The beautiful Solway Coast is only 15 minutes away, with its broad expanses of tidal waters, mudflats, salt marshes and sand dunes is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a bird watchers’ paradise.
At the western end is the Victorian seaside town of Silloth. Here you can sample traditional potted shrimps and stroll along the seafront promenade. To the east and overlooking the Solway Firth, the frontier villages of Bowness-on-Solway, Drumburgh, Burgh-by-Sands, Beaumont, Kirkandrews-on-Eden and Grinsdale are all linked by the line of Hadrian’s Wall, which officially ends at Bowness.
On Burgh marsh you can find the Edward I Monument. Erected in 1685 and rebuilt in 1803, the monument was built on the site where it is believed Edward (known as Hammer of the Scots) died on 7th July 1307.
All along this rich coastline are hidden surprises, a wealth of national and local nature reserves and plenty of fresh salty air to put a spring in your step.
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