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The town of Millom developed close to the banks of the estuary of the River Duddon. It nestles in the shadow of the Black Combe, beyond which lies the majestic scenery of the Lake District National Park. It is also close to the golden sands surrounding Haverigg Point.
In the 18th-century Millom was renowned as a centre for Iron-Ore with many mines working the area. Although the industry has long since vanished, its heritage is recalled in the local museum and by a recently unveiled commemorative statue at the centre of the town.
Parts of the old mines have now become valued nature reserves, particularly Hodbarrow where a massive lagoon has formed between two broken inner and outer sea walls, making it a natural habitat for wildlife. This is now an RSPB site, the other half of the old site has become a water-sport park.
The 20th-century writer and poet Norman Nicholson (1914-1987) lived in the town, his life and times are recalled by a permanent exhibition in the Millom Folk Museum. His life is also commemorated by a stained glass window in St.Georges Church.
Historic Holy Trinity Church stands within a grassed churchyard surrounded by the graves and tombs of past centuries, some of these are listed monuments in their own right including the sundial facing the South wall of the church. Another interesting stone can be seen close to the North door, this is believed to be the base of Millom's market cross probably dating back to when Henry II gave a charter to Sir John Huddleston in the 13th-century. The charter allowed a market to be held every Wednesday. Holy Trinity is a lovely Norman church built of red sandstone, it was heavily restored during the Victorian era.
Visitors to Millom will find much of interest amidst a diverse range of scenery. It is a warm and friendly place with nice shops and excellent facilities for holidaymakers.
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The Pavilion Guest House
Millom, Cumbria, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
The Pavilion Guest House is situated on the fringe of the Lake District National Park, and just 2km from the Cumbrian coastal area of Duddon Sands. Full Cumbrian breakfasts using local produce are ser...
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The Peel Hotel
Millom, Cumbria, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. The centre of Millom is a 10-minute walk away, and the surrounding area is home to award...
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Underwood House Hotel
Millom, Cumbria, England (1.3 miles, 2.1 km, direction N)
Underwood House is set in 8 acres of grounds, between the picturesque Whicham Valley and Duddon Estuary. This beautifully restored Victorian vicarage offers luxurious guest accommodation and an indoor...
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Foxcroft Bed & Breakfast
Millom, Cumbria, England (1.4 miles, 2.3 km, direction SW)
Foxcroft Bed & Breakfast provides country house accommodation in west Cumbria, with 4 acres of gardens and scenic mountain views. Three minutes’ drive from Millom Station, the property has free park...
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Black Combe House
Millom, Cumbria, England (2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction W)
Situated in the Cumbrian village of Kirksanton, 2 miles from Millom town, and 1 mile from the beach, Black Combe House is a family-run B&B nestled in a 150 year-old stone built house. Silecroft railwa...
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|Green Road Station||(2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction NE)|
|M6 Junction 35A||(21.6 miles, 34.7 km, direction E)|
|M6 Junction 35||(21.8 miles, 35.1 km, direction E)|
|Blackpool Airport||(31.8 miles, 51.1 km, direction S)|
|Isle of Man Airport||(55.9 miles, 89.9 km, direction W)|
|Millom to London||(228.6 miles, 367.7 km, direction SE)|
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