Pagoda

The recently refurbished Victorian pagoda, thought to have been constructed in the 1850s, is a dramatic building sitting on the top of a grassy mound overlooking the Solway Firth. Two benches provide resting places on the short but fairly steep pathway to the top. The pagoda was built close to the old baths and has magnificent views over to Criffle and the other Scottish hills. The iconic building has a curved detail to the roof and is largely built of timber, with a central cast iron column supporting the apex of the roof. Internally, the roof is lined with a softwood boarding. Fishtailed Westmorland roof slates add quality detailing. The pagoda has been a very popular meeting place for Silloth townspeople and visitors for many generations and is well worth a visit to enjoy the tranquil setting.