"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 Saturday 19 August

06:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1009
Humidity 83%
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09:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
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Pressure 1011
Humidity 76%
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12:00


Chance of rain 29%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
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Pressure 1011
Humidity 70%
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15:00


Chance of rain 28%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1012
Humidity 68%
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18:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Pressure 1013
Humidity 72%
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21:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
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Pressure 1014
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
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