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A GUIDE TO THE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE ON THE SOLWAY COAST

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Silloth is an elegant Victorian seaside town which offers good facilities for visitors including hotels, guest houses, cafes and holiday parks, as well as stunning views across the Solway.

 

Silloth also boasts wide tree-lined streets, a fine promenade stretching some 2 miles towards Skinburness, a vast open green of approx 36 acres, an amusement arcade and some colourful annual events such as the kite, music and beer festivals.

Silloth gets its name from "sea-lath" which means barn on the coast. These were used by the Cistercian monks of Holme Cultram Abbey to store grain.  The Silloth you see today was planned as a new town and built to provide Carlisle with a port and in 1856 a railway was built to transport coal, burnt ore., grain and other crops. The railway also brought many visitors from Scotland and became a popular holiday resort.

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