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Welcome to Maryport, the “Queen of the Solway”. Maryport offers a family destination, with entertainment & interests for all ages, a history dating back to the Roman era & a rich Georgian history reflected in its architecture. For the young, & young at heart, there is Clip n’ Climb at The Wave, Go Karting & the Lake District Coast Aquarium. For those who like to explore the history of an area, the Maryport Maritime Museum & the Senhouse Roman Museum offer an insight into the area’s history going back almost 2,000 years!


Situated near the Lake District & on the Irish Sea coast, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the area is the scene of paintings by artistic greats such as LS Lowry, Percy Kelly & Sheila Fell. The Harbour & Marina area has been restored & provides the opportunity for a relaxing stroll, as does the promenade, which extends northwards from the harbour for over almost 1.5 miles.


There are plenty of pubs, restaurants & food outlets to choose from in the town, which is surrounded by beautiful walking routes & cycle paths, along the coast & around the town. A great place for a relaxing family day out!

MARYPORT LIGHTHOUSE

Maryport Lighthouse is the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the United Kingdom & a Grade II Listed Building.

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ALAUNA AURORA

Overlooking the harbourside on the South Quay, opposite the Lake District Coast Aquarium, is the Alauna Aurora, a mild steel sculpture depicting important references to the heritage of Maryport in its design.

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BRITAIN’S FIRST BLACK POLICEMAN JOHN KENT (1805-1885)

Britain’s first black policeman served his first period of duty in Maryport between 1835 & 1837. John Kent was the son of Thomas Kent, a freed African slave who worked for the Senhouse family in the Carlisle area in the 1770’s. John served his first period of duty as a policeman in Maryport between 1835 & 1837. It is thought that he resided with his brothers Joseph & Thomas on Furnace Street & Kirkby Street in Maryport at this time.

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Maryport Harbourside Caravan Park

Catering for touring caravans, the site has a simple set of amenities that includes an accessible sanitary block with hot showers, a bath, a parent and baby bathroom and a laundry room and a washing-up area, as well as electricity bollards and water stands around the accommodation area.


A comfy lounge with a TV, comfy seating and tables are all available for your downtime, if you require a cosy corner in which to plan your days of sightseeing or relax with something on the box/your own thoughts.
Camping Pods are also under development.


Web: www.maryportmarina.com
Telephone: 01900 814431
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The Wave Centre

Home of Clip ‘n Climb, a wonderful family adventure attraction for ages five & up, ideal for wet weather! The Wave also hosts a gymnasium for fitness enthusiasts & an inflatable play area for little ones. Catering available.
Web: www.thewavemaryport.co.uk

Tourist Information Centre

Located at Lake District Coast Aquarium
South Key
Maryport
CA15 8AB
Telephone: 01900 814774
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Fleming Square

Formerly a market place, Fleming Square retains its 18th century character with its stone cobbled central square, surrounded by attractive Georgian and Victorian houses.

Senhouse Roman Museum

Dramatically sited on the cliffs overlooking the Solway Firth, with views over to Scotland, the west coast’s only Roman Museum is located at the southern end of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. This award-winning museum is situated next to a Roman fort founded around 122 AD and rebuilt during the reign of Hadrian. The Romans gave it the name Alauna. Excavations undertaken in recent years have unearthed substantial remains of the fort, which can be viewed in the museum, together with many other rare & interesting artefacts discovered nearby, including the largest collection of Roman alters discovered on a single site.

Web: www.senhousemuseum.co.uk
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Telephone: 01900 816168

 

Maritime Museum

The Maryport Maritime Museum contains an interesting look into Maryport's proud maritime heritage. There are a variety of exhibits and many interesting objects, from a whales tooth to telescopes and tools. There are also displays about locally-born Fletcher Christian, (Mutiny on the Bounty), and Thomas Ismay (pictured) owner of the Titanic.

Tel: 01900 813738

Maryport Golf Club

Maryport Golf Club. Call for your own or parties playing times. Find out more about our friendly Service, Club Bar and beautiful location overlooking the solway coast

Tel: 016973 32020

Web: www.maryportgolfclub.co.uk