Maryport has always had a close affinity with the sea, from its earliest fishing days to the busy docks and sea-faring ships of the Georgian and Victorian eras.
Even the Romans utilised the presence of the sea and its shoreline as added defence in the building of Hadrian's Wall, their great frontier sweeping along the Solway Firth and down the west coast as far as Ravenglass.
The west-facing Solway coast affords expansive views and glorious sunsets over the Irish Sea, which can be enjoyed from the promenade walks.
|Tue 15 Mar - Tue 18 Oct||Be inspired by Beatrix at Wordsworth House and Garden|
|Wed 16 Mar - Sun 30 Oct||Beatrix Potter’s love of the Northern Lakes at Wordsworth House and Garden|
|Sun 13 Mar - Sun 30 Oct||Bug hunters and explorers at Wordsworth House and Garden|
|Fri 25 Mar - Thu 30 Jun||Two Bad Mice: Mischief in Beatrix Potter’s Tales at Wordsworth House and Garden|