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.




Natural Environment

Art & Culture

places to visit

Gincase Tearoom, Craft Barn, Gallery






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