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Buttermere and Crummock
Cockermouth is just eight miles from Crummock Water and the dramatic Lakeland mountains. Cockermouth is a thriving town with medieval and Georgian streets beneath the castle walls.
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castle from air
Watch this video of a drone flight above Cockermouth Castle and town by David Surtees...Go to video
Another excellent drone view from Lee Rielly.

Cockermouth Brewery and castle
Cockermouth is well known for its specialty shops and many art galleries. Pictured is the Jennings Brewery nestling beneath the Castle walls.
The Tourist Information Centre is now located in the Library Community Hub: Telephone 01900 822634.

Town Escapes out of town B&M mega store.

The town has been spared an out of town centre Mega store. Allerdale councillors over ruled their own planning officers and voted 7-4 to refuse permission for a B&M superstore in Low Road.
Councillor Nicky Cockburn successfully called for refusal on the grounds that the site was no 3 in the top ten of potential employment or office development sites in Allerdale and should be pro-actively promoted for full time employment options.
For some reason the planning officers had recommended ignoring the council's own policy local plan documents: namely that the land is not zoned for retail; the land is in high risk flood risk Zone 2; the threat to the Heritage of the Fitz and that the council should protect the future of town centre shops.
The Town Council, Civic Trust and Chamber of Trade and Allerdale ward councillor Joan Ellis opposed the plans. See T&S reader poll rersults.
But the applicants told the meeting they would now be apealing to a government planning inspector as a last attempt to gain consent. Report in Times&Star

Diary Dates 2019

Malcolm Wilson Rally – Saturday 9th March 20119 –Scrutineering will be on the Main Street in Cockermouth under floodlights with the support of the Town Council and Allerdale Borough Council. More....

Daffodil Day – at All Saints Church 6th April 2019
Cockermouth Spring Fair – 27th May 2019
Cockermouth Carnival – 15th June 2019
Cockermouth Live – Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June 2019 Cockermouth Show – 3rd August 2019 – The Fitz

The Touch a Truck Show..Sunday 22nd Sept

Taste Cumbria is 28/29 Sept and the Taste Christmas market is 7/8 December.
Cockermouth Firework Display – Sunday 3rd November 2019 – 5.15pm (Fireworks let off 6pm) Memorial Gardens Cockermouth Christmas Lights switch-on - Sunday 17th November 2019 –


New town centre map (Please note car parking charges have risen since map's preparation.)

See live river levels online....

More events in Cockermouth

Historic data on past Cockermouth floods.

 Hot Tub Hideaways

Tourist Information Centre & Library

The Tourist Information Centre is now located in the Library Community Hub: Telephone 01900 822634.
Opening times are: weekdays 10am to 4pm, Bank Holds and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.
Cockermouth library is now a one stop shop Community Hub...


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Cockermouth is noted for its specialist shops.

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