Workington is widely regarded as the shopping hub of West Cumbria with a unique mixture of local businesses and high street brands, the town provides an exclusive shopping experience. Although not traditionally known as a tourist town, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t accommodate for tourists. A hidden gem in the town often missed by visitors are the stunning views that can be seen on the draping shoreline cliffs. Watch the sunset as the light slowly drains from the town or gaze across the Solway Firth with glimpses of Scotland from afar. Keeping with the theme of water, there is an accompanying path along the river Derwent running through Workington that allows for some further enjoyment of the outdoors.

Points of Interest

Helena Thompson

The Helena Thompson is both a museum and a community venue serving the town of Workington and the surrounding area.
This elegant Georgian house is a Grade II listed building was bequeathed to the town by the late Helena Thompson. Originally the building was in the care of the local authority but it is now managed by Workington Heritage Group under licence from Allerdale Borough Council.

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Washington Square/Shopping

Washington Square is an award-winning pedestrianised retail centre that promises a big city shopping experience in the heart of our local town. With a mix of popular high street stores and local businesses, offering everything from fashion, home accessories, beauty products and tasty treats, Washington Square is your one-stop destination for all your shopping needs.

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Workington Town RLFC

Workington Town RLFC was formed in December 1944 at a meeting held in the Royal Oak Hotel, Workington (now the Labour Club) and in attendance was Mr John Wilson the then secretary of the Rugby League. It was decided at the meeting that the club should be registered as a business and that an application for membership of the Rugby League should be submitted.

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Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre

The historic Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre is one of Workington’s much loved buildings and West Cumbria’s premier theatre, entertainment and arts centre. They provide a diverse range of performances, shows and events across the year featuring family shows, comedy, music, opera, ballet, lectures and spoken word events, rock and pop concerts and musicals from the professional touring circuit and from community based performers.

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Vulcan Park

Vulcan Park is a 14 acre town centre park situated in the centre of Workington on Vulcan’s Lane. The park is a ten minutes’ walk from the centre of town and provides a green haven to breathe, think and play. The park remains a valued amenity and is used by the local community for relaxation and recreation as well as a variety of events and activities throughout the year.

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Borough Park, Workington AFC

Borough Park was built with the assistance of the local council, and opened in 1937, with Workington moving from their previous Lonsdale Park ground, which was next to Borough Park. The ground initially consisted of a 1,000 seat main stand on the western touchline, and banking around the remainder of the pitch, but by 1951 the embankments had been converted to terracing, and two more stands erected in the north-west and south-west corners of the ground.

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