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Tel code: 01946 | code search
Postcode: CA22 | code search
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Ambleside Rush-bearing
Grasmere Sports
World Gurning Championships

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Egremont Crab Fair
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Egremont, at the foot of the Uldale Valley in west Cumbria is a small market town with a rich history but also with plenty of energy about it today. At one time Egremont was Danish territory, but it was the Normans who developed it for its strategic location on the river Ehen and on the coastal route to Whitehaven. The Normans built a castle here in the 12th century, and named the place Egremont is a corruption of Aigremont, Bitter Hill or Hill of Sorrow. The ruins of the castle can still be visited today. The Normans also built a church here in the 12th century, though the church seen today was rebuilt in the 19th century, albeit with older elements such as the 13th century chancel windows retained. The layout of the town has much of the medieval about it, with a wide main street and adjacent market place the town was granted a market charter in 1267 by Henry III. There has been mining in Egremont and the area since at least Norman times, and Florence Mine is the last working deep iron ore mine in Western Europe, though the miners are few now and the ore extraction negligible compared to the past, as the heritage centre on the site explains. Egremont is known beyond Cumbria for its Crab Fair (named for the apple rather than the crustacean), held the third Saturday in September. The Crab Fair has many events, including wrestling, terrier racing, and ferret shows, but it is famed for hosting the World Gurning Championship gurning is the art of pulling hideously ugly faces. You might prefer to escape the unnatural gurning and seek the peace and beauty of Clints Quarry, a Site of Special Scientific Interest just outside the town, where rare flora such as the Bee orchid can be found.

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The IFA Co

Attraction

Florence Fine Arts Centre
Lowes Court Gallery and Egremont Tourist Information

Club

Club Chameleon Ltd

Dentist

Egremont NHS Dental Access Centre
Mr Forker

Doctor

Beech House Group Practice
Beech House Medical Centre
Westcroft House

Estate Agent

Brownrigg Donald A

Pub and Bar

Black Beck Inn
Black Bull
Blue Bell
Cat Inn
Kings Arms
Old Captains House
Parkhead Inn
The Central
Wheatsheaf Inn

Restaurant

Balti Heaven

Black Beck Inn
Black Bull
Blue Bell
Cat Inn
Wonder Kitchen

Self-Catering

Tarnside Park

Taxi

Bigrigg Cabs
Geoffs Taxis
Sterling Cabs

Vet

St Bridgets Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Copeland AC (Athletics)
Windscale (Amateur Football)
Windscale CC (Cricket)

Shops

Lamberlea Pond & Garden Centre
Jo's La'l Pet Shop
J N Murray Ltd
S E Aldred
Gardens & Pets Direct
Lowes Court Gallery
Robert Napier

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Wilsons Butchers Ltd
Jenkinsons
Sea View Nurseries
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Activities

Sellafield Archery Club(Archery)

Places to Stay near Egremont

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Ennerdale Country House Htl (1.65 miles)

Ennerdale Country House Htl

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The luxury of this hotel makes it an ideal base both for families and those seeking an enjoyable romantic weekend Whether you are visiting the area on business or pleasure you ... More

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Ellerbeck Manor (1.68 miles)

Ellerbeck Manor
Ellerbeck Manor is a stunning barn conversion set in the secluded rural countryside near the historic villages of St.Bees 1mile and Egremont 2miles converted to the highest standards by the owners in 2010, all bedrooms ... More | visit website
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Manor House Hotel (2.50 miles)

Manor House Hotel

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The Manor House Hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful seaside village St. Bees. Our location is ideal for walking (the start of the Coast to Coast walk ... More

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White Mare (2.83 miles)

White Mare
A quiet Cumbrian village, between the Lake District mountains and the Irish Sea, provides the tranquil setting for the White Mare Country House Hotel, Pub and Restaurant.

Accommodation is available 7 days a week, while the ... More | visit website
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Royal Oak (2.93 miles)

Royal Oak
A warm welcome awaits customers - old and new to the Royal Oak. We are open seven days a week... serving lunches from 12-2pm Monday to Saturday and 12-3pm Sundays. Open every evening from 6pm and ... More | visit website
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Tarnside Park (3.10 miles)

Tarnside Park

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Enjoying a delightful, convenient location on the edge of the breathtaking Lake District National Park, Tarnside Park surrounds a freshwater tarn, with fishing available. Located in ... More | visit website

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Inglewood Guest House (3.59 miles)

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Welcome to Inglewood Guest House. We are situated about 4 miles east of Whithaven and 3 miles west of the stunning Ennerdale valley.We are also only 2 miles from the the Westlakes Science park and ... More | visit website
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Sella Park House Hotel (3.76 miles)

Sella Park House Hotel

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A 16th Centuary Hotel located within 6 acres of mature gardens and riverside location in the heart of the Western Lake District.The traditional Priory Restaurant uses only the best locally ... More

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Rowrah Hall (5.24 miles)

Rowrah Hall
Rowrah Hall is an historic 300 year old grade 2 listed building situated 2 miles from Ennerdale water. The Hall has been completely refurbished in 2013 to blend history with luxury bed and breakfast accommodation. ... More | visit website
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Westlakes Hotel (6.06 miles)

Westlakes Hotel

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Westlakes Hotel is a late Georgian Country House, which is set in 3 acres of tranquil mature gardens situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located in the Western ... More

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