The historic coastal town of Maryport, complete with its lighthouse, is situated on the Solway Firth and was formerly a Roman port. Dotted around the harbour are various places of interest, including an aquarium, maritime museum and Roman museum.
Billed by some as the town's flagship visitor attraction, the Wave, which cost �3.3million and opened in 2008, showcases the history and heritage of the area and also has a cinema, theatre and tourist information. Every July, music fans head here for the annual Maryport Blues Festival that has attracted the likes of Van Morrison in recent years. Van Morrison is not the only famous person to be lured to the Cumbrian coast, though, as LS Lowry was a regular visitor to this part of the country in the 1950s and 1960s. Lowry produced several pieces of art as a result, with the most notable being a pencil drawing of Christ Church in Maryport.
Stay in one of the nearby Cumbrian cottages and have a walk around Maryport and you're likely to stumble across the cobbled Fleming Square, which is surrounded by Georgian and Victorian houses with character in abundance. Go karting will keep people of all ages happy should the weather take a turn for the worse.