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Welcome to Egremont 

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Florence Arts Centre


Egremont lies within the Cumberland Local Authority boundary; situated under the shadow of its very own 12th century Castle and nearby fells with many stunning views of the surrounding area.

Egremont parish encompasses the nearby villages of Bigrigg and Moor Row whilst the other nearby villages of St Bees & Thornhill can all be reached using our local transport links. Our nearest large town, is the well-known Georgian town of Whitehaven which is only 5 miles away - famous for importing rum and being attacked by John Paul Jones during the American war of independence.

Our town hosts the world renowned gurning competition, which takes place every year as a major part of the Egremont Crab Fair celebrations and which have been running since the 13th Century.. Our increasingly popular Egremont Winter Wonderland Christmas event is contributing to Egremont's increasing reputation as an "Great Event" town.


Egremont also houses the award winning Westlakes School Academy along with 4 exceptional Primary Schools, St Bridget's, Orgill, Moor Row and Bookwell.


Just to the South of the town lies Florence Arts Centre, situated in the grounds of the last working iron ore mine, now a arts centre holding exhibitions, concerts and much more. In the heart of the town is Lowes Court, our own Tourist Information Centre, and art gallery housed in one of the towns  oldest and quaintest building. We cant forget Hartley's Ice Cream parlour with an array of homemade flavoured ice creams and sorbets, not to be missed. The Town is also home to an array of sporting facilities, Egremont Bowling Club caters for all ages, Egremont Boxing Club, Rugby League and Union, Cricket Club, all of this and much more sitting on the fringe of the famous Lake District National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site.

Egremont Town Council actively supports our local home grown businesses and gives major support to the National and International businesses who are presently part of our community. We also encourage and urge all new companies who locate into our vibrant and wonderful area.

Local businesses from large to small offer excellent local produce and our well established monthly Farmer’s Market promotes all that is good about our area.

Egremont is the closest Town to the Sellafield Nuclear site and has its own business park at Bridgend where many local and national businesses are based. There is also the Westlake’s science park where many world renowned businesses are located (situated near Moor Row on the A595 with many connections to both the nuclear industry and NHS).


If you are here for pleasure or business you can enjoy scenic river walks while taking in the wonderful natural  wildlife, or, if you would prefer you can visit the nearby beaches – all within a short distance of our town centre.

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