Visit Holme Cultram to see the remains of an early Medieval abbey founded by the Cistercian Monks from Melrose Abbey on the Scottish Borders. Now used as the parish church, the Abbey contains a whole wealth of historic features and is a spectacular historic building. The interior of the Abbey is now open to visitors following its refurbishment, the exhibition and tea rooms will be opening to the public soon, so watch this space.
Walk around the outside of the building to get an idea of the scale of this historic Solway gem.
From the main A596 road between Carlisle and Maryport, turn off onto the B5302 at Wigton and follow the road signs to Silloth. As soon as you come into the village of Abbeytown, take a right hand turn signposted to Holme Cultram Abbey. Follow the road 500 metres until you arrive at the Abbey (CA7 4SD).