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Cockermouth

“On our first visit we were enchanted by the town, independent quality shops, cosy pubs and variety of dining.” *

It’s the wide range of small independent shops, galleries and places to eat and drink which make Cockermouth special. It’s a place to walk round at your leisure. Take in the architecture and history on our Town Trail, enjoy a walk along the Rivers Cocker or Derwent, pop into the newly-opened museum at JB Bank’s ironmongers, and make your choice from the many excellent restaurants and pubs. The town centre is brighter and better than ever after the community pulled together to recover from the devastating flood of 2009.

“Spectacular recovery after the floods. Good community spirit. One of the most pretty and historic towns in Cumbria.” *

The Christmas lights are really special and you can count on the shops to decorate their windows with originality and humour. The Cockermouth Beer Festival is another winter highlight but if you miss it, the town has 15 pubs and bars that are open all year, not forgetting the Jennings Brewery tour!

“Friendly people who will take the time to talk to you.” *

Our great local facilities include the Kirkgate Arts Centre and the Leisure Centre and Pool, or you can enjoy walking, cycling and golf in beautiful surroundings - and there’s always a chance of seeing a red squirrel.

“A very pleasant surprise. I haven't ventured this far from the lakes before and will definitely come again and recommend.” *

A short scenic drive will get you to some of the county’s most beautiful lakes and fells, as well as attractions including Honister Slate Mine, Whinlattter Forest Park, Trotters World of Animals, and Maryport Aquarium. Come to Cockermouth for a day and you’ll want to return.

*Quotes from the Cockermouth Visitor Survey 2012

Watch the customer survey on Vimeo here...

Cockermouth survey from ITV Tyne Tees on Vimeo.

Rannerdale Bluebells, May 2013, the Western Lake District

Rannerdale Bluebells in May 2013


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Brian Sherwen Photography

Many images on this website have been supplied to us by Brian Sherwen.