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Three Tuns
"the Three Tuns nicknamed the Bottom House. The Littles Arms being the Top House. Plus the Fleecy Ram being the Middle House. Now only the Littles Arms remains. The Three Tuns is back to ..." More

Ennerdale Country House Htl
"General review: very pleasant and staff were lovely

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Ennerdale Country House Htl
"Good Points: Food Bad Points: Lack of wireless internet. General review: The stay was execellent however the hotel definately needs to install free wireless internet or provide internet connection points in the ..." More

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The village of Cleator, and nearby town of Cleator Moor, are some five miles southeast of Whitehaven, the port from which much of the iron ore, minerals and coal mined in the area were shipped. Though the history of Cleator includes traces of the Romans, with a Roman Road running through it, the 19th century was the heyday here. Iron ore deposits had been worked locally since the 12th century, but this surged during the Industrial Revolution. An iron works was built in Cleator Moor in 1840, and during the potato famine shortly after that there was a huge influx of Irish immigrants to the district to work in the industry, leading to Cleator Moor’s local nickname “Little Ireland”. Railways came to the area to serve the iron industry, and in 1878 a viaduct was constructed for the trains over the Keekle River at Cleator (a corruption of the name Keekle is probably the root of the name Cleator). In the second half of the 19th century there was sectarian strife in the area, with full scale riots in 1884 leading to the death of one Catholic youth. Mining has now gone, and Sellafield is the big employer. Cleator has an artistic heritage as well as industrial though. St Mary’s Catholic Church, consecrated in 1872, is one of EW Pugin’s. LS Lowry painted the chip shop, chapel, and bank during visits in the 1950s. And Conrad Atkinson, the celebrated sculptor born in Cleator Moor, has three pieces – The Miner, The Phoenix, and The Hand – in the market square, their celebration of labour linking the artistic and the industrial. Cleator has built on its industrial past too by using the old railway route as part of the C2C cycle way, and it is also on the Coast to Coast Walk.

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Yoga - Marilyn Hunter

Dentist

Mr Broad & Associate

Pub and Bar

Fox & Hounds Inn
Littles Arms
The Brook
Three Tuns

Taxi

Checkers Taxis

Sports Clubs

Cleator CC (Cricket)
Cleator Moor Celtic (Amateur Football)

Shops

Cleator Moor Convenience Store
J Barnett
W Wilson Butchers
JN Murray Ltd
Rapunzel Flroal Design

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Ennerdale Country House Htl (0.19 miles)

Ennerdale Country House Htl

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The luxury of this hotel makes it an ideal base both for families and those seeking an enjoyable romantic weekend Whether you are visiting the area on business or pleasure you ... More

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Inglewood Guest House (2.06 miles)

Inglewood  Guest House
Welcome to Inglewood Guest House. We are situated about 4 miles east of Whithaven and 3 miles west of the stunning Ennerdale valley.We are also only 2 miles from the the Westlakes Science park and ... More | visit website
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Ellerbeck Manor (2.98 miles)

Ellerbeck Manor
Ellerbeck Manor is a stunning barn conversion set in the secluded rural countryside near the historic villages of St.Bees 1mile and Egremont 2miles converted to the highest standards by the owners in 2010, all bedrooms ... More | visit website
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Manor House Hotel (2.99 miles)

Manor House Hotel

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The Manor House Hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful seaside village St. Bees. Our location is ideal for walking (the start of the Coast to Coast walk ... More

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Rowrah Hall (3.83 miles)

Rowrah Hall
Rowrah Hall is an historic 300 year old grade 2 listed building situated 2 miles from Ennerdale water. The Hall has been completely refurbished in 2013 to blend history with luxury bed and breakfast accommodation. ... More | visit website
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White Mare (4.28 miles)

White Mare
A quiet Cumbrian village, between the Lake District mountains and the Irish Sea, provides the tranquil setting for the White Mare Country House Hotel, Pub and Restaurant.

Accommodation is available 7 days a week, while the ... More | visit website
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Royal Oak (4.35 miles)

Royal Oak
A warm welcome awaits customers - old and new to the Royal Oak. We are open seven days a week... serving lunches from 12-2pm Monday to Saturday and 12-3pm Sundays. Open every evening from 6pm and ... More | visit website
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Tarnside Park (4.62 miles)

Tarnside Park

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Enjoying a delightful, convenient location on the edge of the breathtaking Lake District National Park, Tarnside Park surrounds a freshwater tarn, with fishing available. Located in ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Whitehaven (4.99 miles)

Premier Inn Whitehaven
Situated 2 miles from the Georgian town of Whitehaven, which boasts a lovely marina and harbour. Other local attractions include beautiful uncommercialised lakes, Golf courses and a cinema. Conveniently located for Whitehaven train station. Our Whitehaven ... More | visit website
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Sella Park House Hotel (5.09 miles)

Sella Park House Hotel

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A 16th Centuary Hotel located within 6 acres of mature gardens and riverside location in the heart of the Western Lake District.The traditional Priory Restaurant uses only the best locally ... More

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