Harrington

Harrington is a quiet coastal retreat with a harbour dating back to 1760.  The town once had iron working, coal mining, steel making and ship building as its industries.   At its height, the town had five railway stations but only one is still in use today.  The church of St. Mary is built on foundations dating back to AD 1177 and is well worth a visit.  The attractive harbour offers gentle strolls and stunning views and also has a pleasant children’s playground.

Harrington is situated on the West Cumbria Cycle Route. The route links Cockermouth, Workington, Harrington, Distington, Whitehaven, Cleator Moor and Ennerdale.

Harrington heralded an innovative new approach to enabling easier access to trains.  DDA compliant ramps were invented to assist access to the trains where platforms were too low.  The town gave its name to the invention as the “Harrington Hump” in 2008 and now many stations and rail users across the country benefit.


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