Historic Maritime and Roman town

The harbour town of Maryport was developed by the Lowther family
in the 18th century to a grid pattern. Georgian houses can still be enjoyed
with a gentle stroll to the impressive Fleming Square.
Take in the local shops and the quirky cafes as well as bric a brac
shops that make browsing a pleasure.

Enjoy striking views out into the Solway Firth and across to Scotland with some magnificent sunsets. Fishing boats still operate out of the harbour and it is a colourful sight.

The Lake District Aquarium also on the harbour povides an interactive, hands on journey to discover the fauna of the coast and inland waterways.

The Maryport Maritime Museum charts the town’s long association with the sea. The Ismay family came from Maryport and went on to establish the White Start Line that owned the ill–fated Titanic. Find out more in the White Star Room in the museum.

The museum also has fine paintings including some by the acclaimed maritime artist William Mitchell as well as works by Percy Kelly, who is now rightly known to a wider audience.

In a fine location overlooking the Solway Firth, the Senhouse Roman Museum has an outstanding collection of the largest group of Roman military altar stones and inscriptions from any site in Britain, and unique examples of Romano-British religious sculpture.

For hands on fun, try indoor climbing and caving at Clip ‘n Climb, West Coast Indoor Karting offers thrills and sprills and bargains are to be had at the New Balance Factory Shop. For food lovers,  Cumbria on a Plate takes you on an artisan food voyage of discovery, while Her Citi is a cafe with a difference, lovely coffee and cakes of course but also with an accessories and clothes rail plus a very friendly welcome.

How to find Maryport:

Maryport's famous son, Edward Benn Smith VC, DCM

See the commemoration on South Quay, Maryport

View the Centenary


Booklet here.

When Percy Met Norman

Maryport, 28-29 September 2018

A two day event featuring

an exhibition of materials,

art workshop, art and

poetry inspired by two

Cumbrian “brothers” Percy

Kelly and

Norman Nicholson.

Full programme here.


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