Discover the finest places to eat, sleep and enjoy along Cumbria’s Western lake District Coast. Copeland’s new Visitor Information point (or VIP for short) will point you towards the finest experiences that the area has to offer.

Visit Whitehaven, the historic Georgian harbourside townscape with hundreds of fascinating stories waiting to be discovered, or explore the dramatic and unspoiled Western Lake District, home to 2 world heritage sites alongside England’s highest mountains and deepest lake. 

Let our experienced staff give you personal and informed insights on how best to spend your time in the area. A wealth of outdoor resources for walkers and cyclists is available, alongside information about local events and public services.

Click below for some useful local links prior to your arrival. 

Live the VIP experience as we welcome you to Copeland, Cumbria’s hidden coastal gem.


Cumbria-wide guide for events, places to visit and what’s on.

Western Lake District & Coast

A guide to places of interest specifically along Cumbria’s Western coastline.

Visit Whitehaven

Information about Whitehaven and places of interest nearby.

Railway Timetables

Railway links along the Cumbria coastal line

Bus Networks

Local bus timetables.

Google Maps

Discover the local area and highlighted places of interest.

Impact of Tourism for Copeland in 2017/18

Million Visitors

Million pounds into the local economy

Jobs supported by Tourism

Copeland Visitor Information Point is owned and operated by Copeland Borough Council. 


Copeland Visitor Information Point,

The Beacon Museum,

West Strand, Whitehaven, CA28 7LY

01946 592302 

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