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Workington is a small port town, which lies to the south west of major cities like Carlisle in the county of Cumbria. A major producer of coal and steel in years gone by, the town is shaking off its historical industrial roots and becoming increasingly residential, although it does still retain an important commercial sector. A number of famous personalities, including Paul Dale, Gordon Preston, James Alexander Smith and Mark Cueto, have called this town home over the year. Various landmarks and works of art can be found across the town, including Glass Canopies, The Hub and The Lookout Clock.
Workington has a number of small and medium businesses working out of executive suites and offices spaces. This includes the likes of graphic design firms and website designers along with cleaning services and law firms. ADM Web Studios has an office in Workington while companies like AP Installations, Dreego Event Management and V. Wilkinson & Son Ltd. also have their operations in town.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Workington has a number of entertainment venues offering theatre and live-music action in the area. Carnegie Theatre and Theatre Royal are the places to go for popular stage productions while Workington Opera House is the hub for live-performances in the performing arts. Great meals out can be enjoyed in Workington with places like Flavour, which has a Mediterranean menu, and Bengal Spice, with Bangladeshi food. Everything from traditional British food to contemporary oriental cuisine is available in Workington.
The A596 and A595 connect the town to places like Maryport and Whitehaven, respectively. Bus, coach and taxi services also serve the area with reliable transport using road networks such as the A66 to Cockermouth, and the M6 motorway, which runs all the way to Durham. Workington Railway Station lies on the Cumbrian Coast Line, offering connectivity to Newcastle and Lancaster. Newcastle Airport is the nearest airport while Durham Tees Valley Airport is also nearby.