Workington is located in Cumbria, near the Lake District. Due to its proximity to the lakes area, the vicinity is extremely popular with tourists who want to take advantage of all of the local activities. In addition to its proximity to the lakes, Workington is also popular due to a number of cultural festivals that are held throughout the year. Visitors will find there are ample accommodation options as well as dining establishments located throughout the area. Workington can be easily reached from surrounding areas and serves as an excellent base for visitors who would like to be near the Lake District.
The English town of Workington is located within the area of Cumbria that is within the northern part of England. The town of Workington is located at the mouth of the Derwent River. The town is located within the area of Allerdale borough. The town of Workington is located about thirty two miles to the south west of Carlisle, seven miles from the west of Cockermouth and also five miles to the southwest of Maryport.
The town of Workington was historically part of the Cumberland. The town of Workington and the surrounding area has for a long time been a production area for steel, coal and also iron ore that is of a high grade.
The town of Workington has a seat on the borough council of Allerdale. The town of Workington has a population of about forty five thousand nine hundred and seventy five and this makes it the third largest area in Cumbria.
The Irish Sea on the west and the Derwent River on the north border the town of Workington. The iron ore fields towards the southern part of the town of Workington. This area has a long history within the iron smelting industry.
The town of Workington has a strong transportation network and it is linked to Maryport and Whitehaven by the A596, Cockermouth by the A66 and also Penrith and County Durham by the M6 motorway.
The closest airport to Workington is located on the Isle of Man although this would involve crossing the Irish Sea. The closest major airports are based in Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.