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.
|Sun 7 Sep||Loweswater Show at The Show Field|
|Sat 13 Sep||The Simon & Garfunkel Story at The Wave Centre|
|Thu 18 - Sat 20 Sep||Workington Beer & Cider Festival 2014 at Carnegie Theatre|
|Sat 27 - Sun 28 Sep||Taste Cumbria Food Festival at Cockermouth|