Lying just outside the boundary of the Lake District National Park Cockermouth is a beautiful Georgian market town.
Set amidst award winning architecture, a rich local heritage and a delightful landscape setting Cockermouth offers a wide variety of activities for visitors.
The town is famous for its association with various historical people - notably the poet William Wordsworth, the Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian, and the atomic physicist John Dalton who were all born in or around the town.
Local attractions include Wordsworth House, once home to the poet William Wordsworth, Cockermouth Castle, Jennings Brewery and Kirkgate Theatre.
Home to around 8,000 people, Cockermouth provides a wide assortment of pubs, bars, cafes and award winning restaurants.
Many of the towns shops offer a distinctive local appeal and yet there are also three supermarkets, two chemists, a cycle shop, a Wilkinsons store, a sports centre, three bakers, over twenty hairdressers, a music shop, a swimming pool, two gyms, and two parks which both have pretty riverside walks. The town has many hotels, guest houses and B&Bs as well as camping and caravaning sites and a local youth hostel.