There’s a lot to admire about the attractive small town and market centre of COCKERMOUTH – impressive Georgian facades, tree-lined streets and riverside setting – and there’s no shortage of local attractions, not least the logical first stop on the Wordsworth trail, namely the house where the future poet was born. In the smartened up Market Place (now with monthly farmers’ markets) there are more reminders of bygone days, including a pavement plaque teaching you the basics of talking Cumbrian.

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