visit workington

  • Workington
  • Workington town centre

places to visit

Eclipse Leisure Centre


Eclipse Leisure Centre is the finest in entertainment for all the family and has 12 ten-pin bowling lanes with children's bumpers on all the lanes. A 30-gun Quasar laser tag games arena.

Plaza Cinemas


Six-screen independent cinema showing all the leatest blockbusters and weekly alternative titles, with disabled access, free parking and American stadium-style luxury seating.



Energus is a training and events facility, known for its local, national and international events. Our multi-functional rooms are available to hire for conferences, exhibitions, dinners and school proms ect.


about workington


Workington was built on the bedrock of coal, its reserves exploited by the Curwen family who reaped huge wealth and prosperity from the underground resources.

From their base at Workington Hall, the Curwens developed the old town on the hill clustered around the market place and cobbled Portland Square. Once the docks, shipyards and ironworks were established on the coast, the town rapidly extended towards the sea to become the bustling town and port of today.

In recent times the heavy industry has virtually disappeared and the town is being revitalised with new shopping precincts enlivened by sculptural artworks, attractive paving materials and interesting street architecture.

Derwent Apartment twin bedroom

Quality Cumbria AssessedSelf-catering with 1 unit, £315-£440 pupw sleeps 4, Cockermouth

Derwent Apartment is a comfortable spacious ground floor apartment which sleeps up to four, all on one level. An excellent base to explore many different locations in the Lake District and West Coastal resorts.


VisitEngland 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £285-£470 pupw sleeps 4, Cockermouth

Loweswater is situated in the tranquil village of Mockerkin, close to Loweswater and the Buttermere Fells. The first floor apartment is very spacious, light and furnished to a high standard. All heating, electricity, linen and towels incl.

Armidale Cottages Bed & Breakfast

Quality Cumbria AssessedBed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £50 pppnb, Workington

Armidale Cottages B&B is set in half an acre of land with a small orchard. Built in the 16thC the cottages have been lovingly renovated to a very high standard, retaining many of the original features.


history of workington


Unlike neighbouring Whitehaven and Maryport, Workington was not originally a coastal settlement. The old town developed on high ground near Workington Hall and expanded to the south and west as a result of industrial exploitation of the local coal and iron ore deposits. During the 18th and 19th centuries, rows of terraced houses were built to accommodate the influx of workers and the commercial hub of Workington moved from Portland Square to the flat coastal plain.


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workington heritage


workington hall


The hereditary seat of the Curwen family who were Lords of the Manor of Workington for centuries. A pele tower was built in 1362 and extensions added over the years to form the quadrangular mansion that survives today, albeit in a ruinous state. The roofless ruins of the hall now provide a backdrop for fetes and other outdoor events in the grounds of Curwen Park, the former deer park.


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