In 17th-century England, only Bristol and London were busier ports than Whitehaven and it continued to be an important coal port well into the 20th century. Today Cumbria's largest coastal settlement is an attractive town with many amenities.
Interestingly, Whitehaven Harbour was the site of one of the last attempted invasions of Britain when John Paul Jones (no, not the Led Zeppelin bassist) landed 30 armed men here on 23rd April 1778.
January 19, 2021
I had a lovely breakfast sandwich and a cup of tea at the half way (ish) point on my Workington to St Bees Cumbria Coastal Way section at a café called Anna's Bar & Kitchen on Whitehaven Harbour, right on the Millennium Promenade.
April 3, 2022
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