The Bailey Ground Hotel is on the coast at the bottom of Wasdale Valley about 15 miles from Wasdale Head

Seascale, following the railways expansion became a popular victorian holiday destination. Visitors would rent a house and escape to the clean air of West Cumbria, they would - as you should, enjoy the miles of beaches.

In the area around Seascale there is plenty of things to do and to see.

Scawfell Pike


Greycroft Stone Circle, near Sellafield, Seascale.

Brats Hill Stone Circles - a fairly remote site reached by a steep walk from Boot, Eskdale past the ruined peat diggers cottages on the edge of the moor
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Ravenglass Roman Bath House

Ravenglass was an important naval base for the Romans in the 2nd century, GLANNAVENTA. Little remains now of their large fort except for the remarkable bath house, now known as Walls Castle. This is one of the largest surviving Roman structures in England, about 40 feet by 90 feet with walls over 12 feet high, and containing everything from hot saunas to cold baths.

Ravenglass was a regional supply point for much of the north west, with a Roman road from Ravenglass through the Hard Knott Pass to the Roman fort at Ambleside. Ravenglass was occupied by the Romans for over 300 years, and had a garrison of a thousand soldiers.

Hard Knott Fort (known to the Romans as MEDIOBOGDUM) is near the Eskdale end of Hard Knott Pass which, with Wrynose Pass, connects Eskdale with central Lakeland (one of the most thrilling and challenging drives in Lakeland!)

The Roman Fort, one of the loneliest outposts of the Roman Empire, built between AD120 and AD138 is on a spectacular site overlooking the pass which forms part of the Roman road from Ravenglass to Ambleside and Brougham at Penrith. The walls surrounded granaries, barracks, and a commandant's house. The baths, with a sequence of three rooms can be seen outside the main walls.
An area of flattened ground is believed to be a parade area. from Visit Cumbria

Gosforth Fishing Cross - the tallest Viking Cross in England and the hogback tombstones situated at Gosforth Church, also see the 9th Century Irton Cross at St Pauls Church.

Muncaster Castle & Gardens, one of the best places to visit in the Lake District for a fun family day out! The Muncaster Experience is different for

Ravenglass Railway

Welcome to the English Lake District's longest and most spectacular steam railway!
The line runs for seven miles (11.3 kilometres) from the Lake District National Park's only coastal village of Ravenglass in the Western Lake District, through hidden Miterdale, to the grandeur of the Eskdale valley. The terminus at Dalegarth for Boot - home to our new visitor centre - nestles at the foot of England's highest mountains.

Around 125,000 visitors delight in the Railway each year. For many it's an occasion to enjoy family time together, soaking up the rich variety of flora and fauna plus that special beauty reserved for this part of the Lake District. For ever increasing numbers the Railway provides an ideal opportunity to travel before enjoying a gentle stroll or a more serious boots on ramble, while the biggest growth market is for those wanting to use the train as a base for cycle hire and trails.

For all though it's the magic of steam, including the world's oldest working 15" (38.1cm) gauge locomotive, that adds that little bit extra to one of the Lake District's top attractions...


Famous as the home of England's highest mountains Scafell Pike, Scafell, Great Gable at the Wasdale head, its deepest lake Wastwater with the majestic Screes and the smallest church in  St.Olaf's.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team - Scafell Pike the Easy Way

  walks around Wasdale


The Rum Story - Imagine leaving the streets of our Georgian town centre and feeling like you have been transported to an exotic island in the Caribbean. That is what you will experience when you begin your journey through The Rum Story

Rum Story

The Beacon

See up to eight different and amazing art or history exhibitions each year in the Harbour Gallery. The Harbour Gallery is the Beacon’s temporary exhibition space and is located on the main entrance floor. Entry into the Harbour Gallery is FREE. To see a list of our current and upcoming exhibitions, please go to our Gallery Services area.
The Beacon


West Cumbria Cycle Network

Haig Collery

Cockermouth - home of Wordsworth House

Cockermouth is a charming town with plenty to offer the visitor including:

Wordsworth House

In the 1770s, when the young William lived in Wordsworth House it must have been a lively, bustling home. Imagine the noise, smells and clutter generated by a household of two parents, five children, four servants, and a variety of animals!

Jennings Brewery

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The market town of Keswick offers an all round holiday experience. There is a wide range of shops, galleries, attractions and outdoor activities and for the end of an action packed day a wide choice of restaurants and pubs, the renowned Theatre by the Lake and the Alhambra Cinema.

Attractions include:

The Pencil Factory

Keswick museum

Keswick Tourism


Maryport is an attractive coastal town on the Solway estuary, with sweeping views, shoreline walks, golf links, coastal sailing, lively pubs and memorable summer festivals. Here you can experience a maritime history of two thousand years of the sea, visit the many attractions and unique shops, and discover a Lake District experience with definite difference.

Lake District Coast Aquarium

Senhouse Roman Museum




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