Cheapest Deals for Places to Stay
Located just outside the beautiful Lake District National Park, Cockermouth is an attractive market town. It’s been designated as a “gem” town and awarded preservation status as part of the UK’s national heritage programme. Many visitors are attracted here because of its location, not far from the River Cocker which flows into the Lake District’s lakes of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater.
Cockermouth can get quite busy from May to September so one of the tips of how to get the best deals for accommodation is to book early. Cheap hotels and b&b rooms can be quickly snapped up especially in the city’s centre. Some of the best deals for bed and breakfasts can be found online so browse the net until you find suitable accommodation.
Cockermouth has some wonderful architecture which has hardly changed since the 18th and 19th centuries. It’s steeped in history too with historical roots going back to the Romans, Vikings and Normans who have all left their mark. If you’re interested in history, check out the ruined Norman Castle built beside the rivers Cocker and Derwent.
The kids will love exploring the castle’s dungeons and its tilting tower. They can enjoy looking at the castle gaol from the tiny holes in the dungeon walls. There are also tours around the private castle gardens for mum and dad. After a day full of activities what could be better than returning to your comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation?
More tips to save money
To help choose cheap hotels or b&b rooms on the outskirts of the city or in the town centre, why not read online reviews? There’s a good selection of reviews to read which will give you an idea of what to expect when it comes to bed and breakfast, cheap hotels or rooms.
How about another accommodation tip? Check out and take advantage of online last minute deals, special promotions and if you’re travelling in a large group, multiple rooms discounts. Whether staying in the centre of Cockermouth or closer to the city outskirts, arrange an evening out at the Kirkgate Centre. It’s the city’s centre for art, theatre, film and music, popular with locals and holidaymakers alike.
One of the many tips to get the best room deals is to make reservations out of high season. You’ll be surprised at savings to be made. This will give you more spending money in your pocket to buy souvenirs and novelty items from one of the many small independent shops. Busy shopping areas can be found in Main Street, Market Place and Station Street. Here you can also find a selection of cafes, restaurants and bars. For the best restaurants, cafes and bars to visit. Friendly bed and breakfast proprietors will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. Most b&b and cheap hotels offer guests full English breakfast options that will set you up for the day.
Nearby Attractions and Sights
(Castle Brewery, CA13 9NE, England UK)
Take a very interesting and informative tour at this brewery. Learn more about cask beers and the brewing process.
(Main Street, Cumbria CA13 9RX, United Kingdom)
18th-century Georgian town house which was the birthplace of the English poet William Wordsworth. It’s a lovely home, very well restored. A must visit if you love Georgian architecture.
(Castlegate, CA13 9EU England UK)
Remains of an ancient castle. It was the ancient baronial seat of the Lords of Allerdale.
(Dovenby, CA13 0PN United Kingdom)
Located a few miles from the town centre. Dovenby Hall is home to the Ford World Rally Team.