Whitehaven attractions

Whitehaven attractions

WhitehavenWhitehaven lies in Cumbria, a county formed from the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and part of North Lancashire, and now England's second largest county in size. Here you will find the beautiful Lake District National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, forest trails and lakeside paths around the 16 major lakes. The almost alpine landscape of England's highest mountains are a draw for the millions of visitors who pour into the park each year, where for 200 years, it has been the inspiration for artists, poets and writers who have made their home here.

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Attractions Florence Mine Heritage Centre, Egremont, Cumbria Tel: 01946 825 830 The last deep working Iron Ore mine in Europe. The Centre offers a mining museum, geology & mineral room, mock drift, shop, refreshment area and a research facility. Disabled access is available throughout. About 5 miles south of Whitehaven.

Florence Mine Heritage Centre

Attractions Sellafield Visitors Centre Tel: 01946 727027 - Sellafield is probably BNFL's most well known site, and is home to the Sellafield Visitors Centre. About 7 miles south of Whitehaven.

Sellafield Visitors Centre

Attractions Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria
Tel: 01229 717171 The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway runs for seven-miles from the coastal village of Ravenglass in the Western Lake District to Dalegarth station and visitor centre in Eskdale.
About 13 miles south of Whitehaven

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Attractions Muncaster Castle, On the A595 near Ravenglass Tel. 01229 717614 Muncaster Castle has been home to the Pennington family since 1208. The 1800-acre estate contains 77 acres of woodland gardens, renowned for their azaleas, rhododendrons, and camellias. Muncaster is also home to the Owl Centre and World Owl Trust, with 48 species from all over the world. About 17 miles south of Whitehaven.

Muncaster Castle

Attractions St Bees Head Nature Reserve - One of the largest cliff seabird colonies on the west coast of England. Birds include razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars, guillemots, some puffins and the only black guillemots breeding in England. Cormorants, rock pipits, ravens, peregrines and stonechats on the cliffs and gannets, skuas and shearwaters offshore. You can see the Isle of Man on a clear day. About 3 miles south of Whitehaven.

St Bees Head Nature Reserve

Attractions The Hardknott Pass road, with a gradient of 1 in 3, is a steep narrow and winding switchback road. From the west, within one mile of leaving the pastoral valley of Eskdale, the road rises to 1291 feet. Hardknott Pass is on a minor road between the A595 on the west coast and the A593 near Skelwith Bridge in the east. At the top of the pass is Hardknott Roman Fort commanding views reaching from the upper Eskdale valley to the Isle of Man. It was the perfect site for the Romans seeking to control the area. About 20 miles southeast of Whitehaven.

Hardknott Pass

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