Visit St Bees and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
St Bees, Cumbria, is a small coastal resort, about 4 miles South of Whitehaven. The town lies mainly inland but has a good beach. Nearby is St Bees Head in fine red sandstone — the most westerly point of Cumberland.
The Church of SS. Mary and Bega belonged to a Benedictine priory of the 12th century and is one of the most outstanding in Cumberland. St Bega is believed to have come from Ireland in about A.D. 650 to found a nunnery that preceded the priory, and the other church dedicated to her is at Bassenthwaite Lake. St Bees Church has work of Norman and later periods; there has been much restoration and the central tower was altered in the 19th century by Butterfield. The fine Norman doorway should be noted. An impressive carved stone in the churchyard wall shows St Michael fighting a dragon. It is thought to be 8th-century and may have survived from the nunnery.
St Bees grammar school was founded in the 16th century and is now a public school.
Nearby towns: Cockermouth, Egremont, Whitehaven, Workington
Nearby villages: Arlecdon, Beckermet, Branthwaite, Braystones, Calder Bridge, Cleator, Cleator Moor, Dean, Distington, Drigg, Frizington, Gilgarran, Grange, Harrington, Kirkland, Lamplugh, Lowca, Mockerkin, Mossbay, Nethertown, Parkside, Ravenglass, Rowrah, Santon, Santon Bridge, Seascale, Sellafield, Ullock, Wilton, Winder, Winscales
Have you decided to visit St Bees or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a St Bees bed and breakfast (a St Bees B&B or St Bees b and b)
- a St Bees guesthouse
- a St Bees hotel (or motel)
- a St Bees self-catering establishment, or
- other St Bees accommodation