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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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Stony Holme Golf Course: Your local course that’s well above par

When Stony Holme Golf Course shut the gates last year many residents realised the city had lost something very special.  Jim Douglas was one of them.    Jim’s involvement in Stony Holme goes back to 1991 when it came under his brief working for Carlisle City Council.  Such was his affection for the Carlisle landmark […]

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Whinlatter – When you go into the woods today

Whinlatter is England’s only true mountain forest and with an enviable range of activities, its reputation as a thrill seekers paradise is well founded. Thanks to careful management from Forestry England, Whinlatter is far more than that. With 9 walking and 3 cycling trails, the Go Ape Tree Top Challenge, Segway hire or lunch at […]

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Restore the glory @ Keswick Alhambra Cinema!

The Keswick Alhambra, established in 1913, is a little gem of cinema heritage worth saving: A Crowd Funding Page has been set up for The Keswick Alhambra Cinema and here’s why and how you can preserve a little Cumbrian Gem for generations to come. One of very few UK picture houses to have remained in […]

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There’s no Place like Home

We all tend to dream of distant shores and faraway places for our holidays.   We imagine anywhere is more exciting than home but every now and again we need someone to remind us how lucky we are to call Cumbria home.  As the Destination Manager for Carlisle City Council, Paul Walker knows more than most what […]

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