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Cockermouth (real name!)
Cockermouth in General
Member Name: mr_shagwell23
Cockermouth in General
Date: 13/12/00, updated on 13/12/00 (73 review reads)
Advantages: Set in a beautiful place
Disadvantages: quite boring for younger people
The Lake District is an area of natural beauty, situated in Northern England.
I myself am from this area, and am writing this to inform people of what this area has to offer.
I am from a small market town called Cockermouth, situated just outside the lake district but still very popular with the tourists.
Cockermouth has many tourist attractions on offer, such as Wordsworth House, where a famous poet was born, The Sheep and Wool Centre which informs people about the history of Cumbria and well, Sheep!
For the younger people, there is many pubs, about 20 in all, all of differing standards, and thre is one pub/club called Sames, which is the only place in Cockermouth to have a 1 o'clock license.
My top five pubs in Cockermouth would be:
1. Mickey Fynns (South Street)
2. The Fletcher Christian Tavern (Lowther Went, Main Street)
3. The Brown Cow (Main Street)
4. Sams (Main Street)
5. The Bush (Main Street)
These are all good pubs with good atmospheres and friendly local people. Other pubs in town are just about not worth visiting.
If people want to come for a weekend in the Lake District or Cockermouth, then there is plenty of accommodation for them all to stay in, most notably The Allerdale Court Hotel (Market Place) or The Wordsworth Hotel (Main Street). Avoid The Globe and Hundith Hill hotel at all Costs.
For the adventurous type there is many activities on offer in the local area as we are surrounded by lakes and by mountains. This makes activities like canoeing, sailing, climbing, abseiling, walking and paragliding all possible.
I hope this information is of use to anybody wishing to come to this area. I am sure those who do decide to come will find it most rewarding and will have an enjoyable stay.
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