Activities in the Area
Enjoy the country walks, horse riding, golf, bird watching and cycling that make up but a few of the activties avaliable in our area.
Places of interest
The Border City - is the main shopping, commercial and industrial centre in the northern half of Cumbria, and a fair amount of southern Scotland. The Romans established a settlement here - primarily to serve the forts on Hadrian’s Wall. In the 12th century, King Henry I allowed the founding of a religious establishment, later making the town a diocese, and thus making the Priory into a Cathedral. The Prior’s Tower is next to the Cathedral and houses a small exhibition in the pele tower. Carlisle Castle is a great medieval fortress that has watched over the City of Carlisle for over nine centuries. The Castle is also home to the Border Regiment Museum which relates the history of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment, the Border Regiment and the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment and local Militia.
The Lake District
England's largest National Park includes Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.
Gretna Green - Weddings have taken place in Gretna Green for over 250 years. We are a stones throw away from the worlds famous place to get married. Why not stay with us after your fantastic wedding day. We will provide you luxury and comfort and make your day complete.
Langholm is widely known as the “Muckle Toon”, a carry forward from the 18th century when this Gateway to Scotland was not only the largest town in the Borders but was also the most prosperous, making a good living off the active smuggling which existed at that time.
Probably the most famous Roman remain in England is Hadrian’s Wall. It is not by any stretch the most northerly point of the Roman advance; they reached as far north as modern Aberdeen. It isn’t even the most northerly wall built by the Romans in Britain. That honour goes to the Antonine Wall, an earthwork defense between the firths of Clyde and Forth.
Coastal towns of Maryport, Silloth and Whitehaven
Maryport, located on the beautiful Solway Firth is one of the few places that can offer stunning views to the Scottish mountains and back to the Lake District Fells. Glorious sunsets, sweeping views, shoreline walks, sea and beach angling, golf links, coastal sailing, lively pubs, and memorable summer festivals make Maryport, although so near so very different to the Lakes.