Workington is a costal town with it's roots in coal and ironworks. The old town was built around market place and Portland Square.
Today, the bustling town has a modern high street with shops such as Debenhams, M&S, HMV, Laura Ashley and many independent traders.
Workington is an ideal base from which to explore the Western Lakes with a number of hotels and lovely b&bs. It is also a starting point for the Coast to Coast (C2C) route.
During your stay visit the Helena Thompson Museum, take a walk to Curwen Hall and catch a performance at the theatre.
History & heritage
Workington is thought to have derived its name from ‘Weork' - an Anglian chieftain.
Art & culture
In recent years, several eye-catching artworks have been commissioned to provide interactive focal points for the town centre.
The range of habitats from willow carr to herb-rich meadows and woodlands supports a diverse flora and fauna.
paint the town red in august, an extravaganza themed on the colour red.