The Golf Hotel has an enviable position in the centre of Silloth, overlooking the town green and close to the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), famous for its stunning sunsets, abundant bird life, beautiful coastline walks and numerous golf courses. To the south are the historic ports of Maryport and Whitehaven.
With its peaceful atmosphere and its glorious sea views, it's no wonder that Silloth is a popular seaside resort. Located a short drive from the fells of the Lake District, facing across the Solway Firth towards the hills of Southern Galloway in Scotland, this charming, unspoilt Victorian town is never short of character. Silloth is the perfect place for a day out, a short break away from it all or a family holiday.
The town has beautiful scenic views across the Solway Firth that can provide the most spectacular sunsets. The tree lined cobbled streets and its vast town green add to the charm and attraction of this beautiful Cumbrian coastal holiday resort. Solway shrimps are still caught to this day by a small fishing fleet harboured in the town's old dock.
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The level countryside of the Solway plain provides a variety of interesting walks and easy cycling. The Lake District fells are only a short drive away and provide some of the best fell walking opportunities in the UK. Several major walking routes such as the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail pass close to this area.
Numerous cycle routes criss-cross the area and provide opportunities for all levels of cyclist. as cycle routes such as the Coast to Coast (C2C), Reivers Route (Tynemouth to Whitehaven) and the Hadrian's Wall Cycle Way (South Shields to Ravenglass).
The championship links course at Silloth on Solway Golf Club is known as one of the best in the country. The golf course has stunning views of the Galloway Hills to the north, and south to the Lake District Fells and the Isle of Man (on a clear day) in the distance. The championship links of over 6,600 yards has been laid out over the sand dunes to the west of town. The links is an R&A Regional Qualifying Courses for the Open.
To the north east, the historic city of Carlisle, with its Castle, Cathedral and Tullie House Museum (Border Reivers), as well as its excellent shopping and restaurants, is also well worth a visit.
The famous Roman Wall - Hadrian's Wall - marking the Northern border of the former Roman Empire, is only a few miles away to the North and the local area is full of history and unspoiled scenery. This is Reivers Country after all.
The sprawling sands of West Beach have been awarded the prestigious Yellow Flag by the Tidy Britain Group. It is a popular playground for children and ideal for fishing, walking and picnics on the sands.
Silloth has the perfect facilities for sea fishing which are suitable for both beginners and experts alike. Several North West of England competitions are held here every year.
Visit the Discovery Centre for more information on what Silloth has to offer
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Solfest - The Annual Solway Festival
Takes place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
Full details can be found at www.solwayfestival.co.uk
Silloth Carnival - August Bank Holiday Monday.
Silloth Music and Beer Festival - Mid September.
Full details can be found at www.sillothbeerfestival.co.uk
Silloth has something to offer everyone in the family. There are tennis courts, bowling, crazy golf and amusement arcades along with all the activities and entertainment that can be found on the local holiday parks including swimming pools and nightclubs.
No matter what your age, there is always something to do in and around Silloth.