Cockermouth is a market town on the edge of the Lake District 8 miles east of Workington on the A66 and a very pretty place to visit.
Wordsworth House, the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth is a must to look round
Open April-Oct, Mon-Fri, and Sat in June-Aug, 10:30-4:30 but I do advise you to go early because it is only a small house and gets very crowded in the height of summer especially after one o'clock. There is a lovely little tea room here, and I can recommend the scones but be prepared to pay a bit over the odds.
The streets are full of quaint little shops and coffee shops and of course a couple of old worldly style pubs. In the summer months it is nice to sit outside with a beer and just watch the world go by.
The Castle is at the eastern end of the town unfortunately you can only visit it to look around if you pre book in July when it is open to the public for the festival. The River Derwent runs along side the castle and is a nice walk to take in the scenery.
The Lakeland Sheep and Wool centre can be found at the roundabout coming into the town on the A66 it has 19 different breeds of sheep an interesting stop off for an hour or so. It has an indoor arena and you can watch sheep dogs displaying their skills and sheep shearing. I enjoyed watching the sheep shearers I must admit they are very quick.
Jennings Brewery is on the edge of the castle and you can take a tour around here and see how traditional ale is made. You will be able to sample a drop of the nectar but only a teeny weenie drop is offered for free.
All in all this is a nice town and definitely worth a visit if you are in the Lake District visit in the Spring and you will see hundreds of daffodils in bloom to remember that famous Wordsworth poet.
When we arrived in this lovely town I was struck by it's beauty. I am glad we chose this gorgeous place for our honeymoon. Of course everytime we told someone where we were going we were greeted by a barage of giggles or a "what an apt name for a honeymoon". Set at the north of the lake district it is surrounded by stunning scenery. Huge hills and deep valleys. Winding roads lead through these hills. The Lakes (Bassenthwaite being the nearest) are just as stunning. There is a calmness about the lakes. Now I know that foot and mouth has effected the area but you wouldn't know it from the number of sheep and cows that were milling around the place. OK there were a few closed paths but the majority of the place was open and we found many lovely walks. In Cockermouth itself there are many places to stay and a lot of places to drink. Obviously the locals like their drink as there are loads of pubs. The best place to go for breakfast has to be Pops Chatanooga (something-or-other). He does a mean cooked breakfast and just up the road there is his pizza place which I would also reccommend. All in all (if you ignore the fact it rained but what did we expect going to a place known for its water) we had a wonderful time. I would give Cockermouth a big fat 10 out of 10 for its town. There is everything you could want. I will certainly be back.
Cockermouth is a town with what some consider having a funny name. I don't know why this is, personally I wouldn't laugh at hearing it for the first time, but lets face it, I bet you're sitting there, gathering your friends and telling them how you just discovered this really funny place name. Cockermouth is situated on the very edge of the Lake District National Park, and so has some very nice scenery to offer. It's relatively small, around three miles, so there isn't really a lot on offer for the locals, but don?t worry, there is plenty for tourists to see and do. I should probably mention that is expanding, recently opening up an Aldi and the Lakes Home Centre. For the tourists you have the following attractions: Sheep and Wool Centre ? Here you can find out about the history of Cumbria, they also have a range of different breeds of sheep and perform regular shows. It's a pretty good show, and I recommend seeing it if you are ever in the area (which you really should visit). Wordsworth House ? This is the birthplace of the famous poet William Wordsworth. The house that he and his sister grew up in is still here today, and it is usually open for the public to have a look around (yet another reason for you to come and visit). The Toy and Model Museum ? Ok, I don't know a great deal about this place, as I was very young the last time I visited, however I can tell you that I had a great time. The museum has a great range of, well, toys and models, and is something that the kids will really enjoy. Cockermouth Castle ? This is not usually open to the public, however if you are lucky enough to be in Cockermouth at the right time, you will be able to have a guided tour of it, and it is well worth it, however as I mentioned, it isn't often open to the public. Oh, and recently Prince Charles visited this place, so you may as well visit too. Jennings Brewery ? Jennings is probably
Cockermouth's best export, I?d say they are the brewers of Cumbria's finest ale. You can have a guided tour of the brewery, and as if that isn't tempting enough, you get to have free samples, you get that, FREE samples, so come on, yet another great reason to visit Cockermouth. There are a load of decent accommodation in Cockermouth, so if you do decide (which you shouldn't need to, you should be planning your trip right now) there are some decent places to stay the night, weekend, or week if you want. I would recommend the Wordsworth Hotel, personally I think that this is the best hotel in town, and if you are going to visit, I would stay here. There are also three (I think) caravan parks in Cockermouth. We have the Windsor Caravan Park, I don?t know a lot about this one, but it is just across the road from Cockermouth School (one of the best public schools in the region), but from what I have seen does look quite good. The other two are on my very street! The first is a caravan park called Violet Bank, it's not exactly on my road, but it's drive way is and I also don't know too much about this one either. The third doesn't have a name (I don't think), my next door neighbours run one using their garden, which is fairly big, and makes a nice caravan park, however since it changed owners it hasn't been as nice. You can't imagine the jokes I receive living next to a caravan park, I swear, some people. Now, for the younger of you, there isn't a great nightlife. There are a few pubs and restaurants, but there isn't any real clubs, we do have Sam's bar, which has a one o'clock licence, and is the place to go when the rest of the bars are closing. A typical Friday night is starting off at the Bull, then to Flecters, then to Mickey's, then to Sam's. Not to worry though, Workington is only 15 miles away, and is home to Cumbria's best club, Fusion. As well as Fusion, there are quite a
few other clubs in Workington, so the night life isn't far if you are visiting. For the outdoor type there is so much on offer, I can't go through them all because there is just so much. Ok, there isn't too much in Cockermouth, but yet again Keswick is only a few miles away, and you can do pretty much anything there. You can go walking, sailing, canoeing, climbing, paragliding, abseiling, my personal favourite ? paint balling, and so much more. And the drive from Cockermouth to Keswick is loaded with beautiful scenery, you got to drive past a lake, mountains, forests, it is really something quite special (not that it is a great distance, you could probably walk there in an hour). As you probably know, Cumbria is one of the worst areas in the country that foot and mouth has had a massive impact on, and Cockermouth is no different. Now, there are a lot of people that are under the impression that the footpaths are still closed, well no, a lot people are wrong, in fact, just about all of the paths are open again. So if you enjoy history, outdoors, and fun, Cockermouth is open for business, and it would be really great if people would start flooding back to visit. Oh yeah, I should probably mention that Cockermouth is one of few gem towns in the country. It is a really great place to visit, and I would recommend it to anyone who feels like visiting somewhere beautiful this summer, or whenever, this is the place to visit.
Before you say anything this the real name for a town in CUM bria. Yes, funny isn’t it but you try living here and then see what you think. No, seriously though Cockermouth is a small town situated in the north west of England just outside of the Lake District National Park. This means that you have the beautiful scenery of the mountains and lakes just outside your front door, and yet you don’t have as many of the tourists of most of the towns inside the National Park. As things stand though Cockermouth is attracting more and more tourists each year as it is set in such a beautiful place. Cockermouth is also the birth place of a famous poet William Wordsworth who’s house is still standing and is another of the tourist attractions of the town along with its history. During the Roman days small villages around cockermouth were used by the Romans and Time Team have been to excavate one of these sites to discover that it was a much more important town to the Romans than was first thought. Other attractions which Cockermouth has to offer are many many pubs with one club, restaurants,a street market every Monday, two parks and numerous B&B’s and hotels to accommodate it’s guests but most of all it’s friendly people and the fact that it is so close to the mountains and lakes which offer many walks for people of all ages.
The Lake District is an area of natural beauty, situated in Northern England. I myself am from this area, and am writing this to inform people of what this area has to offer. I am from a small market town called Cockermouth, situated just outside the lake district but still very popular with the tourists. Cockermouth has many tourist attractions on offer, such as Wordsworth House, where a famous poet was born, The Sheep and Wool Centre which informs people about the history of Cumbria and well, Sheep! For the younger people, there is many pubs, about 20 in all, all of differing standards, and thre is one pub/club called Sames, which is the only place in Cockermouth to have a 1 o'clock license. My top five pubs in Cockermouth would be: 1. Mickey Fynns (South Street) 2. The Fletcher Christian Tavern (Lowther Went, Main Street) 3. The Brown Cow (Main Street) 4. Sams (Main Street) 5. The Bush (Main Street) These are all good pubs with good atmospheres and friendly local people. Other pubs in town are just about not worth visiting. If people want to come for a weekend in the Lake District or Cockermouth, then there is plenty of accommodation for them all to stay in, most notably The Allerdale Court Hotel (Market Place) or The Wordsworth Hotel (Main Street). Avoid The Globe and Hundith Hill hotel at all Costs. For the adventurous type there is many activities on offer in the local area as we are surrounded by lakes and by mountains. This makes activities like canoeing, sailing, climbing, abseiling, walking and paragliding all possible. I hope this information is of use to anybody wishing to come to this area. I am sure those who do decide to come will find it most rewarding and will have an enjoyable stay.