Things to do in Allonby, Cumbria
Allonby has a beautiful shingle and sand beach, which has received an award for its cleanliness and safety.
Between the beach and the village, is a stretch of land where the well known Allonby ponies roam free.
The once-thriving weavers of Allonby used these greens to lay their cloth out in the sun, one area is still known as Bleach Green.
The largest ship took two years to break up. Allonby's associations with the smuggling of contraband are recognised in the village's inclusion in the Smuggler's Route trail.
Among Allonby's interesting buildings are Christ Church which was originally a Chapel of Ease, consecrated in 1745, it was extended a hundred years later to its present size.
Visitors to Allonby will find sports and leisure pursuits to suit all ages.
The Spring Lea Leisure Centre has facilities for all the family and the beaches and greens provide endless opportunities to enjoy the wide-open spaces.
You may enjoy a pony ride on the sea-front, or alternatively Allonby Bay offers exciting opportunities for windsurfing.
Just south of Allonby are Milefortlet 21 and the Saltpans of Crosscanonby which are well worth a visit.
Milefortlet 21, the first total excavation of a milefortlet, and a designated World Heritage Site reveals a wealth of information about the lifestyle of Roman troops in Britain.
One of a chain of evenly spaced mileforts, Milefortlet 21 was part of a system of defences, including Hadrian's Wall, developed to protect this far-flung corner of the Roman Empire.
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