Whitehaven is a pretty harbour town on the west coast of Cumbria. Historically the town was famous for mining and shipping, but now is a prime location for nearby Sellafield and the nuclear industry. The maritime history is clear when wandering around the town. From statues, benches and artwork, the nautical themes are clear throughout the town. This theme continues when looking at things to do. Similar to most Cumbrian towns, there is a fine balance of high street favourites and independent shops. Some of our favourite independent businesses include:


Point of Interest

Richardsons of Whitehaven

Shop roasted coffee, Fine wines, Gins, Vintage Port and Hampers. Richardsons of Whitehaven is a favorite local shop, when it comes to a good taste in drinks or gifts.

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The Beacon Museum

The Beacon is a fantastic interactive learning experience that combines Whitehaven and Cumbria’s respective histories. The museum was refurbished in 2007 to keep up with the times however it can still send you on a journey into the past. The Beacon has a wave of new exhibitions throughout the year including Sir Tony Robinson introducing the new gladiators exhibition on Saturday September 23rd.

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The Rum Story

Keeping on the Maritime theme, the award winning attraction ‘The Rum Story’ takes you back to when Whitehaven was the the centre of the UK rum trade. Your journey will take you from the Caribbean rainforest right back to Whitehaven. Set in the original shop, cellars, courtyards and bonded warehouses of the Jefferson family rum business, you couldn’t be in a better place to learn about rum.

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The Harbour

Whitehaven’s harbour is a great place to have a wander around and explore. With a boatload of landmarks, statues and sculptures there’s plenty to see including an old chimney from the historic Wellington Pit ‘The Candlestick’. The harbour is also the start of the famous C2C cycle route.

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The Flower Basket

The Flower Basket pride themselves on their ability to produce beautiful floral displays fitting for all occasions. With years of experience, their highly skilled florists can create bespoke arrangements using a selection of flowers from local suppliers.

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The Briery

The options for eating out in Workington go down two main routes. There are the heartwarming gastropub options or the choice of fine international cuisine. Workington has an excellent choice of Gastropubs such as The Briery; a local favorite for some of the staff

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Only a stone’s throw away from the harbour, our Whitehaven office  is in the perfect location to help you find your dream home.  Whether you’re buying, selling, renting or letting the team look after many properties in the West Cumbria Area including Whitehaven, Workington, Egremont, Cleator, Cleator Moor, St Bees an all the way down the coast to Ravenglass.

We will be on hand to help guide you through the process and with easy access to the office, online or on the phone we aim to provide the best service possible.

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