"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Silloth

Silloth (sometimes known as Silloth-on-Solway) is a port town and civil parish in Cumbria, England. It sits on the shoreline of the Solway Firth, 22 miles (35 km) west of Carlisle. The town of Maryport lies 12 miles (19 km) miles to the south, down the B5300 coast road which also passes through the villages of Blitterlees, Beckfoot, Mawbray, and Allonby. The village of Abbeytown is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) miles to the south-east. Silloth has a population of 2,932.

Historically a part of Cumberland, the town is one of the finest examples of a Victorian seaside resort in the North of England. Silloth developed in the 1860s around the terminus of a railway from Carlisle which had begun construction in 1855. For the first time, workers from the factories of Carlisle were presented with affordable access to the seaside and the town flourished as a destination for day trippers. The town reached the peak of its popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Recent years have seen a great deal of development with many of the sea facing properties having received facelifts. The main central attraction is a large expansive green that is utilised throughout the year to host various events and activities.

Local authority: Allerdale Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: NY114535

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Things to see and do in and around Silloth

  • The Gincase Farm Park
  • John Paul Jones Cottage
  • Southerness Lighthouse
  • Caerlaverock Castle
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
  • The Devils Porridge Exhibition
  • New Abbey Corn Mill
  • Sweetheart Abbey
  • Shambellie House Museum of Costume

Tourist Information

Silloth
Tourist Information Centre
10 Criffel Street
Silloth-on-Solway
Nr Wigton
Cumbria
England
CA7 4DD

Phone 016973 31944

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Forecast for Tuesday 12 December

06:00


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. -2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
NW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. -1°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
SSE
Pressure 1005
Humidity 97%
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12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
S
Pressure 1004
Humidity 85%
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15:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
S
Pressure 1003
Humidity 89%
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18:00


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
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21:00


Chance of rain 85%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSW
Pressure 1000
Humidity 96%
UV Index n/a
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