Cockermouth – Cumbria – One Great Adventure
For those of you that are up for a lovely adventure, we have something in store for you. You see, we just went on a fabulous vacation to Cockermouth, which is located in Cumbria and it completely took our breath away. It has this name because of the influence River Cocker has on this town. River Cocker is flowing into the River Derwent.
Historically, this area is a part of Cumberland. The area it is located in is very beautiful and has many tourists coming in. A lot of the architecture in the area has not been changed since the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The pubs that are located in this area are popular destinations for those individuals that enjoy going out and having a bit of fun with friends. A lot of the center of this town has been reconstructed in Georgian with Victorian infill.
On Kirkgate, which is lined with a long of trees, you are going to find a lot of housing and roads from the seventeenth and eighteenth century. A lot of those buildings have been made out of stone and slate with green slate roofs and thick walls.
There are many gorgeous landmarks that can be found in this area. These include Normal castle, which was the home of Lady Egremont. When you arrive at this castle, you are going to find a tower that is tilting and hanging over Jennings Brewery. The castle contains dungeons that have been preserved. This castle is open to the public only once a year and that is during the yearly town festival.
Jenning’s Brewery is also a must see as they are known for offering public tours and carriage rides every now and then that is pulled by a shire horse. Some of the other attractions you will come across include the Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre and William Wordsmoth’s birthplace.