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Kids Christmas Roundup West Cumbria 2019

Kids Christmas Roundup West Cumbria 2019 – Have a chat with Santa before the big day, get up close and personal with the owls at Muncaster or take in a show… our Kids roundup is full of great ideas. The Adventures of Pinocchio 21 – 24 Dec Rosehill Theatre Oddsocks Productions are bringing ‘The Adventures […]

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Whinlatter Winter Wonderland

Whinlatter is a thrill-seekers paradise in the summer but over winter it blossoms into a magical wonderland.  Perched at the top of the fell the snow can lay on Whinlatter when it doesn’t further down and visitors are delighted when the forest looks like a scene out of a fairy tale. A trip to Whinlatter […]

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Carlisle Cathedral rings out the bells

Carlisle Cathedral There is something special about a chorus of bells ringing from a church tower.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re passing by, or one of the faithful attending mass, a well-trained team of bell ringers can stop you in your tracks. Ron East is the Tower Captain at Carlisle Cathedral and he explains how […]

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New finds on show in Senhouse Roman Museum

New finds on show in Senhouse Roman Museum… Roman and Romano-British religion have many associations with the animal kingdom. Both wild and domesticated animals appear in Roman sculpture and artwork recovered from Roman and native sites throughout Cumbria and the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site. Currently on display in the Senhouse Roman Museum at Maryport […]

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Our Solway – Empty, fascinating and beautiful

Our Solway – Summer may mean sandy beaches for many people but there’s no need to head for far-flung shores when you have the Costa Del Solway on your doorstep.  Tourists pile into the lake district, yet our coastline is ignored and with huge swathes of sandy beaches dotted with charming villages, it’s Cumbria’s best-kept […]

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Our Editors Pick for August – September – West Cumbria

Our editors pick covers it all this issue.  Featuring everything from a deceitful Norse god to the regions best music festival, we also highlight some comedy gold, an evening of rock and let you know where you can quench your thirst.    The Legend of Loki: An Evening of History, Mystery The Beacon Museum 17 […]

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Cumbria’s Great Indoors – Get the kids out

Feature image by Gav Grozier Cumbria’s Great Indoors So the kids have been on holidays for a couple of weeks now and it’s got to the point that you just need to get them out of the house for the sake of your sanity.   Queue the bad weather for the weekend.   Suddenly the […]

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Take to the skies this summer

Some of us may soon be jetting off for our holidays from the newly opened Carlisle Airport but the site is also home to the fascinating Solway Aviation Museum. The museum is home to a collection of aircraft, artefacts and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the […]

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Great Guided Tours – Our Living History

Great Guided Tours When you live somewhere you tend to start seeing your surroundings as a bit hum-drum. Out shopping or going about your daily business our minds focus on the next task or winding through the crowds as you navigate about town. I’m guilty of it too but I recently had a chance to […]

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Solway Coast: The Final Frontier

People assume there’s not much west of Carlisle other than the Solway Firth.  However, the space between the city and the sea is crammed with history.  This stretch of coastline is home to nature reserves and remnants of the counties only shipping canal.  It was once the furthest edge of the Roman empire and the […]

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