Whitehaven is the most complete example of planned Georgian architecture in Europe and recently has been pursuing growth through tourism. Due to Whitehaven's planned layout with streets in a right-angled grid, many historians believe that Whitehaven was the blueprint for the New York City street grid system. James Robinson is officially credited as the original architect.
The harbour has seen much other renovation due to millennium developments;The Harbour rejuvenation has cost an estimated £11.3 million and has enabled 100 more moorings within the marina. Further investment of an additional £5.5 million has seen the development of a 40m high crows nest and a wave light feature that changes colour dependant upon the tide, together with the Rum Story on Lowther Street, voted Cumbria Tourism's small visitor attraction of the year 2007.
Whitehaven Castle was built in 1769, It has now been converted to private housing.
Workington Golf Club
“Workington Golf Club situated one mile outside Workington town centre and signposted from the Lillyhall roundabout on the A595.
This superb 18 hole James Braid designed parkland golf course offers a challenging par 72 course with superb views of the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian fells.”