A historic market town.

Wigton is a working, historic market town located beween the Lakeland
fells and Solway Firth. It has a long and fascinating history that can
be explored following its Heritage Trail.

Author and novelist, Melvyn Bragg was born here. His work has deep
connections with the area including Speak for England, featuring
interviews with residents of the town.
The Heritage Trail
introduces you to his town connections.  


Historic church

St Mary’s Church in Wigton town centre which dates back to 1125, was originally constructed using stone from a nearby Roman fort. It’s definitely worth seeking out as is The George Moor Memorial in the centre of town. It features superb sculpture by Pre – Raphaelite artist, Tomas Woolner.

Local artists

The Fountain Gallery proudly displays and sells the work of local artists. It has a fine selection of work in a range of medium. It’s also well worth exploring the many nearby independent shops


Theatrical delight

The town’s community spirit is in evidence at the John Peel Theatre with its lively mix of music, plays and films and the local market is held in the warmer months, 750 years aftre the town received its market charter from Henry III.

Heritage Trail

Famous bespoke tailor Redmayne 1860 welcomes customers by appointment, and the town’s Heritage Trail gives you a different perspective. Click here for the brochure: Wigton Heritage Trail


How to find Wigton:

Escape to the real Lake District

Leave the crowds to do their thing… while you do yours!

Top Bowness

Bottom Buttermere


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