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Cockermouth

4.3
World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Architectural Buildings

Popular things to do in Cockermouth

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Water Body
Buttermere Lake Buttermere
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Architectural Building
Wordsworth House and Garden
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. The mid-2010 census estimates state that Cockermouth has a population of 8,204, increasing to 8,761 at the 2011 Census.Historically a part of Cumberland, Cockermouth is situated outside the English Lake District on its northwest fringe. Much of the architectural core of the town remains unchanged since the basic medieval layout was filled in the 18th and 19th centuries. The regenerated market place is now a central historical focus within the town and reflects events during its 800-year history. The town is prone to flooding, being flooded in 2005, again much more severely on 19 November 2009 and on 5 December 2015.EtymologyCockermouth, is "the mouth of the River Cocker"; the river takes its name from the Brythonic Celtic word kukrā, meaning 'the crooked one.' It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.GeographyCockermouth owes its existence to the confluence of the rivers Cocker and Derwent, being the lowest point, historically, at which the resultant fast flowing river powered by the Lake District could be bridged. Cockermouth is situated a few minutes travelling distance from lakes such as Crummock Water, Loweswater, and Bassenthwaite. To arrange what you want to do in Cockermouth, use our United Kingdom trip builder website.

Side trips from Cockermouth

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Water Body
Derwentwater Keswick
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Aira Force Waterfall Penrith
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Catbells Lakeland Walk Keswick
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Distillery
The Lakes Distillery Bassenthwaite
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Cockermouth

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Brewery
Jennings Brewery
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Water Body
Crummock Water Buttermere
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Forest
Lanthwaite Wood
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
JB Banks & Sons
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Cockermouth

Historic Site
Isel Hall
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
St Michael's Church-Isel Church
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
St James’ Church Buttermere
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
St. Bridget's Church
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Cockermouth

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Art Gallery
Percy House Gallery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Gallery
Castlegate House Gallery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Gallery Artemis
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Cockermouth

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Waterfall
Moss Force Waterfall Buttermere
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Waterfall
Scale Force Buttermere
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

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