A GUIDE TO THE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE ON THE SOLWAY COAST
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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