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Five cheapest places to purchase property in Cumbria


The port town of Whitehaven can be found on the west coast of Cumbria. Close by is the Lake District National Park and other towns in the region is places such as Barrow-in-Furness and Carlisle although both is around 40 miles away. About 24,000 people are living in Whitehaven which mostly developed around the huge coal deposits in the region. The vast majority of those coal resources was exported through the harbor since the 17th century. This port was an important corridor which allowed local businesses to trade with the American colonies. Properties can cost around 90,000 pounds.


In the Allerdale borough of Cumbria is where people will find the town of Maryport. Like Whitehaven it is close to the Lake District National Park which is located at the northern end of the former Cumberland Coalfield.  The A596 road runs past Maryport and other towns and villages in the region is places such as Silloth, Carlisle, Keswick and Workington. Further away is places such as Bitterlees, Beckfoot, Mawbray and Allonby. Maryport is also the most southern town on the Solway Firth. This is in the region where the grounds of Netherhall school is bordered by the River Ellen. From there the river passes through Maryport on its way to Solway Firth. Properties can sell quickly for 88,000 pounds.


The country town of Carlisle is also a border city of Cumbria. Furthermore, it is the administrative center for the City of Carlisle. The Scottish border is only 8 miles from Carlisle and in this this area three rivers also merge namely the Petteril, Caldew and Eden. In the county of Cumbria Carlisle is also the largest settlement which is one of the reasons why it is the administrative center for Cumbria County Council and Carlisle City Council. Approximately 75,000 people live in Carlisle while the population in the wider city is close to 110,000 people. Properties here can sell for around 85,000 pounds with no fees.


The port town of Barrow-in-Furness is located in Cumbria. In the past it was part of Lancashire but back in 1867 it was incorporated as a municipal borough and in 1974 it was eventually merged with Dalton-in-Furness Urban District which resulted in the formation of the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness. Close to the Lake district at the tip of the Furness peninsula Barrow-in-Furness is adjoined by the Irish Sea, Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary. The population is currently about 60,000 which makes this the second largest urban are in Cumbria. Properties in Barrow-in-Furness can cost 77,000 pounds.


The market town of Wigton lies in the Allerdale borough of Cumbria. It used to be part of Cumberland and is located just outside the borders of the Lake District in the borough of Allerdale. Between the Solway coast and the Caldbeck Fells is the Solway Plain with Wigton in its center. As far as public transport is concerned there is the Wigton railway station which is lying on the Cumbrian Coast Line. It is also close to the A596 road which provides access to other towns in the region such as Workington. According to Wales Cash Buyers, properties in this area can cost approximately 75,000 pounds.