Millom Tourist Attractions
Millom (pop. 7,000) is located on Duddon Sands north of Barrow-in-Furness. There are two nature reserves located near Millom, which are home to large numbers of wading birds and waterfowl.
Ravenglass is located at the juction of three rivers, the Esk, the Mite and the Irk. Nearby is Muncaster Castle, dating from 1208. The main street of Ravenglass is paved with sea cobbles.There are hundreds of walks in the area and drives that include Hardknott & Wrynose passes, England's steepest roads (3:1).
Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Owl Centre
Muncaster Castle and Owl Centre is located in Ravenglass. It is a 14th C castle with an extensive collection of 16th and 17th C furniture.The Owl Center houses a large collection of owls and the birds actually fly.Set in 77 acres of woodland gardens and with panoramic views described by John Ruskin as "The Gateway to Paradise", Muncaster Castle was voted "Cumbria Visitor Attraction of the Year 1997 (over 50,000 visitors)". The Castle itself has been home to the Pennington family since 1208, and visitors are guided around the rooms and many treasures through a free audio tour narrated by Patrick Gordon-Duff-Pennington, the present owner. With £2.4 million from the Millennium Commission, visitor facilities have been extensively improved. Meet the Birds display and talk, daily at 2.30 p.m. during the season.
R.A.F. Millom Museum
The RAF Millom Museum features a number of photos, documents and aircraft artifacts are on display at this former airfield.