Arts and leisure
There’s a good mix of restaurants offering different types of cuisine – most are independent, family run businesses but there are a handful of national, fast food chains.
Lots of the pubs serve food throughout the day and there are several family friendly cafés and coffee shops. There’s a busy pub circuit at night with some places offering live music and late opening hours.
The Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre has a year round programme of comedy, music, dance and drama and the Theatre Royal has amateur productions several times a year.
Other leisure facilities, located on the outskirts of town, include a trampoline park and a multiscreen cinema. The town has had several outdoor events in recent years including music festivals, continental markets and town fairs.
If you’re having visitors and don’t have a spare room, there’s a 4-star hotel in the town centre which has a restaurant, café, swimming pool and gym facilities.
Access-wise, there’s a newly renovated train station proving rail links to Barrow and Carlisle and a bus station offering links, county-wide. The A66 takes you back inland towards the Lakes… and beyond.
A town packed with amenities but only a 20-30 minute drive to the natural beauty of the Lake District and 25 minutes to a stunning beach at St Bees, Workington makes a great family base.
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