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The village of St Bees is just south of St Bees Head, the most westerly point of Cumbria, and 50 miles from the Scottish border. It's a small, friendly community with a population of about 1,800. It has a history going back over 1,000 years and has been a popular holiday destination for over 150 years.

It's well known for the Norman Priory dating from 1120 dedicated to our own Saint Bega (see logo above), for it's 400-year old school, and as the start of the Wainwright "Coast to Coast" Walk.

There is a large sandy beach with a promenade and visitor facilities, and to the north are the towering red sandstone cliffs of St Bees Head; which is the only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales and an important RSPB seabird reserve.

St Bees is only a few miles from the Lake District National Park which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, so it's an ideal base to tour both the Western Lakes and the other attractions on the Cumbrian coast.

The menu at the left leads to over 400 pages and 600 images.....

See St Bees Community facebook page here........ Find us on Google maps here ..... See the Go Lakes video here....

St Bees Remembers: 1918 - 2018


The Community War Memorials


Wreath laying 11/11/2018


Click here to visit our pages on Village and School war memorials and biographies of the fallen

Video of reading of the Roll of Honour


External links

For latest news and events see the St Bees community facebook page

Click here for live train arrival/departures at St Bees Station

For parish council briefing brochure see Welcome to St Bees

Rail travel update

The New timetable can be seen here


The West Cumberland Railway Museum

24 Main Street, St Bees.

This is a private museum, open one week every month.

General enquiries and group bookings outside of normal opening times to; petergrooke@btinternet.com

Click here for the Museum's Facebook page



St Bees School

St Bees School closed temporarily to pupils in 2015, but it wil be re-opening in September 2018.

Read the newsletters and website of the new school trustees here


Village in Bloom

Village in Bloom - If you would like to help the small band of volunteers which every year makes the village look marvellous, please contact Eileen Todd on 822522


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