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Amongst the cobbled squares and by-ways are two pubs, both serving excellent food. The Ship Inn is where Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins stayed. There is also a restaurant and a café where all the food is home-made. Two antique and bric-a-brac shops where you can browse. A Post Office and Newsagent. Plus a shop where the owners make their own mouth-watering icecream. At the rear of the village is a Leisure Centre, with swimming pool, sauna, solarium, pool tables and a lounge bar serving food, and providing evening entertainment.

For the energetic, there are hill or flat walks in the immediate area including the Cumbrian Way which follows the seashore, the Smugglers Route and the Allerdale Ramble. There is a FREE Children’s adventure playground, Golf Course, Cycling, Windsurfing and Kite Boarding, fishing from the beach or Maryport Harbour, Horse riding including beach rides on well mannered horses.

Tourist information is provided in both Bridge House and Cove Cottage, detailing attractions in the surrounding area. The Lake District is easily accessible, with the mountains and lakes of Ennerdale, Buttermere, Keswick and Bassenthwaite all within a 30 minute drive. Close by is the historic town of Cockermouth with Wordsworth House the birthplace of William Wordsworth, quality shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. A short drive up the coast is the Victorian seaside town of Silloth. With Hadrians Wall and the Scottish borders all within a short drive. However you choose to spend your holiday, the Western Lake District has everything to suit all ages and tastes, with a wealth of things to do and see all year round.

Sunset over Allonby Bay
Sunset over Allonby Bay

Allonby's Blue Flag beach
Blue Flag beach

Allonby village with Skiddaw mountain in the distance
Allonby village with Skiddaw
mountain in the distance

A flutter of wings
A flutter of wings