This page has resources for tourism and hospitality businesses, and information about all the tourism-related projects we are involved in.
Our Tourism Development Officer
Our Tourism Development Officer, Katie Read, is here to support and advise tourism businesses and lead our tourism programme. You can contact her at email@example.com.
Katie can help you with things like product development, sourcing funding, marketing, business support and more.
Her role is funded by Sellafield Ltd and hosted by Copeland Borough Council.
Western Lake District and Coast
We are a key member of the Western Lake District and Coast partnership. The not-for-profit organisation promotes this quieter part of Cumbria to tourists, and supports its businesses.
This county-wide tourism organisation offers extensive information for visitors and tourism businesses. It includes booking services, general information and itineraries and other content to help you engage customers. Additional content is available for paying members.
The website includes a section dedicated to the western lakes.
Connecting Cumbria's Hidden Coast
The Connecting Cumbria's Hidden Coast project includes several initiatives aimed at celebrating and improving our coast for visitors and locals.
It includes a wide-ranging arts project incorporating a large piece of public art, a new beach cafe at Silecroft, family-friendly story maps, and improvements and extensions to existing coastal paths to link them up.
You will soon be able to visit a new website dedicated to the arts project part of Connecting Cumbria's Hidden Coast.
The Connecting Cumbria's Hidden Coast project is led by Copeland Council and funded by £1.15m from Sellafield Ltd and more than £1m from the Government's Coastal Communities Fund.
Videos and images
Our most recent video footage of the borough is stunning. It is a series of high-quality, attractive films of various towns and villages in Copeland. Please take a look and feel free to use it in your marketing. It was commissioned as part of the Welcome Back campaign.
If you would like to access beautiful images of our area to help market your business, you can use these fantastic pictures(link is external) by Sam Scales, commissioned by us as part of the Connecting Cumbria's Hidden Coast project. If you have any issues accessing the images, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail).
We also have some additional beautiful drone footage to attract visitors - why not add it to your website, or use it in your social media? Contact email@example.com for a copy, or read more about this footage here.
You'll find our business directories here. If you would like to be included, or would like to make an amendment to your entry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The business directories are part of our Shop Local Campaign.
Walking trail apps
Our Beacon Museum has its very own trail app. It includes three trails to follow, two around the town and picturesque harbour, and one further afield, suitable for driving. In each, you'll get to hear about points of interest, and interact with colourful virtual characters.
Norman Nicholson's Millom is a walking trail app celebrating the renowned poet's work and taking you to the places he frequented. It was funded by the Towns Fund - you can find out more here and download it from Google Play and the App store.
The Beacon Museum
As well as being our fantastic visitor attraction, the Beacon Museum has a visitor information point in its reception area.
The museum has four floors of fantastic, interactive fun - everything from prehistory right up to a section on the Sellafield Story. Its attractive harbourside building also has a gift shop and cafe.
The Copeland blog
The Welcome Back campaign has funded a blog about planning a trip to Copeland in 2022 - why not share it with potential customers? It includes events, attractions and useful tips for potential travellers.
The rural villages blog post explores Copeland's hidden gems: St.Bees, Seascale and Ravenglass.
Some of our most recent tourism-related press releases include: