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Egremont lies within the Borough of Copeland; near the Sellafield nuclear plant and is situated under the shadow of its very own 12th century Castle and nearby fells with many gorgeous views of the surrounding area.

Egremont parish encompasses 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 port 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, the Crab fair (running since the 13th century) and our increasingly popular Egremont Winter Wonderland Christmas event. It is also home to the award winning Westlakes School Academy (being the first in Copeland - previously also the first modern secondary school in England); Florence mine -the only working iron ore mine in England; Lowes court – our tourist information centre; Hartley’s ice cream parlour; a vibrant nightlife with quality restaurants and an extensive and unique range of shops with a vibrant local business community – all on the fringes of the world renowned Lake District, now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Egremont Town Council actively supports our home grown businesses and also gives major support to the National and International businesses who are presently part of our community and actively encourages 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 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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