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Cockermouth

Cockermouth

 
 

    Town

    Details

    This town of just 7,000 inhabitants has so much to offer the visitor. Starting at the west end of Main Street is Wordsworth House, the home of the poet William. In the care of the National Trust, the house gives a fascinating insight into the formative years of the poet, perhaps best remembered for Daffodils. From his home walk along Main Street and enjoy a range of local shops and pubs including antique shops and small galleries. In particular, Castlegate House at the east end of the street has a fine record of shows ranging from Lowry to Peascod. Opposite the gallery is Cockermouth Castle, open for pre booked visits only during Cockermouth's festival each June, it is still the seat of the Egremont family. The castle is best viewed by taking a lovely stroll along the banks of the River Derwent. In the shadow of the castle is Jennings Brewery - a tour includes a sample of their fine real ales.

    For further details see www.cockermouth.org.uk

    Directions

    Leave M6 jct 40, proceed west to Cockermouth for 30 miles along A66. Regular bus service from Carlisle or Penrith. Regular bus service from Carlisle or Penrith.