Thom probably spent the largest proportion of his childhood in St. Bees. It's where he attended primary school, and where he lived throughout the week with his mum and stepdad.
The village is surrounded by hills on all sides except the one facing the sea, which makes for a brilliant introduction as you crest the surrounding area and descend into the valley. The cliffs of St. Bees give way twice to a pair of beaches, and everything about the surroundings is dynamic and gorgeous.
It's a beautiful place to live and to visit.