All you need to know about Whitehaven

Whitehaven is a town in Cumbria, England. It lies between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness and is the administrative hub of Borough of Copeland district council. Whitehaven enjoys a scenic location close to the Lake District and it brings together former villages, suburbs and estates. Whilst, not an obvious business travel destination, Whitehaven is great for work trips and offers a wonderful array of serviced apartments.

The history of Whitehaven can be traced back to the 10th century. The town was originally a stomping ground for Irish-Norse Vikings who occupied the area and established a base there. With the arrival of the Normans, various new landmarks were built in Whitehaven including St. Bees Priory. These new landmarks have helped grow the reputation of the town and attract new business travellers in the process.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Whitehaven was heavily involved in the production of tobacco and coal. In the early 18th century, roughly 10% of England’s tobacco travelled through Whitehaven, making the town an import commercial hub. Other important developments at this time include the opening of a national rail network in Whitehaven and the provision of better water facilities, both of which helped transform the town’s status as a business travel destination.

Today, Whitehaven is an attractive coastal town full of parks, shops, restaurants and landmarks. Attractions include The Beacon Museum, The Rum Story and Gaiety Cinema. With so much to see and do in Whitehaven, your business travel trip there needn’t just be focused on work.

Whitehaven is connected by buses, trains and coaches. More than 90 local bus services run through Whitehaven and the main train station is Corkickle. The closest airport to Whitehaven is Newcastle Airport, at 95 miles away. We offer serviced apartments in touching distance of all these transport links.

Make your business travel trip to Whitehaven worthwhile with a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment.