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.


Cottages in the Cockermouth Area

Little Moor Holiday Cottage Cockermouth

Little Moor Cottage

Great Broughton, Cockermouth


Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £240 - £465

  • Cosy, pet friendly one bedroom cottage
  • Located in the peaceful village of Great Broughton, West Cumbria
  • Short breaks available
  • Real wood burner

Folly Cottage

Lamplugh, nr Cockermouth


Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £240 - £465

  • Cosy 2 bedroom cottage, sleeping 4
  • Located in the quiet village of Lamplugh, West Cumbria
  • Pet friendly
  • Rear garden with lawn
Challoner Holiday Cottage Cockermouth

Challoner Cottage

Cockermouth town centre


Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: No | Prices: £240 - £465

  • Delightful 2 bedroom cottage, sleeping 4
  • Located at the heart of Cockermouth town centre
  • Stylish, light and airy holiday cottage
  • Rear garden with lawn and patio areas

Alexander's Barn

Kirkland, nr Cockermouth


Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1 | Pets Welcome: No | Prices: £240 - £465

  • Cosy one bedroom cottage, ideal for romantic breaks just for two
  • Incredible views from the cottage towards Ennerdale Water and the fells
  • Conveniently located for visiting Cockermouth, the Western Lakes and Keswick

Derwent Apartment

Mockerkin, nr Cockermouth


Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: No | Prices: £300 - £410

  • 2 bedroom ground floor holiday apartment, sleeping 4
  • Private parking available
  • Fantastic rural location for exploring the Western Lakes
  • Convenient for Cockermouth and Keswick

Big White House

Greengill, nr Cockermouth


Sleeps: 24 | Bedrooms: 11 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £1,470 - £3,300

  • Incredible group accommodation with 11 bedrooms, sleeping 24
  • Ideal for family reunions and get-togethers
  • Large dining room with huge dining table for 24
  • Set in own grounds with large gardens and summerhouse
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