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Something Fishy Going On at The Lake District Coast Aquarium

Something Fishy Going On at The Lake District Coast Aquarium Visitors to the aquarium often ask staff how do we acquire our fish and what happens when they get too big? Well in early January 2020 they could have seen for themselves what happens when we have too many large fish! It is a certain […]

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Westlands Country Park is an Ideal Escape

Westlands Country Park scooped their second national award when they won Best Lodge Escape award in Scotland late last year.  It’s an amazing achievement for the country retreat that is yet to celebrate their second birthday. Westlands pride themselves on offering a variety of perfect escape packages with luxury lodges, the best fly fishing in […]

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Evacuate, Return, Escape – Total Enigma is back home

The Central Plaza saga has been disruptive to the city and the surrounding businesses but local escape rooms, Total Enigma, have suffered more than most due to the unsafe building.  Owner Laura Water was instructed to evacuate her premises on Victoria Viaduct.  Her team rallied, removed the essentials and they set up a new site […]

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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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