Cockermouth is located in Cumbria, near the Lake District. The location of the market town, near the northwestern part of the Lake District, makes it ideal as a base for exploring the local area. Visitors will find that many of the buildings in the town date back to the 18th as well as the 19th century and have remained largely unchanged. The town dates back to the times of the Romans and the Vikings. Interestingly, the town of Cockermouth was the first town in Britain to have electric lighting. Today, visitors will find an array of amenities to enjoy in this charming town.
Cockermouth is an English town located within the area of Allerdale. The area of Allerdale is located within the borough of Cumbria. The town has taken its name from the River Cocker that flows through it and then it flows into the River Derwent.
The town was historically a part of Cumberland. Cockermouth is located on the northwestern area of the English Lake District. The location of the town tends to influence the towns character and is manages to do this without attracting too many tourists.
A lot of the town remains unchanged since the eighteenth and nineteenth century. It is a market town and the town is now a central historical focus as the town has over eight hundred years worth of history.
A lot of the local shops have a local and very distinctive appeal. The town offers a wide range of shops and facilities including two chemists, three supermarkets, 3 bakers and a sports centre, three bakers and about twenty hairdressers. The town also has a local swimming pool, a gym and two leisure parks that offer riverside walks.
One of the parks that are known as Harris Park has a small youth hostel located within it. The youth hostel dates back to the sixteenth century.
The town is neighboured by the area of Papcastle, which is a village. The village is very pleasant in its own right and the village stands on the site of Derventio, which is a roman fort.
This area has a vast amount of houses that date back to the eighteen and nineteenth century. The main cemetery of the town is located on Lorton Road and it is a very idyllic place and features streams, views of the nearby scenery and also some humped back bridges.