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We have big brand shopping centred on Washington Square in Workington. High street names there include M&S, Debenhams, Next, H&M, River Island, JD Sports, Clarks, HMV, and Laura Ashley. There is lots of parking very close to the shops. Keswick, the outdoor capital of the Lakes has an incredible number of major outdoor retailers including Cotswold Outdoor, Rohan, Blacks, Millets and Mountain Warehouse.
Cockermouth is a hive of independent shops providing individual shopping experiences. Annabelles Fashion and Zebra has unique fashion for women. Fagans is a reassure trove for keen cooks. Firns and J B Banks has all the hardware you will need, Strolling for Shoes, Goody 2 Shoes and SR Shoes have stylish footwear. Add in independent butchers, a well - stocked bookshop and plenty of independent cafés, a visit to Cockeermouth is one that you will enjoy.
Keswick has all the outdoor brand names that you know plus specialist independents. Needle Sports founded by local crags activist Steven Reid is a specialist climbing equipment shop only employing experienced climbers and walkers. They pride themselves on providing impartial advice. World famous George Fisher have trekking, running, cycling, camping, climbing & paddling specialists on hand to make sure you make the right purchase.
Here is our round up of independent stores to seek out across Allerdale as recommended by customers.
Half Moon Interiors, Wigton, “Fabulous little shop with great range of items for the home, and beautiful baby products”. Facebook.
Jacksons Models & Railways, “Top Shop, great service! Can’t beat this shop or the friendly staff.” Facebook
The New Bookshop, Cockermouth, “A fabulous little find, I could have spent hours in here! The children’s book section at the back was fantastic.” Google Reviews
Her Citi, “Amazing café, friendly staff, a little treasure trove with beautiful gifts highly recommended x” Google Reviews
Lake District Coast Aquarium, Maryport, “Great place to visit with really interesting displays, facts and a lab. Good quality shop and imaginative cafe in lovely location.” Google Reviews
Alternative, Keswick, “I just love going into this little shop every time I go to Keswick, and never come out empty handed either. I have bought some lovely pieces of jewellery, things for my sister’s baby’s arrival, greetings cards, scarves to name a few. Never anything you would typically find on the high street…x” Google Reviews
Billy Bowman, Cockermouth, “Brilliant staff, always willing to help you get what you need. Definitely the best music shop around here.” Google Reviews
Percy House Gallery, Cockermouth, “Wonderful jewellery, pictures and occasional furniture among many other artisan items.” Google Reviews
Poets Interiors, Keswick, “This is a crazy Curio type shop. Sensible prices for unusual products.” Google Reviews
Keswick Bikes, Keswick, “Best indie bike store in the region. Guys in there are very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to the area as well.” Google Reviews