Information for Coach Drivers and Tour Operators

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Coach parking is free in Wakefield Road car park (2 on the map). You must use the bays marked, note the wardens are extremely strict so park between the lines. It is possible to use the bus bays in Main Street to drop off and pick up, these are by the statue at D on the map. From Wakefield road car park to Main Street is about 200 yards using the footbridge. If you enter Cockermouth from the A66 (bottom of map) turn left at the traffic lights or the one way system sends you back out of town.


Cockermouth is a compact town and is one of the 51 architectural Gem Towns of England, it has a lot to offer everyone so you need at least half a day here. Look around this web site and especially at the 'Other things to see and do' pages. While you are here why not also stay to eat. Cockermouth caters for all tastes, cafes, coffee houses, excellent sandwich shops, takeaways, pub lunches, fish & chips, Indian, Chinese and Italian restaurants and a national award winning vegetarian restaurant - we have them all!

Free guided visits to the new Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Base are available at times other than the normal open days. A team member will tell you about the teams history, how it operates and show you the vehicles and equipment used on rescues. Phone 01900 823254 or e-mail to arrange a visit to suit your party. Visits normally last between 30 to 60 minutes, the building is fully accessible to all and there is room to park a coach.


More information on all the above

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are car parks, 2 being the one for coaches.
Craft shops
Wordsworth House
Printing Museum
Kings Arms Lane

Jennings Brewery tours
Cockermouth Castle
Castlegate Gallery
The Courts of Cockermouth
Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Base
Harris Park
Tourist Information Centre

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