Allerdale's shopping Capital

Visit Workington in Cumbria

Workington’s long history is proudly on show in Curwen Park. Look out for the picturesque ruin of Curwen Hall. It’s a fine place to wile away some time on a sunny day. Leaving the park leads you to the Helena Thompson Museum, a fine looking Georgian, Grade II listed house. Its interesting collection consists of costume, textiles, antiques and curios.

Retail therapy

Workington is the largest town in Allerdale and has a well designed, pedestrianised shopping area in the centre of the town. It features major high street brands and a range of independent shops for a good retail day out.

Heritage and culture

Your cultural and entertainment needs are well served with a range of facilities. In addition to the interesting Helena Thompson Museum, the Carnegie Theatre’s programme of concerts, plays and shows is a must visit in the town centre.


Entertainment continues at the Plaza Cinemas multiplex and Eclipse Ten Pin Bowling and if murder mystery is your thing, don’t miss Lakes Escapes.

On the boards

The Theatre Royal features a wide range of plays while the town host a number of music events during the year.

In the swim

Workington’s £11m leisure centre is one of the best with 25m swimmming pool and all the best indoor sport and gym facilities.

Where to stay in Workington

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 Workington

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.

Things to do in Workington

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.

Keswick Lake District events

Events in Workington

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.

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Workington Christmas Festival

Every December

Workington Xmas festival