Workington attractions

Workington attractions

WorkingtonWorkington 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 Bassenthwaite Lake is one of the largest at 4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide, but also one of the shallowest at 70 ft deep. It is the most northerly of the lakes, and has no major settlements on its shores. There is a shore path which runs the length of the west shore, but there is no access to the east side except at Mirehouse. Bassenthwaite is home to the vendace, a rare and endangered fish species found only here and in Derwentwater. About 13 miles east of Workington.

Bassenthwaite Lake

Attractions Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. The building in which the museum is housed was originally known as Park End House. It was left to the people of Workington in 1940 by Helena Thompson, a local philanthropist whose family had been connected to the building from the late 18th century. It houses displays of pottery, silver, glass, and furniture dating from Georgian times, as well as the social and industrial history of Workington and the surrounding area. In the centre of Workington

Helena Thompson Museum

Attractions Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre, Egremont Road, Cockermouth
Tel: 01900 822673. An indoor presentation of sheep sheerers at work with hands-on experience and opportunity to meet 19 different breeds of live sheep.
About 8 miles east of Workington.

Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre

Attractions Wordsworth House, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9RX Tel: 01900 820884 - A fine Georgian town house, the birthplace and childhood home of William Wordsworth. A National Trust property with attractive walled gardens growing fruit, herbs and vegetables of the Wordsworths' time. About 7 miles east of Workington.

Wordsworth House

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