This handsome Georgian town on the edge of the Lake District has been identified as one of 51 ‘gem towns' in Britain, recommended for preservation as part of our national heritage.
This attractive town with its broad, tree-lined main thoroughfare boasts a healthy mix of service shops (butchers, bakers, ironmongers, etc), alongside cafes, pubs and
high quality art and craft galleries. Good roads provide fast and easy access to Bassenthwaite Lake and Keswick, and to Maryport and the sandy coastline towards Allonby. Cockermouth was the birthplace and childhood home of William Wordsworth, his former home now imaginatively presented to the visitor.
Historically, Cockermouth had a thriving industrial base, with several mills producing woollen, linen and cotton goods.
Art & culture
This attractive town with its broad, tree-lined main thoroughfare boasts a healthy mix of high quality art and craft galleries.
Around the town, the rolling landscape is divided by hedgerows, and dotted with solitary farmhouses and pockets of attractive villages.
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