Set at the confluence of the rivers Cocker and Derwent, Cockermouth is a quaint market town, which although dates back to medieval era, the main period of growth was during the Georgian period of the early eighteenth century.

The town is eight miles north-west of Keswick and hosts a number galleries, river walks and places of historical interest. Cockermouth is perhaps most well-known as the birth place of poet William Wordsworth.

This gem of a town has ample attractions and events from Cockermouth Castle to the Taste Cumbria food festival. As well a a range of: pubs, shops and restaurants. There are so many other things to do and see in Cockermouth, making it the perfect holiday location.

Cockermouth - Main Street : Lake District, Cumbria

Main Street

An interesting way to explore the town is the Cockermouth Trail. The trail takes you around a fascinating walk through the town’s history, exploring nineteen of the famous landmarks and some lesser known landmarks of the town. Maps can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre.

River Derwent - Cockermouth, Cumbria

River Derwent

The River Derwent flows behind the Main Street and Wordsworth House. There are pleasant footpaths and seats along the banks of the make for a delightful walk along the river. There is also a large car park next to the river with access into the Memorial Gardens and over the bridge into the Main Street.

J. B. Banks & Son Ltd - Cockermouth

J. B. Banks & Son Ltd

Market Place - Cockermouth, Cumbria

Market Place

In addition to the galleries and places of historical interest the town has a range of traditional stores and some more popular national stores. The town also has a large number of bars and restaurants, many of which are located on the newly re-developed Market Place and Main Street.

All Saint's Church

All Saint's Church - Built in 1852 - 1854 by Joseph Clarke of London.

As the main period of growth for Cockermouth was during the Georgian period much of the road layout and buildings were developed during this time; with a great number of buildings retaining their original features, to celebrate the Georgian influence, the town holds a regular Georgian Fair.

Jennings Brewery, Cockermouth

Jennings Brewery

Cockermouth has a number of popular visitor attractions such as: Wordsworth House, the Castlegate House Gallery, the Kirkgate Centre and Jennings Brewery; which produces 'real ale' and has been located in the town centre since 1828. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the brewing facilities and discover more information about the more than 175 year old process and even take home the finished product from their on-site shop.

All of this makes Cockermouth the ideal place for both a quite and relaxing break and a brilliant sight-seeing holiday.

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