About Silloth

Silloth on Solway
Aerial view of Silloth. Courtesy James Smith, Photographer

Silloth is a small seaside town on the Solway Firth. As the town’s online database  illustrates, Silloth has a rich heritage and has been known since Victorian times for the quality of its air, the abundance of rare wildlife and its spectacular sunsets.

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Silloth Sunset. Courtesy James Smith, Photographer.

The town lies within the buffer zone of Hadrian’s Wall, and close to the Visitor Centre for the ‘Solway Coast Area of Natural Beauty.’

Hadrian’s Wall
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Solway Coast Area of Natural Beauty (AONB)

There is a small working harbour and a fishing fleet specialising in Solway Brown Shrimps, a delicacy celebrated far and wide. Silloth has a three-mile long terrace promenade and 45 acre Green. Parking is plentiful and free.

There are a number of caravan sites and lively leisure parks packed with entertainment and activities in and around the town.

The population of under 3,000 people triples in summer with visitors from Cumbria, elsewhere in the UK and overseas descending on the town.

With its lively programme of events and activities, one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the country and its numerous ‘Sites of Special Scientific Interest,’ Silloth really does offer something for everyone.

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Silloth on Solway Golf Course

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Silloth is an events resort. You will see it at its busiest, liveliest and most vibrant when local events are taking place, for example, Silloth Carnival, Silloth Music and Beer Festival, Silloth Green Day, Silloth Vintage Rally and many craft fairs all produce a bustling and busy seaside resort with lots to do for adults and families.

If you time your visit to coincide with any of these events you will find a lively and vibrant town that knows how to enjoy itself.

Outside of planned events, Silloth is an excellent base to explore Cumbria, the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall and the Solway Coast. Here you will find a gentle, relaxed atmosphere in a quiet unspoilt Victorian resort that lends itself to relaxation, exploring nature, wildlife and a fascinating history.

Campers and caravanners benefit from some excellent campsites in Silloth with self-contained facilities, great entertainment and lots to do for the family.


Silloth Green has been awarded a Green Flag for the last five years – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Flying a Green Flag indicates that the Green has the highest possible standards.

The town has won a number of awards from Cumbria in Bloom and was selected as an RHS Britain In Bloom finalist for 2016 & 2017.

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