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Cockermouth Local Area Guide

Local businesses

When it comes to independent shops, you are spoilt for choice in Cockermouth. Most of the town’s local businesses are in the ‘Cockermouth and District Chamber of Trade’. This organisation sets out to protect and promote the town’s local businesses.

  • Some of our favourite shops include:
  • The Linden Tree
  • Fagans
  • W. Lindsay & Sons Butchers
  • The Toy Shop
  • Strolling for Shoes
  • Lilly & Co
  • Andessa Jewellery

These are just a few of the fantastic local businesses in the town!

Things to do

Boredom is something that is hard to come by in Cockermouth. There is something for everyone to do in the town.

• Wellington Farm Café & Tearoom provides great fun for the all family with an onsite animal enclosure to enjoy after you’ve finished your ice cream with notable stunning views of the Cumbrian fells.
• Another attraction located close by the town is the Lakes Distillery. Enjoying a tour of the award-winning distillery is a fantastic way to spend the afternoon and the shop provides a perfect excuse to contribute to the local economy. If beer is more your taste then the Jennings Brewery tour will be right up your street.
• Other tourist attractions in the town include the birthplace and childhood home of world famous poet William Wordsworth. Named after the poet, ‘Wordsworth House’ provides a starring role on the Main Street of the town. The tour provides a glimpse into the past and isn’t to be missed for lovers of poetry and history.
• As with anywhere in Cumbria and Lake District, green space isn’t hard to come by. Harris Park and Memorial Gardens provide excellent wide open spaces for leisure activities. Grassmoor Sports Centre is the home of both Cockermouth Rugby Union and Cockermouth FC. There are opportunities for further exercise at Cockermouth Leisure Centre which is the home of the renowned Cockermouth Swimming Club.

Food for thought

If you’re wandering around Cockermouth and happen to be hungry, that won’t stay the same for long. There is something for every appetite in the town.

• Perfect pub grub is readily available whether it’s at The Brown Cow or Castle Bar.
• If you only fancy something light, Julies Sandwiches, The Coffee Kitchen or VeeVa! can sort that out. Not forgetting Sarah’s craft cafe as well.
• There is also a wide range of international cuisine available, Aspava will provide you with a Turkish option whilst Bamboo and Tarentella provide you with the choice of Chinese and Italian respectively.
• There is also a great selection of takeaway options and it would be wrong of us not to mention the provider of our annual fish and chip supper Main Street Fisheries.
• Wild Zucchinis Bistro was something that couldn’t be missed out. In addition, The Quince and Medlar vegetarian restaurant providers an individual and interesting dining experience.


• The X4 and X5 bus services run through Cockermouth and provide a route from west to east in Cumbria with transportation to Workington, Keswick and Penrith with many stops on the way. Bus routes are also available to the longest lake in England, Lake Windermere, and the city of the lakes – Carlisle.

Local schools

Cockermouth provides a handful of primary schools in the local area as well as a secondary school with a sixth form.

• Fairfield Primary School. Part of a Multi Academy Trust
• Eaglesfield Paddle Primary Academy and All Saints Primary School are both Church of England primary schools
• St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school completes the selection of local primary schools available
• Cockermouth School and Sixth Form offers education from ages 11-18.

Buying property in Cockermouth

Cockermouth provides a great range of different properties. We’ve chosen three local properties to highlight what’s on offer.

The Old Rectory, Lamplugh, Cumbria, CA14 4TY

• A stunning ‘Escape to the Country’ period home a short distance away from Cockermouth towards the top end of budgets
• The stunning family home dating back to the 1800’s retains plenty of character
• The impressive pillared entrance opens into the hallway from which the ground floor rooms are entered from.
• The four bedrooms are all true doubles and complemented by the three high class bathrooms.


6, Fern Bank, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0DF

• Here is your opportunity to make yourself at home in one of Cockermouth’s most desirable locations
• The house is set across three floors, with ample living space across the ground floor. The reception rooms have a prestigious feel, with the large kitchen/dining room being a natural heart of the family home
• The first and second floor feature six bedrooms, two bathrooms and an en-suite off the master
• The property is very well presented throughout, as are the external spaces. The rear garden is inviting for children and for social occasions.



18, St Mungos Close, Dearham, Cumbria, CA15 7EZ

There is a great range of affordable housing located in and around Cockermouth. Here is an example of just that.
• Ready to move straight into, on the popular modern development of St Mungos Close.
• This three-bedroom semi-detached house could be perfect for first time buyers and growing families.
• St Mungos is set centrally to Dearham, which itself offers a range of amenities and a Ofsted outstanding primary school, with a short drive to Cockermouth and easy links to the energy coast and the Lake District.