Whitehaven is less than an hour away from the beauty of Cumbria’s Lake District National Park, and provides good transport links and easy access to shops and local amenities. There are convenient rail and road links to Wokington, Keswick, Carlisle, Penrith and beyond. Whitehaven plays host to a Maritime Festival annually, attracting an estimated 350k to the small town, as well as many visits from the Tall Ships and you could not be better positioned to view these events and more from an apartment in Bardywell Heights.

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Whitehaven Daytrips

While you are staying at Bardywell Heights, why not visit some of the gems that the surrounding area has to offer?

  • The Beacon (100 yards)

    The newly refurbished Beacon in Whitehaven sits proudly on the Marina, and boasts stunning panoramic views across the Solway Coast. The Beacon Museum tracks the social history of the local coastal area of The Lake District. Set over 5 floors the Beacon houses a harbour gallery with an annual program of National touring and temporary exhibitions along with local Cumbrian art installations.

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  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (17 Miles)

    The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England. The journey takes 40 minutes up the line from the protected nature reserves of the Ravenglass Estuary through ancient woodlands and fells of the Eskdale Valley. On arrival visit the quaint cafe or gift shop and there are plenty of trails and walks to explore in this beautiful corner of the Lake District National Park.

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  • The Rum Story (1 Mile)

    Set in the original 1785 shop, courtyards, cellars and bonded warehouses of the Jefferson family. The Rum Story has been authentically designed to provide all-weather family entertainment and is a multi-award winning visitor attraction.

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  • Muncaster Castle (18 miles)

    Muncaster Castle is a hidden gem in the western lake region. Legend has it that Muncaster is one of the most haunted castles in Britain and guests can choose to stay in the famous ‘Tapestry Room’ and experience the much talked of ‘disturbed sleep’ and crying child frequently heard throughout the night! Despite the spooky happenings, Muncaster is a fantastic day out for the whole family with Himalayan Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre, MeadowVole Maze and Playgrounds, cafe and gift shops and unrivalled panoramic views.

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  • Coast to Coast Walk (5 miles)

    The Coast to Coast is one of the world’s great walks. Alfred Wainwright, famous for his pictorial guides to The Lakeland Fells, stitched two coasts, three national parks and 200 miles of footpath together to create the ultimate long distance walk in England. The start of the walk is St Bees, just 5 miles from the apartments at Whitehaven, and travels 199 miles to Robin Hood’s Bay on the East Coast.

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  • Keswick (27 miles)

    The North Pennines is a stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more. In recognition of its special qualities the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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  • Lake District National Park (12 miles)

    England's largest National Park is home to Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere. Hundreds of miles of open landscape are waiting to be explored; cycling, swimming, rambling - all on Whitehaven’s doorstep.

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  • Carlisle (38 miles)

    On a prominent site north of the city centre, Carlisle Castle has played an important role in the history of Carlisle for centuries. The Castle houses Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life and attracts visitors year on year. Carlisle's imposing Cathedral occupies a central position in the heart of the ‘historic quarter', well placed for access to the shops and restaurants Carlisle has to offer.

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  • Lake District Coast Aquarium (14 miles)

    The Lake District Coast Aquarium is situated on the harbour side at Maryport in Cumbria. The Aquarium houses over 60 themed tanks containing a variety of the marine life found around the Cumbrian coastline, from fish to crustaceans, as well as a purpose built tropical marine community reef tank.

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  • The World Of Beatrix Potter (50 miles)

    The Lake District’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife inspired Beatrix Potter to write her much-loved stories and at The World of Beatrix Potter you can experience the magic of her stories. 2016 marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter and the museum will host an abundance of events to celebrate the event.

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