VACATION & HOLIDAY GUIDE TO
CUMBRIA & THE LAKE DISTRICT
Elizabeth Dock, Maryport.
On the north
In Maryport on a sunny day the narrow streets leading off Senhouse Street, the place to do your shopping, provide welcome shade from the heat, while down in the docks the water sparkles as the fishing boats go about their business. A tranquil day or two can be spent wandering around the town: from the docks up to the old Roman Fort, and from The Battery to Fleming Square and further inland to explore the many villages and places of interest to be found in the area.
Maryport is a quiet town on the Cumbrian coast, formerly a busy trading port. The harbour is now given over to a small fishing fleet, visitor attractions, such as the "Flying Buzzard", a steam tug, now a floating museum, and the "Vic 96", a steam lighter. There is also a good marina. Like other towns on the west side of the Lake District, Maryport was not included in the tourist boom of the last century, and this has helped it to retain its own special character. The town is now increasingly attracting more visitors. Much money has recently been spent on the towns greatest asset, the historic docks.
Maryport, is off the traditional tourist routes and has a flavour all its own, in part due to its rich history. The towns Industrial past contrasts with that of the Lake District. Evidence of that past can be seen all around.