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Maryport has always had a close affinity with the sea, from its earliest fishing days to the busy docks and sea-faring ships of the Georgian and Victorian eras

From its earliest days as a fishing port to its more recent history as a port during the Georgian and Victorian eras, Maryport has always had a close affinity with the sea. The Romans were quick to recognise the defensive nature of the shoreline as an extension of Hadrian’s Wall, their great frontier sweeping along the Solway Firth and down the west coast as far as Ravenglass. The west-facing Solway coast affords expansive views and glorious sunsets over the Irish Sea, which can be enjoyed from the promenade walks.

To the north of Maryport is evidence of the salt-panning industry of Crosscanonby (the village was named after the Augustinian canons of Carlisle cathedral). Inland are the coal mining towns of Crosby, Dearham and Broughton Moor. To the south is the coastal village of Flimby, also a coal mining area but formerly a monastic holding of Holm Cultram Abbey. Towards Cockermouth is Great Broughton on the banks of the Derwent, and lastly Tallentire, its name suitably meaning ‘end of the land’.