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Filming the Scafells: A labour of love

Our incredible coast

Our incredible coast

Shoreline adventures

Whether you enjoy birdwatching, invigorating coastal walks or sampling the finest, freshest local seafood, this beautiful, coastal landscape has something to tempt you.

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Home to Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain

Heritage

For a relatively small area, the Western Lake District has more than its fair share of heritage. From the maritime stories of fishermen and smugglers to Roman ruins and ancient castles, you could spend days exploring the history of the area.

While you’re in this part of the Lake District, stop off at Georgian Whitehaven, Roman Maryport, Muncaster Castle or simply stumble upon the stone-built villages that punctuate the landscape. Every town and village has a story to tell and a past to be discovered.

Egremont Castle

Egremont Castle

Egremont Castle stands above the River Ehen and was the inspiration for Wordworth’s ‘Ballad of the Horn of Egremont’.

Hadrian's Wall - World Heritage Site

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall represents a fascinating time in our history.

Hardknott Fort

Hardknott Fort

Discover the impressive Roman remains at Hardknott Fort and take a step back in time.

Workington Hall

Dating from the 14th Century, Workington Hall was the final refuge for Mary Queen of Scots before her imprisonment and eventual execution.


Whitehaven - the perfect day out
Millom & Black Combe
Cockermouth
Ravenglass

Brian Sherwen Photography

Many images on this website have been supplied to us by Brian Sherwen.