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
Tourist Information Centre
10 Criffel Street
Phone 016973 31944
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The Golf Hotel is a 4-minute walk from the sea and 5 minutes from the Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club. The award-winning hotel offers en suite rooms with digital TV and modern décor, and free Wi-Fi. Details...
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