West Croft -
Accommodation on the beautiful Solway Coast
Tel: 01900 881349
A summary of things to do nearby:
The Gincase Farm Park and Tearoom
Bankmill Visitor Centre
Clip ‘n Climb Maryport
Lake District Coast Aquarium
Maryport Maritime Museum
Senhouse Roman Museum
West Coast Karting
Soldiers in Silloth
Silloth Sunday Market
Funtastic Indoor Play Area
Bowling at Eclipse Leisure Centre, Workington
‘Westcroft’ is an ideal touring base, with Hadrian’s Wall, the Lake District National Park and Scottish Borders all easily accessible, after exploring the uncrowded beaches, nature reserve and fishing harbours of the Solway Firth Coast.
The popular market town of Cockermouth, birth place of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, is a short drive.
The historic city of Carlisle has a castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum and good shopping (45minutes by car)
Other things to do nearby
The Gincase Farm Park and Tearoom – a great family day out with play barn, animal activities, lovely tea room and craft barn/giftshop
Bankmill Visitor Centre -
Clip ‘n Climb Maryport – a stunning series of climbing based activities providing challenging fun for ages 4 – 84!
Lake District Coast Aquarium – houses over 55 themed tanks containing a variety of marine life found around the Cumbrian coastline, as well as a tropical marine reef tank + a friendly café and gift shop
Maryport Maritime Museum – situated on the quayside, in a historic former public house frequented by sailors between their voyages on the high seas, where the rich maritime history of Maryport can be discovered
Senhouse Roman Museum – home to the oldest collection of Roman artefacts in Britain and adjacent to the remains of a Roman fort, from which many of the artefacts have been recovered, this museum reveals a rich local Roman history
West Coast Karting -
Soldiers in Silloth – A first-
Silloth Sunday Market One of Cumbria’s largest open air markets, this popular Silloth tourist attraction is an enjoyable day out
Funtastic Indoor Play Area – an award winning indoor play centre and a great place to play!
Keswick Spa – a huge pool and waterslide with wave machine
Bowling at Eclipse Leisure Centre Workington –Family entertainment including 10 pin bowling
Research, carried out by London-
Allerdale was top of the list which was no great suprise to those of us who already live in the area. We're lucky enough to have the best of both worlds with beaches, lakes and mountains all on the doorstep.
What really makes Allerdale unique is its towns, each one has something different, its own identity, its own history.
The beautiful town of Maryport is steeped in history, recent digs by archaeologists have allowed them to extend the history of Roman Maryport to before Hadrian's Wall was built but there's so much more to Maryport than just Romans. Its quaint main street that leads to the harbour is unlike any other in Cumbria and if you head towards Flemming Square you'll be
pleasantly surprised to find a Mediterranean-
It might seem strange to describe Keswick as one of our hidden gems, especially when you consider that it's overrun with tourists for six months of the year but in the winter months this picturesque town full of extraordinary businesses and surrounded protectively by the fells takes on a completely new identity.The lake side, no longer bustling with walkers is peace itself which gives you the chance to take in the views. You can move freely from shop to shop and appreciate the true beauty of the town.
Workngton with its regeneration has become a popular shopping destination but when you leave the town centre and head off the beaten track towards Portland Square and the old market place you see a completely different side to the town and gain an insight as to what it was like in years gone by.
Famed for being the birthplace of William Wordsworth, Fletcher Christian and John Dalton Cockermouth's found its own niche with its idealistic high street. Full of independent businesses and only a handful of national chains Cockerouth is the perfect depiction of the High Street 30 ago.The recent regeneration in the market place has given the older buildings a modem twist with businesses a bright, new lick of paint and nodding to the area's agriculture with the bright seating area formed by recycled tractor seats alongside some more contemporary ones
making it the perfect place to sit and soak up the peaceful atmosphere
here in this quieter part of the town.