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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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What to do

Whether you’re in the Western Lake District for a day, weekend or longer, you’ll find plenty to fill your days. With beautifully located golf courses, castles, gardens, steam trains and a whole range of outdoor pursuits to name a few there really is something for everyone.

Attractions

Attractions

We have a whole range of attractions to keep you busy during your stay.

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Eating and drinking

Eating and drinking

Local produce from hillside farms, fresh fish, Cumberland sausage, cream teas and award-winning ales.

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Shopping

Shopping

Get your retail fix in our independent shops, interesting high streets and local markets.

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Towns and villages

Towns and villages

There are many local towns and villages to explore and use as a base for your stay.

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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Discover our vibrant and exciting arts and cultural scene inspired by our beautiful landscape.

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Leisure activities

Leisure activities

With everything from shoreline horses rides and Go Ape! to slate mines and beaches, the Western Lake District has something for everyone.

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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.