Man in a Van in Whitehaven

Whitehaven is a town with a population of around 25,000 located in the country of Cumbria, which is in the northwest of England. The history of the town dates back to the 18th century and has a lot to offer for those who live, visit and work there.

The average house price in Whitehaven is £150,000 and the average rent is around £600pcm. Some areas to live in Whitehaven are:

Kells (central Whitehaven)
Cleator Moor

Whitehaven is famous for its Georgian architecture which many visitors choose to explore and enjoy. Some examples of Georgian buildings worth visiting include the Georgian Market Hall, the Beacon, and the Lighthouse. These are all located in the historic town centre and self-guided tours are available to those looking to learn more about their origins and history.

The Georgian Market Hall is also a great place to visit if you enjoy shopping. It is home to many high street shops and independent stores to suit everyone’s taste. There are also many restaurants and cafes nearby to enjoy both traditional British dishes as well as more international ones.

Another popular place to visit is the Beacon Museum. This tells the story of the town of Whitehaven, with a focus on their involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. Another popular museum to visit is the Haig Pit Mining Museum, which as the name suggests, is a great place to visit to learn about the mining history of the town.

The Whitehaven Marina is another popular place to visit, especially for those who are looking to relax. It’s a great spot for taking a leisurely walk along the waterfront, whilst at the same time enjoying the views from the harbour and the Irish Sea surrounding it. There are also several restaurants and cafes nearby to stop for a drink or bite to eat.

As well as this, Whitehaven offers a variety of activities for those who enjoy the outdoors. This includes lots of open parks to explore, as well as specific activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, and hiking. Due to the town being a short drive away from Whitehaven, it’s also easy to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lake District National Park easy to visit.

Whitehaven also holds some popular events throughout the year. The most popular of these is the Whitehaven Festival which takes place in the town centre in June and is a must-see if you enjoy live music and food and drink.