Cockermouth Tourist Information

Wordsworth's Birthplace Home in Cockermouth

Wordsworth’s Birthplace Home in Cockermouth

Charming North Lakes Georgian market town Cockermouth is famously the birthplace of Romantic poet William Wordsworth and his first home on Cockermouth’s beautiful high street is today a museum cared for by the National Trust. Not to be missed on any Cockermouth holiday is a tour of Lakeland’s finest, the Jennings Brewery with on-site tearoom and brewery store, and you’ll find the  range of ales from classics like Cumberland Ale and Jennings Bitter to award-winning Sneck Lifter and a ride range of seasonal ales served up in Cockermouth’s choice of beautiful traditional inns.

Browse the selection of chic boutiques and craft shops along Main Street in Cockermouth and take your pick of pretty bistro restaurants and stylish cafes in the town. Enjoy year round theatre, cinema and arts events at the Kirkgate Centre just off Market Place or branch out east into the Lake District National Park for walks around ancient sites like Elva Plain Stone Circle.

Cockermouth makes a great western gateway into Lakeland, within easy reach of spectacular walking territory in Buttermere, Borrowdale and around Bassenthwaite Lake,. The town offers a packed programme of festivals and events from Georgian Fairs to food festivals and the celebrated Cockermouth Rock Festival annually in July.  You can see an outstanding selection of pretty Cockermouth holiday cottages here on Iknow or opt for a central Cockermouth B&B near Wordsworth House. Browse and book Cockermouth accommodation now!

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.