THINGS TO SEE AND DO
is situated in a non-commercialized area, on the Solway coast.
magnificent Lake District National Park is within easy reach.
Keswick is only 30 - 35 scenic miles away. On the way, you will pass
beautiful Bassenthwaite Water, famous for it's
Their nest can be viewed from the Osprey viewing area situated on the North side
of Bassenthwaite Water.
Allonby is a small
village on the north west coast of Cumbria,
between Maryport and Silloth, in a designated
Area of Outstanding Beauty.
The bay is very popular with wind surfers and
The Cumbrian Coastal Way passes through the
village, and walkers can enjoy many miles of
Despite its small
size, the village has several splendid buildings
including the Old Baths, North Lodge, Christ
Church, and the 'Reading Room'.
The Reading Room was erected around 1862, partly
funded by local donations, and partly by Joseph
Pease, a Quaker Industrialist from the North
East of England.
It was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, famous for
designing Manchester's Town Hall, and London's
Natural History Museum.
A history of Allonby
Allonby Bay has a long sandy
beech, with fine views across the
Solway Estuary to the mountains of
Visitors can enjoy an almost empty beach -
a cleanliness and safety winner -
and also take advantage of
windsurfing, fishing or just a
used to roam on the green, grazing
the sea banks and roadsides.
Beach rides may still be offered,
subject to the tides.
The coastal towns of Maryport, and Whitehaven with their marinas lie to the south down the coast.
The Victorian seaside village of Silloth is only 10 minutes North of Allonby.
The historic city of Carlisle with it's castle and attractive shopping centre is within easy driving distance.
Inland from Allonby there are
plenty of quiet country lanes, which can be explored, with many small
Pub meals are available in some of those nearby villages.
With coast, countryside, lakes and hills, there is something for
everyone, whatever the weather!
Allonby - - - - - A
guide to the picturesque village on the Solway Coast.
A guide to the landscape, wildlife and history of the area, with information and
photographs for visitors.
Baywatch Hotel and Surf Bar, Allonby. serves meals at lunchtime and in
Four giant plasma screens show all major sporting events on Sky.
Family Karaoke nights every Friday. Local duo's and groups appear every
Saturday in Summer.
Music festival on the Solway Firth.
By having a great line-up of bands,
and making tickets some of the cheapest available for any festival, the Solfest
is guaranteed to be a fantastic experience for everyone!
Bring your camping gear, your fancy dress for Saturday night, and of course
don't forget your wellies.
Come to Solfest for a rockin' good Bank Holiday weekend every August.
The Maryport Blues
Festival 2008 had 50 bands,
performing on three stages and in over 20 venues around the town, from all over the UK, the US, Australia and mainland Europe, making it the biggest
blues party of the decade !
Artists included - Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, and legendary blues
guitarist, Jimmie Vaughan.
This year, "Be there or be square".
For a bigger view of the videos above,
click the icon with 4
small corners near the bottom right of the
you come to Allenby, you must treat yourself to a delicious, locally
made, ice cream.
Twentyman's, the Allonby village
store, has a very popular ice cream parlour with forty different
flavoured ice creams made on the premises.
Usually a dozen or so are on sale each day.
The Ice Cream Specials shown here are
Banana Boat, Knickerbocker Glory, Strawberry Cup, and Giant Waffle,
with a Summer Fruits cornet with chocolate flake in the foreground
..... Yummy !
Has two shops, a pub, and as its name suggests, a fine old
abbey that is well worth a visit for those with historical interests.
Carlisle. First Friday of each month.
Brampton. Last Saturday of each month.
Penrith. Third Saturday of each month.
For details of other markets, ring 01539 732 736
Wigton market Friday.
Frontier of the Roman Empire. The most important monument built by the
Romans in Britain, and is the best known frontier in the entire Roman
Empire. Spanning the country from Wallsend in the East to Bowness-on
Solway in the west, it took 6 years to build and was 5 metres (15 feet) high.
District Coastal Aquarium,
Maryport. one of the best marine aquariums
in Europe. Over 2000 fish, 200 different species, 45 dramatic
displays. Get your hands in a rock pool, stroke the rays and see the fish
at feeding time.
Delve into Maryport's maritime heritage.
Discover links with Fletcher Christian, of "Mutiny on The Bounty"
From the coast to the foot of England's highest
mountain, 7 miles of steam in The Lake District National Park.
Powerful small scale, locomotives, with both open and covered carriages.
Cycle carrying carriages, make this an ideal starting point for walks, cycle
touring or just a fun day out for all the family. These engines are not
Solway Coast Discovery
Unique exhibition of Solway Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Siuated in Silloth, adjoining the Tourist Information centre.
The Wave Centre,
Maryport. is a new cultural and community centre in the heart of Maryportís
historic harbour area.
Visit the 235 seat theatre/cinema with state of the art sound and
lighting, the History of Maryport exhibition, Bistro, Tourist Information and
Visitor Centre, the Made in Cumbria Arts and Crafts retail outlet.
Also, this is one of the venues used for the Maryport Blues Festival.
West Coast Indoor
Experience the thrills, and spills of motorsport in relative
safety, and at a realistic price. Indoor carts fitted with high strength
bumpers and all round hydraulic brakes for driver safety. Powerful 200cc
engines capable of speeds in excess of 35 mph. Practice sessions for
children and adults. Please book in advance.
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Tourist Information Centres
Silloth 01697 331 944
Carlisle Old Town Hall, Carlisle. 01228 625 600
Brampton Moot Hall, Brampton. 01697 734 33
Southwaite M6 Motorway Services (North Bound),
Carlisle. 01697 473 445
Keswick Moot Hall,
Market square. 017687 726 45
Maryport 1, Senhouse
Street 01900 813 738
Tel. 01900 815 317
(+44) 1900 815 317
0771 33 24024