Taxi from Bowness on Solway and to Bowness on Solway from Carlisle – 01228 812612
Taxi from Carlisle to Bowness on Solway or Taxi from Carlisle to Bowness on Solway is available from our taxi company. Taxi to Bowness on Solway and from Bowness on Solway can be booked by calling our taxi operator on 01228 812612. Carlisle Taxis is a part of Carlisle Taxis Limited based in Carlisle. We provide taxi service from Carlisle to both Local and National.
Hadrian’s Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. It stretches seventy-three miles from Wallsend near Newcastle, across the neck of England to Bowness-on-Solway, in North West Cumbria, and stands today as a reminder of the past glories of one of the world’s greatest empires. The walk has now defined as a ‘National Trail’. Hence, most of them are now visiting Bowness at either the beginning or end of the walk.
Bowness on Solway
Bownes’s sands are famous with summer visitors. Local birdlife is another reason to visit. Dunes, salt marsh, shingle beds, and peat mosses make it a favourite spot with a variety of species. There are viewpoints and lay-bys for spotting the waders: oystercatchers, curlew, golden and grey plover, lapwing, knot, dunlin, bar-tailed and black-tailed godwit, redshank, and turnstone.
In 1869 a line, the Solway Junction Railway, was opened between Bowness and Annan in Scotland, connecting to the Maryport and Carlisle railway. The one mile 176-yard iron girder viaduct across the water was damaged by an ice build-up in 1875 and again in 1881. It was repaired and continued in use until 1914 for passengers, and until 1921 for freight, and finally demolished in 1934. A part of the rationale was that Scots, who then had no access to alcohol on Sundays, wont to walk across to the more liberal English side and to return in a but sober state occasionally fell into the Solway, and were lost.
Saint Michael’s Church
The 12th Century St Michael’s Church (restored in 1891) sits on what thought to be one of the Roman fort’s buildings, possibly a granary. The structure, like that of many of the village houses, includes stones taken from Hadrian’s Wall. It consists of an excellent single chamber, a nave, a north transept, a south porch, and a double tower.
It was not until the 18th Century that the Border Country between England & Scotland finally came under English & Scottish Law. Before this, family feuds between raiding families caused every village and house to defend itself with fortified houses or towers.
The stolen bell of Saint Michael’s Church
St.Michael’s church had its bells stolen by raiders in 1626, but they lost them in the Solway when returning to Annan on the Scottish shore. People in Bownes’s retaliated by taking the church bells from Dornock and Middlebie. Every new vicar of the church in Annan continues to request the return of their bells.
Bed and Breakfast at Bowness & Solway – The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms public house and B&B is a family run business. They have a great team of staff with excellent local knowledge. Fantastic Customer services are assured.
The onsite restaurant offers a wide selection of home-cooked meals, with a variety of vegetarian & vegan, gluten & dairy-free meals.
Food is cooked separately to order, which may take a little longer. Yet, the wait is worth it since you will enjoy it. A takeaway service is provided at this place.
The Kings Arms is based in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is on the Solway Firth at the start/end of Hadrian’s Wall.
If you are lucky between June and September, you will see the local Haaf Netters skilfully catching the Solway Sea Trout and Salmon. (this age-old tradition is now catching and release only for salmon)
Whatever your reason for visiting Bowness on Solway, The Kings Arms is worth a visit. Read their reviews – Trip Advisor
The Old Chapel
The Old Chapel Bowness on Solway can be found at the west end of Hadrian’s Wall, perfectly situated for exploring the Solway Coast and Marshlands, 20 mins from Carlisle and 40 mins from the Lake District.
Bowness on Solway
Phone Number: 016973 51126
“Maureen gave us a wonderfully warm welcome after our long day of walking. Room was extremely clean and breakfast was well prepared. Would have no hesitation in recommending as a nice place to stay” – An extract of a review from Google.