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Getting There & Away

There are frequent train connections north to Carlisle (£5.90, 15 minutes) and south to Oxenholme (£7, 25 minutes), where you can change for branch trains to Windermere.

The bus station is northeast of the centre, off Sandgate. Bus 104 goes to Carlisle (£6.30, 40 minutes, half-hourly Monday to Saturday, nine on Sunday), and bus X4/X5 goes to the Cumbrian coast (£6.80 to £11.20, half-hourly Monday to Saturday, hourly Sunday) via Rheged, Keswick and Cockermouth.