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Tel code: 01900 | code search
Postcode: CA13 | code search
Population: 12000
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Cockermouth Country Market
"Great country market, located in the United Reformed Church on Main Street. Lots of crafts, nice foods on offer, including some locally made chocolates 'to die for', coffee shop ..." More

Old Posting House
"I went for a supposedly good meal with my husband and baby. The Sunday lunch itself was ok, passable, but the waitress hovered the hot food over my baby's head! ..." More

Irton House Farm
"Lovely welcome to a well-equipped, scenic property. Due to disability, even a wheelchair was offered for our use. Kitchen had everything we could ever need. Stunning scenes from back slopes ..." More

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In 1965 the British Council for Archaeology named Cockermouth as one of its “gem towns”, worthy of special care and preservation. Whilst this has undoubtedly happened, Cockermouth is also a vibrant and rather cosmopolitan place of around 12,000 inhabitants, its location on the edge of Lakeland (Loweswater and Bassenthwaite Lake are five miles south and east respectively) meaning it has avoided the “tea shoppe” aspect of some of the Lakes. The Romans settled nearby Papcastle, and the Vikings left their mark over the area, but it is the Normans who built Cockermouth castle at the confluence of the River Cocker and the Derwent into which the former flows, establishing the town as one of significance. Water was vital to the town’s development, in terms of it being a crossing place, but also as a resource for the textile industry that grew here in medieval times – it is known there was a fulling mill in Cockermouth in 1160. In the industrial revolution Cockermouth became a textile town, with many mills then dotted through the settlement, but it was the iron industry that led to the building of the Cockermouth Keswick and Penrith Railway in late Victorian times. The town itself still shows its medieval bones, and Percy House, now a gallery with exhibitions changing monthly, is known to date from the 14th century, and puts flesh on those bones for visitors. Much of the architecture though is solid Georgian, thick walls and green slate roofs, and a walk along the tree-lined Kirkgate reveals lovely terraced housing from that era and from a century earlier. There is plenty of Victorian building to be seen too: one particular glory of the town is the ironmongers, JB Banks and Son, a piece of living Victoriana. The poet Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth and attended its school in his formative days, and his house in the main street is now open as a museum dedicated to the poet and the town of that era. The arts today are well served by the Kirkgate Centre, providing theatrical events, but perhaps best known for its world music and art-house cinema. If the soul is served by the arts, the body in Cockermouth is exceptionally well served by the breweries. Jennings, a traditional regional brewery, is in the town, and there are microbreweries to provide competition.


Elton Finance Ltd
Gibbons & Co
Wood Brooks & Co


Castlegate House Gallery
Cumberland Toy and Model Museum
Jennings Brothers plc
Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre
Printing House Museum
Wordsworth House


Travelodge Cockermouth *book online*

Care Home



Yoga - Linda Allam


Hatters Croft
Irton House Farm


Miss Siddle & Associates
Mr Rigby & Associates
St Helens Dental Surgery


24 Fitz Road
Derwent House Surgery

South Street Surgery

Estate Agent

Cumberland Estate Agents
General Accident Property Services
Mitchells Lakeland Properties
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Smeatons Estate Agents

Golf Club


Health and Fitness Club

Lifestyle & Shapers Fitness Centre


The Pheasant


Cockermouth Country Market
Cockermouth Market

Pub and Bar

Bell Vue
Black Bull
Bowling Green Inn
Brown Cow
Fletcher Christian Tavern
Kirkstile Inn
Lime Kiln Inn

Ship Inn
The Pheasant


Allerdale Court Hotel
Beatfords Country Restaurant
Hundith Hill Hotel
Kingfisher Inn
Kirkstile Inn
Marmaris Restaurant
Oscar’s Restaurant
Quince & Medlar Restaurant
Riverside Restaurant
Thyme Restaurant
Trattoria Giulia


Irton House Farm


Brockbank Curwen Cain & Hall


Cockermouth Taxi Co


The Kirkgate Centre


Millcroft Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Cockermouth Badminton club (Badminton)
Cockermouth CC (Cricket)
Cockermouth LTC (Tennis)
Cockermouth Volleyball Club (Volleyball)
Derwent Athletic Club [Cockermouth] (Athletics)
Keswick (Men's Hockey)
Keswick (Women's Hockey)


The New Bookshop
Oakhurst Garden Centre & Squirrels Pantry Tea Room
Moota Garden Centre
Cockermouth Pet Supplies
S N Heal
S R Shoes
Dalzell Shoes Ltd
Cumbria Skylark Studio
Peter Silken Studio
Percy House Gallery
Hartleys Ice Cream Parlour

Cockermouth Gift & Coffee Shop
Number Seventeen Delicatessen
Tony Harrison Quality Butchers
Peter Wilson Butchers
Allison & Sons Ltd
Tiffin Lowe Interiors
The Linden Tree
Hallmark Cards
Lake District Outdoor


Cockermouth Antiques
Bridge House Antiques
CGs Curiosity Shop
Daisy Chain


Cockermouth Company of Archers(Archery)

Places to Stay near Cockermouth

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Manor House Hotel (0.11 miles)

Manor House Hotel
The Manor House Hotel is a unique family run 19th Century Georgian style Grade II listed building, packed with original features including, an elegant wood paneled staircase, beautiful high-ceilinged rooms on the ground and first ... More | visit website
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Allerdale Court Hotel (0.25 miles)

Allerdale Court Hotel

Now family owned and run, we pride ourselves on warm hospitality, good food and the constant attention to detail that are the hallmarks of The Allerdale Court’s friendly and dedicated staff. We have 21 en-suite ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Cockermouth (0.48 miles)

Travelodge Cockermouth is located in the Western Lake District approximately 1 mile to the south of Cockermouth town centre at the junction of the A5086 and A66 trunk road. Close by you will find Wordsworth ... More | visit website

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Ditton Lodge (0.58 miles)

Ditton Lodge
Ditton Lodge offers a haven for the discerning guest in which to unwind and relax in tranquillity and comfort. Our charming and picturesque position; overlooking the historic market town of Cockermouth; provides an ideal ... More | visit website
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The Old Homestead (2.05 miles)

The Old Homestead

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The Old Homestead is an award-winning country guest house offering high quality bed and breakfast accommodation in the Lorton Valley in The Lake District National Park. The property consists of ... More

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Broughton Craggs Hotel (2.46 miles)

Broughton Craggs Hotel

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Family-run country house hotel set in 3 acres of delightful grounds, overlooking Derwent Valley and the Fells beyond. Broughton Craggs provides a warm, friendly service and has won various Silver ... More

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Old Posting House (3.08 miles)

Old Posting House
The Old Posting House is 400 years old and from around 1845 it was a coaching Inn. The Mail coach from Glasgow to Whitehaven stopped here and the blacksmiths is still just near the inn. ... More | visit website
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The Old Vicarage (3.59 miles)

The Old Vicarage
Set in the beautiful Lorton Vale, The Old Vicarage enjoys sensational views of the surrounding fells such as Grasmoor, Grisedale Pike, Whinlatter and close to Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater. This is the unspoilt Lake District ... More | visit website
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Winder Hall Country House (3.72 miles)

Winder Hall Country House
Winder Hall Country House Hotel near Buttermere is a historic manor house in the peaceful lakeland village of Low Lorton in the English Lake District. The hotel near Buttermere is ideal for a holiday or ... More | visit website
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Link House (4.84 miles)

Link House
Link House, built in 1903 as "art nouveau" swept the nation, is an interesting, inviting late Victorian house enjoying lovely views. Set in a quiet rural location midway between Keswick and Cockermouth, this well-maintained house ... More | visit website

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