The maritime port of Whitehaven was once the third largest in the UK with trade links all over the world.
The wealth of Georgian architecture led to Whitehaven being listed as a ‘gem town' and voted one of the top 10 seaside resorts in the UK.
Today the town's harbour enhanced by nautical sculptures, dramatic lighting effects and a brand new marina, is the focus for spectacular maritime events and the occasional visit of tall sailing ships.
Much of the accommodation has historical roots, including Moresby Hall which offers both b&b and cottage accommodation.
History & heritage
Art & culture
From art & craft exhibitions to theatre and music events, Whitehaven offers a broad spectrum of creative and enjoyable entertainment for all.
art & culture
An off-shore boat trip is one of the best ways to appreciate the area's coastal wildlife and mining heritage.
Come and expreience the Tall Ships or Whitehaven Beer Festival, with over 40 beers on offer for you to try.