10 Things to Do in Whitehaven That You Shouldn't Miss

July 19, 2017 Florencio Paulino

Whitehaven is a town and port on the coast of Cumbria, England. Historically a part of Cumberland, it lies equidistant between Cumbria's two largest settlements, Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness, and is served by the Cumbrian Coast Line and the A595 road. It is the administrative centre of the Borough of Copeland and an unparished area. The population of the town was 23,986 at the 2011 Census.
Restaurants in Whitehaven

1. The Beacon Museum

West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LY, England +44 1946 592302
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

The Beacon Museum

Reviewed By Adele P

Excellent afternoon spent at the museum. Very Knowledgable tour guide of the history of the town. Whilst we were there the roman exhibition was on, this was really interesting. Whitehaven through the ages was a fantastic display and read. If you had children they're lots of activities of every floor for them to be part of. We also visited the cafe for a coffee and a piece of cake, good quality! We would go back again.

2. St. Bees Beach

St. Bees, England
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

St. Bees Beach

Reviewed By PeterGarrett78 - Elgin

This beach was great with plenty to do, rocky with some sandy parts there were loads of rock pools to explore and facilities available. Our hotel was only a short and pleasant 20 minute walk away.
There is plenty of car parking and some lovely scenic walks to be enjoyed! I can imagine it being quite bleak in poor weather though, lucky for us it was a beautiful sunny afternoon.

3. Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale Bridge CA23 3AS, England
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 97 reviews

Ennerdale Water

Reviewed By Tiguletus - South West England, United Kingdom

Well worth a visit. Currently undertaking water supply improvements which slightly affects the overall impression, but another lovely place.

4. The Ennerdale Brewery

Chapel Row, Rowrah CA26 3XS, England +44 1946 862977
Excellent
76%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

The Ennerdale Brewery

Ennerdale brewery is a micro brewery located in Rowrah which produces fine craft ales. We can facilitate brewery tours of up to 30 people including a walk round our brewery, brewing demonstration and tasting session. We cater for private or corporate events. We have a Brewery Tap which can hold 120 people for a function and also serves bistro type food along with fine wines and premium spirits.

Reviewed By cfeftf

Called in to sample the beer. They didn't have much choice at the time. Some beers were unavailable. We had two pints of very warm beer. The ice cream we bought they charged us for when the smashed the cone to pieces before we were given it. Expensive, would not go back. Don't mind paying for something worth having. But not worth the money at all.

5. Egremont Castle

Main Street, Egremont CA22 2LN, England
Excellent
37%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
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4 based on 11 reviews

Egremont Castle

Reviewed By 2Mike2 - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Interesting and informative information boards help to make the visit to this castle ruin worthwhile. Situated very close to the town centre (5 minute walk) a gentle climb up to the castle for views of the surrounding area

6. The Rum Story

27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven CA28 7DN, England +44 1946 592933
Excellent
42%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 214 reviews

The Rum Story

Reviewed By railbuffs - Lancashire, United Kingdom

This is a top little museum. It gains from the fact that it is located in the very premises from which this part of the rum trade was managed, and so has a lot of the original artefacts and documents. Then they have built on...MoreThank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, we are certainly a wet weather attraction for those not so pleasant Cumbrian days. We look forward to welcoming you back again another time.

7. St Bees Priory

B5345, St. Bees CA27 0DS, England
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

St Bees Priory

Reviewed By CarolAnneD - West Yorkshire

Lovely Norman doorway and some beautiful features inside and out. Definitely worth a visit and very friendly place.

8. Gaiety Cinema

7 Tangier Street, Whitehaven CA28 7UZ, England +44 1900 64791
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Gaiety Cinema

A fabulous 1920's, single screen cinema located in the centre of Whitehaven showing the latest and greatest movies using state of the art digital sound and projection.

Reviewed By batwench - St Bees, Cumbria

It may not have all of the bells and whistles that a modern multiplex has but I would rather go here to watch a film than a chain cinema. There is a fully licenced bar available and I am believe a film quiz night every month, which is very well attended.
Access for those with mobility issues is very restricted as it is up a stair case but I have seen older members of the public be assisted up by members of the staff. Best to check before you rock up.
As already mentioned it is not a multi-plex so the range of films shown is limited and they are generally only on for a shorter period of time.
Seating is ok, but there are no cup holders and Seating is the same throughout the cinema.

9. Planet Play

Unit 6A Blackwood Road, Workington CA14 4JW, England +44 1900 63636
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Planet Play

Reviewed By msteve1010 - Whitehaven, United Kingdom

I am afraid I am no longer a fan of this play centre, the introduction of more coin operated machinery means parents end up either spending a lot more than planned or having kids pestering why they can't keep putting £ coins in slots.
One of the machines is actually a claw grab, the chances of 'grabbing' a prize are not high due to the method of packing in the cheap furry things, so you continue feeding the machine or the child walking away with nothing.
The other's are very low tech kiddie 'rocking car' types and at £1 a go simply not worth the money.
The car track is still there but for £1 the car managed only three laps of the now reduced in size track.
To cap it all there is now a 'build a bear' station to ensure more demands are placed on parents to buy an overpriced cuddly toy.
I understand wages have to be met and it is a business designed to make a profit, the funny thing is we actually spent more before the changes because we stayed the full two hours and had a couple of coffee's and very often a meal.

10. Sunnyhill

Victoria Road, Whitehaven CA28 6AB, England +44 1946 692290
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Sunnyhill

Reviewed By JaneAllport - Whitehaven, United Kingdom

My husband took me here for a meal for our 9th Wedding anniversary. We arrived and we're unceremoniously shown to our table. We sat and looked at the menu and it was a good 1/2 an hour before anyone came to take our order. Both...MoreWhy are you reviewing this again when it was several years ago you visited? You had your say ages ago ! Surely you can't review a pub when you havnt been it it for years?!! This should be looked admin?

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