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
What makes Cockermouth special are its speciality shops....
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
The owners of Jennings Brewery, Marstons, is selling off £220 millions worth of its publc houses estate. The company which has over £1 billion of debt, states it plans to invest in larger pub restaurants. Marstons report profits are up at £69.8 mllion. Meanwhile new owners of some of the pub estate, NewRiver Retail state they have seen "strong interest from supermarket chains" for redevelopment of sites.
Read this obituary and tribute to the Dowager Lady Egremont.
The scheduled opening of the new hospital has been provisionally set for January 27 2014. Check out some of the background to the new hospital and what the developers claim may be offered at the new facility....More
Full list of Christmas Carols services.
Major roadworks on Main St; Work is expected to start in early January 2014 and should last for about eight months.
Rotary Club of Cockermouth's Touch a Truck Show May 4 2014
Georgian Fair May 3 in 2014
Cockermouth's renowned Georgian Fairs. Find out more about the Fair...
The next Fair will be held Saturday May 3 in 2014.
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.
The town of 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. The scheme features a 120-metre wide innovative self-closing flood barrier, which rises automatically when the river is in flood and retains views of the river throughout the rest of the year. This is the first time a barrier of this type has been used to protect a community in the UK. Watch a guided walk of Cockermouths flood risk management scheme, lead by Environment Agency Flood & Coastal Risk Management Officer Joe March at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HERGl7hGmBk
The Flood Action Group's website
& 'Live' River levels at South Street bridge.
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.