Many of Cumbria’s key attractions can be found within easy reach of Cockermouth, so it is a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Wordsworth House and Jennings Brewery are two of the best places to explore here. And don’t miss Crummock Water and Crosthwaite Church.
Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region the special place it is. Spend a few hours of browsing the exhibits at The Beacon in Whitehaven, the Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick and the John Paul Jones Museum in Dumfries. Acclaimed galleries, include the Keswick Musem and Art Gallery in Keswick.
Spend an afternoon with fellow sports fans at Brunton Park, Carlisle, cheering on local favorites, the Carlisle United FC. On game days the stadium becomes a sea of blue and white, as crowds come together to support their beloved team.
When you’re ready to slow down after discovering the charms of Cockermouth, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Rickerby Grange Country House, Keswick, the Hunters Way, Keswick and the Maple Bank, Keswick are among the most popular accommodation options here.