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Introducing Cumbrian Coast

Most visitors never make the trek out to the Cumbrian coast, and with such a wealth of spectacular sights to discover around the Central Lakes, it’s not really surprising. But they’re missing out on one of the county’s hidden gems – a sweeping panorama of gentle fields, coastal trails and sandy bays, dotted with some of Cumbria’s oldest and most historic towns. The Edwardian holiday resort of Grange-over-Sands and the medieval village of Cartmel are both within easy reach of Morecambe Bay, on the county’s southern coast, while on the western coast you’ll find the Roman settlement of Ravenglass – starting point for the classic L’aal Ratty steam railway – and the ancient port of Whitehaven, as well as the controversial nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield.