In and Around Seascale & St Bees

Quick Facts about Seascale

Population – 1,754 (2011)
District – Copeland
Landmarks – Victorian Water Tower, Muncaster Castle, Drigg Dunes Nature Reserve

About Seascale

This attractive seaside village on the Lake District Coast, nestled midway between Whitehaven to the north and Millom to the south. Full of Victorian charm and blessed by its superb location, Seascale is ideal for exploring the spectacular coastline, and the stunning fells of the Western Lake District.

The award-winning sandy beach at Seascale stretches for miles, with spectacular views across the sea to the Isle of Man, It also sits on Hadrian’s Cycleway and makes a good starting point for exploring the surrounding countryside. If you head south you will find Muncaster Castle and the picturesque Ravenglass and Drigg Dunes Nature Reserve.

Did you know?

Evidence of Neolithic settlers can be found at the Grey Croft Stone Circle just north of the village. Ten 2m high stones in a 30m ring can be viewed from a public footpath.

 

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Quick Facts about St. Bees

Population – 1,801 (2011)
District – Copeland

About St. Bees

This picturesque seaside village, is situated in a beautiful natural setting, is 4 miles from Whitehaven. With its long sandy beaches it is very popular for holiday makers and locals alike. St. Bees is best known for its Norman Priory, Elizabethan School and is the popular start of the famous cross-England Wainwright Coast to Coast walk.
Standing magnificently above the village in the red sandstone St.Bees Head, along which winds a cliff-top path to a 19th century lighthouse. The area is a bird watchers paradise as its home to one of the largest seabird colonies in England. Three miles inland is the historic Norman market town of Egremont, home of Egremont Castle and Florence Mine.

Did you know?

Actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson went to school at St. Bees.

 

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Accommodation

Not forgetting the great choice of accommodation from family run b&b’s to self-catering cottages and campsites. Combined with its historic roots, Seascale or St Bees is an ideal place to spend your holiday. To view all the accommodation providers CLICK HERE

 

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