St Bees is a small, picturesque village on the western coast of Cumbria, Copeland District, in the UK. The historical location has a legacy dating back around 1,000 years and has its long sandy beach have made it a popular holiday destination for over 150 years. St Bees village is located on the edges of the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, The Lake District National Park and is four miles south of Whitehaven.
St Bees Attractions
The village lies beneath St Bees Head, which is the most westerly point of Northern England, consequently its red sandstone cliffs tower over the Irish Sea. In addition to the village hall, there are plenty of things to do and see. Visitors explore the railway station, museum, exceptional Boarding School and the remarkable Priory church landmark to visit. The Cumbrian village is named after St Bega, who travelled from Ireland in the 9th Century. Bega founded the priory, which is now the site for the Church of St. Marys and St. Bega. St Bees is known widely as the starting point for Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk to Robin Hood’s Bay.
St Bees railway station is a parking stop on the Cumbrian Coast Line, running between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. The station belongs to Network Rail and is operated by Northern Trains. The village station is a mandatory stop on the line, which subsequently touches base at Sellafield, Foxfield, Whitehaven and Millom.
St Bees Man
Following an archaeological dig at the site of St Bega’s Church, there was an amazingly well-preserved body discovered. The mummy has be famously labelled the ‘St Bees Man’. The 600-year-old body was subsequently identified as a Crusade Knight named Anthony de Lucy!
St Bees School is an independent boarding school that was founded in 1583 by Edmuund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was born there. The education institution is one of England’s oldest schools and teaches children aged 11 to 18.
Location: Wood Lane, CA27 0DS.