Whitehaven is a seaside port and can be found on the west coast of Cumbria. In the middle of the 18th Century Whitehaven was the third largest port in Britain, with London and Bristol being the first and the second.
Whitehaven wealth grew through the export of coal and the import of tobacco and rum from North America. The town today as a small fishing fleet and the harbour area is a conservation area. The town has a number of monuments to its past mining history.The town was built by the Lowther Family in the 17th & 18th Century's and some of the Georgian buildings from around that time can still be seen in Lowther Street.