There is a wealth of choice of accommodation in Cockermouth. Choose from a great selection of the best quality hotels, such as the famous Trout Hotel, or one of the many B&B's and self-catering cottages.
Cockermouth has a well-deserved reputation for great food and drink. It has Traditional Cumbrian pubs such as the Bitter End and cafes that include the Coffee Kitchen, Wild Zucchini's and the Moon and Sixpence. If you're looking for something a bit more exotic Cockermouth offers Indian (Spice Club), Chinese / Thai (Bamboo) and even Turkish (Aspava). The Quince and Medlar shouldn't be missed if you're looking for a fantastic, fine dining vegetarian option.
Cockermouth sits rights on the edge of the Lake District National Park. It is only a short trip away from the stunning Buttermere, Loweswater and Whinlatter Forest Park. The town itself offers a wide range of independent shops as well as great cafes, bars and restaurants. Wordsworth House, the birthplace of the famous poet William Wordsworth, is a must-see. It's great starting point for a stroll along the banks of the River Derwent through Memorial Gardens.
Cockermouth offers a packed annual events calendar. The Malcolm Wilson Rally starts from the town centre every Spring, with other great events including Northbound Music Festival, Cockermouth Live and Woolfest. Festive events in the town include Taste Cumbria Christmas, Christmas lights switch-on day and the eye-catching annual lantern parade.