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The village of St Bees is just south of St Bees Head, the most westerly point of Cumbria, 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 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 the 400 year-old St Bees 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 seabird reserve.

St Bees is only a few miles from the Lake District National Park. It's an ideal base to tour both the Western Lakes and the other attractions on the Cumbrian coast.

The menu at the top left gives quick access to the more popular visitor pages. The community menu leads to over 400 web pages and 600 images.....This is one of the biggest community websites in Cumbria.....read on.

See village events and news on facebook here........ Find us on Google maps here ..... See the Go Lakes video here....

Click on images below for popular pages.

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St Bees community facebook page

Friday 13th March ... Sadly it has been announced that St Bees School is to close in July 2015, 432 years after its founding in 1583 by Archbishop Edmund Grindal, who was born in the village.

This is probably the saddest announcement made in the village since the dissolution of the Priory in the English Reformation in the 16th century

However a rescue team has now been formed and there are updates on their progress on our facebook page.


Some key village events from last year are shown below...

Last year's "Village in Bloom" displays.

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

Opening of new play area click here for pictures of new play area


St Bees Triers - represented at Downing Street reception for Sport Relief - March 2014

With the Prime Minister are Jon Raymond (L) and Chris Robson.

Click here to visit our pages on village war memorials and biographies

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