Cumbria is a special place. The breathtaking scenery and strong, sustainable communities make it a great place to live and work.
Carlisle, in the north of the county, was recently named as the happiest place to live in the UK in a recent survey by property website Rightmove. On the doorstep is the Lake District National Park, one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes anywhere in the world. Western Lakeland is a land of vivid and exciting contrasts, lying between the mountains and the sea.
It’s not just breathtaking lakes and hills – away from the lakes there are bustling centres filled with shops and brimming with life, most notably the city of Carlisle and the coastal town of Whitehaven. Carlisle is an historic place and the administrative centre of the county with a unique Victorian market which is home to year round events including international food fairs. Whitehaven is a bustling town and regularly plays host to one of the country’s biggest Tall Ships events.