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Pictures of Maryport

a Seaside Town in the county of Cumbria

About Maryport

This was once an important centre for the shipping of coal and iron, this eventually gave way to factories for the production of clothing, chemicals and plastics.

Today, first and foremost Maryport is a splendid resort town on the beautiful Solway coast, it is steeped in the maritime history of two thousand years of sea, with a unique culture heritage and history that began with the Romans, but most latterly the history of the town stems from when Humphrey Senhouse, a local landowner obtained permission via an Act of Parliament to develop a new town in 1749.

The development of the new town eventually led to the opening of new docks. In 1857 the Elizabeth Dock opened, this was the first wet dock in Cumberland and is still the main base for the fishing fleet and other sea-going pleasure craft.

The Blue Flag Marina stands on the site of the old Senhouse Docks of 1884, this is a lively place with modern berthing facilities, a chandlery, slipway, and excellent repair facilities.

Maryport is all you would wish of a dazzling sailing resort, it has pleasant shops, welcoming inns and hosts several summer events. The town is set against the dramatic backdrop of rugged lake district fells, and has favoured views across the Solway Firth to the magnificent mountainous landscape of Scotland. Add this to the enjoyment of watching glorious seascapes from the quay, idyllic coastal walks, sea-fishing trips, sunbathing on the sands and you have a real recipe for a lovely holiday in a totally unspoilt location offering the very best of sun, sea and sand!

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