Historic Maritime & Roman Town

Visit Maryport in Cumbria

The harbour town of Maryport was developed to a grid pattern by the Senhouse family in the 18th century. 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.

Glorious sunsets

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.

Fish filled fun

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

White Star Line

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.

Fine art

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.

Roman frontier

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 while bargains are to be had at the New Balance Factory Shop.

Independent shops

A good range of independent shops can be found in the town centre. Food lovers, will enjoy  Cumbria on a Plate, taking you on an artisan food voyage of discovery, while Her Citi, is a cafe with a difference with lovely coffee and cakes of course, but also with an accessories and clothes rail plus a very friendly welcome.

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Where to stay in Maryport

There is a wealth of choice of accommodation during your Lake District, Cumbria break. Choose from a great selection of the best quality hotels, B&B’s, self-catering cottages and lodges to rent, as well as camping and caravanning sites surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Where to eat in Maryport

We have splendid dining options in Alllerdale, from fine dining to cosy cafes and wholesome pub grub. Dishes inspired by local produce and our surroundings is definitely on the menu and you will enjoy your experience in some of the finest settings in the country, a perfect combination.

What to do in Maryport

Things to do in Maryport

Our landscapes are an adventure playground like no other. You will find over 40% of the Lake District National Park here, the glorious Solway Coast and Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. The opportunities for discovery, excitement and personal fulfilment amongst magnificent scenery are limitless.

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Events in Maryport

From food festivals to theatre, and music festivals to outdoor events… jump in and enjoy Allerdale’s vibrant festival and events scene. The wide range mirrors the vibrant cultural life of our warm-hearted area.

How to find Maryport:

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

See the commemoration on South Quay, Maryport

View the commemoration

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