Workington and Wigton, Cumbria, United Kingdom.

In Search Of Unusual Destinations

Because the Lake District is within its boundary, Cumbria possesses some of the United Kingdom’s most beautiful mountain scenery, but, because of its beauty, the Lake District is not an unusual destination. In contrast, a lot of the West Cumbrian coast is deemed unworthy of visiting, even by British people who live nearby. Hence this post. Why not consider a visit to Cumbrian places a little less obvious than the Lake District (and, if you enjoy this post, track down my earlier posts about Barrow-in-Furness, Whitehaven and Parton)?

Workington’s most interesting sights include the tidal estuary of the River Derwent, the ruins of Workington Hall in pretty Curwen Park, Portland Square (an elongated square of considerable beauty in a conservation area. Elegant Georgian and Victorian houses enclose the cobbles. What a pity about all the parked cars, however), the streets surrounding Portland Square (e.g. Curwen, Wilson, King and Jane streets)…

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