Area & Attractions



The Old Ginn House is ideally situated whether you want to walk, cycle, golf (the Inn is just a short distance from a number of quality golf courses), fish, shop or tour the beautiful Western Lake District and visit the many attractions of the area.

Wastwater, Bassenthwaite, Buttermere, Crummock, Loweswater, Ennerdale, and the highest peak in England – Scafell Pike – are all within a 20-30 minute drive.

                                                                                                                                                                         There’s plenty to see and do.

Five miles to the east is the market town of Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth, with its tree lined streets, galleries and shops.

Two miles to the west is the historic town of Workington. Once a ship building port, today the town has become the Western Lake District’s leading retail centre with a range of national stores as well as a multiplex cinema.

The attractive port towns of Maryport and Whitehaven about 6 miles to the north and south of The Old Ginn House (respectively) afford a wealth of charm in their harbours and marinas.Solway Firth Sunset

The views across the Solway Firth to Scotland make the coast road north of Maryport to Silloth a journey not to be missed.  On clear evenings look out for some of the most breathtaking sunsets likely to be seen anywhere in the UK.

Whatever your choice, the Western Lake District affords a wealth of beauty, tourism and leisure attractions.


Workington Golf Club

Workington Golf Club is situated near the Old Ginn House Inn, just one mile outside Workington town centre and is signposted from the Lillyhall roundabout on the A595. This superb 18 hole James Braid designed parkland golf course offers a challenging par 72 course with superb views of the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian Fells.

If booked through The Old Ginn House Inn, we can offer guests a reduction of £10.00 per round at The Workington Golf Club (see for prices)

The Western Lake District

The Western Lake District

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