Visit Silloth & solway plain

  • Silloth Golf Course
  • Solway Visitors centre
  • The Gincase
  • The Gincase
  • Solfest
  • Solfest
  • Silloth

about Silloth & Solway Plain

 

• The Solway's outstanding landscapes, diverse habitats and rich heritage have been recognised as the Solway Coast AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

• The Victorian seaside town of Silloth is a popular destination for its leisurely atmosphere, seaside recreation and spectacular sunsets.

• The natural indentation of the Solway Firth also influenced the building of Hadrian's Wall in AD 122, a 73-mile (117 km) frontier between Bowness-on-Solway and Wallsend that marked the northern extent of the Roman Empire.

• Romans, Vikings, Normans, monasteries, Border reivers and the Victorians all left their mark on this rich landscape.

• In 1626 the bells of St Michael's Church at Bowness were stolen by Scottish raiders who jettisoned them in the Solway whilst being pursued back to Scotland.

• Bowness villagers retaliated by taking the bells from Dornock and Middlebie churches in Dumfriesshire where they are kept at the rear of the church to this day.

 

History

Heritage

Natural Environment

Art & Culture

places to visit

 
 
Gincase Tearoom, Craft Barn, Gallery

Silloth

 
 
 
 
 
Wigton

Wigton

 
 
 
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