Cockermouth Tourist Information Centre & Town website
The Tourist Information Centre has moved from the Town Hall to Old Kings Arms Lane, just off the Main Street (next to Boots) and alongside the Cockermouth History Wall.Telephone : 01900 822634
New town centre map
Fancy a TV Home Swap?
BBC One are looking for people who live in interested homes in Cockermouth and the surrounding areas and would be happy to try a home swap holiday for a new TV series. Do you live in an interesting home you'd be happy to swap with someone elsewhere in the UK for a short break? IF SO THEN GET IN TOUCH NOW! For an application form please email Kieran.firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
What makes Cockermouth special are its speciality shops....
New Hospital opens 2014
The new hospital opened 27 January 2014.
Check out some of the background to the new hospital and what the developers claim may be offered at the new facility....More
Image gallery from the latest archeological 'dig' at Derventio (Roman Cockermouth)
Watermills of Cockermouth - New guide
Fascinating details of the water powered mills that once powered the town. Booklet copyright and supported by the Town Council & Wardell Armstrong Archaeology Ltd . Download.
Video Tour of Cockermouth
Taste Cumbria makes for Good Eating
Research study has shown the Taste Cumbria Event expenditure, including equipment costs, logistics, and salaries associated with PR and Project Management is estimated at £100,000.
With the economic impact/benefit estimated at £1,915,584, return on investment was calculated at £19.15 for each pound invested in the Taste Cumbria Food Festival.
Hours Parking Offer
Because of roadworks, from Monday 3 March, 2014 drivers will be able to park for free for two hours on both the Wakefield Road and Sullart Street car parks. Visitors should display a parking disc on their time of arrival. Those staying longer should follow the instructions on the pay and display machines which will give them their first two hours free. Please be aware that when the roadworks finish this offer may expire
Our Somerset Flooding connection
The people of the Somerset Levels (January2014) have charged the Environment Agency with the same failure to ensure flood drainage was dredged. Failure by Agency before 2009 to clear blocked flood channels at Gote Bridge, Cockermouth is now the subject of a legal challenge. Read more in this letter by affected resident.
On February 8 a government minister admits dredging failures.
Cockermouth now has a flood risk management scheme (completed June 2013) which has reduced the risk of flooding to more than 400 homes and businesses in Cockermouth. Residents were obliged to contribute to the cost of the scheme.
The Cockermouth Flood Action Group's website
& See online 'Live' River levels at South Street bridge.
Rotary Club of Cockermouth's Touch a Truck Show May 4 2014
Taste Cumbria 2014
Cockermouth will once again be the foodie heaven....this year the weekend celebrating Cumbrian food takes place September 27-28. More...
Georgian Fair Postponed
The The Cockermouth Georgian Fair Organising Group has had to make the difficult decision to postpone this year's 2014 Georgian Fair until 2015. Read the full press release announced December 13 2013...
Cockermouth's renowned Georgian Fairs. Find out more about the Fair...
Read this obituary and tribute to the Dowager Lady Egremont.
New view of William Wordsworth
Taking a turn out on horseback is our famous poet William Wordsworth in a new work at Percy House Gallery. The picture is well worth viewing.
No CockRock festival 2014 - and it may not return, say organisers
Restrictions and red tape may have contributed to the decision to cancel the 2014 Cockrock event. More details..
However in 2014 the town celebrates its Georgian Fair on May3 and the Rotary Club's Touch a Truck Show May 4.