About Us

Visit Whitehaven was founded by Luke Johnston in 2013, as if by chance. Council cuts forced the closure of Whitehaven Tourist Information Centre. Luke believed Whitehaven wasn't getting recognised and appreciated to its full potential for the Georgian Gem it is. Visit Whitehaven was launched and has since proved a large success, with annual events, information for tourists and the latest news for residents, Visit Whitehaven is now the largest Whitehaven based website on the internet.




Luke founded the business in 2013. Visit Whitehaven now works with businesses across Cumbria, as well as other organisations to ensure the successful delivery of our projects.


Online Editor

Oliver is the managing director of Platinum Live Ltd, a local PR and events company. Oliver joined our team several years ago and now looks after our online reporting of events and news.

Visit Whitehaven is a community run organisation with all money raised being put back into our activities. To get involved get in touch today!

In response to the latest government lockdown all none essential stores are now closed. All attractions are also closed. Stay Home. Save Lives. Protect the NHS.


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