Shops in Cockermouth

Independent shops in Cockermouth are numerous along pretty Main Street and around Market Place. Discover fine craft ceramics shops in the town centre alongside unique bookshops, florists and a host of independent art galleries which are artist run. Cockermouth shops are perfect for finding unique gifts, fine clothing, craft jewellery and specialist foods.

Craft shopping is superb in Cockermouth, with many unique gift shops and craft studios situated around Main Street. Antique shops nestle alongside specialist angling shops and music shops also feature in the centre. Many of the town's independent shops and galleries are family run and have had a presence in the town for many years.

Craft Shopping in Cockermouth

Discover unique ceramics shops in Cockermouth which sell beautiful hand-crafted pottery. Art galleries and craft shops are often artist run. Essential visiting is the Percy House Gallery around Market Place housed within a charming historic building dating from 1390. Several outstanding artists are in residence at the Percy House Gallery which displays a range of craft jewellery, ceramics, photography and paintings of beautiful landscape scenes of the Lake District.

A good choice of high street shops and supermarkets, a village post office, great florists and independent jewellers can also be found around the town centre. There are specialist angling shops for visitors enjoying fishing in the surrounding lakes and for book lovers, Cockermouth bookshops include both second hand bookshops and unique independent bookshops selling off-the-wall books not usually found on the high street.

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Accommodation in Cockermouth

  • Lorton   (4.4 miles from the centre of Cockermouth)
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    Two static caravans for rent set in stunning location next to trout fishing ponds in Lorton, a secluded part of the Lake District. Close to C2c cycle route.
  • Cockermouth   (3.3 miles from the centre of Cockermouth)
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    Garden Cottage - 10% discount for 2 week stays
    Self Catering holiday cottage nestling in the quiet hamlet of Pardshaw Hall, near Cockermouth. Ideal for couples, cyclists and walkers. Fabulous scenery. Short breaks. Wi-Fi.
  • High Lorton   (3.9 miles from the centre of Cockermouth)
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    A comfortable guest house in the North Western Lake District, 8 miles from Keswick, at the foot of Whinlatter Pass. Two guest rooms, lounge with cosy fire and bike storage.