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Wander lonely as a cloud in Cockermouth

Lying on the north-west edge of the Lake District, this small but bustling town is known for being the birthplace of romantic poet William Wordsworth.

You can take a tour of the large Georgian house in Main Street where he grew up in the 1770s. 'Wander lonely as a cloud' in the heritage walled garden that provided him with inspiration for his work.

Sample ale on a tour of Jennings Brewery

At the foot of Cockermouth Castle lies this brewery that has been churning out beer for more than 180 years, and still employs the same traditional methods it used in the 19th century. It stands at the meeting point of the River Cocker and River Derwent, whose pure waters supplying the castle well help to give Jennings ales their distinct flavour.

Take a tour to discover more about the brewing process, before sampling the famous Jennings Bitter, known for its malty taste.

Explore the natural wonders of the Lake District

England's largest national park is known the world over for its breath-taking natural beauty. In 2017, it was granted world heritage status, putting it on a par with the Great Wall of China and Grand Canyon. See for yourself what all the fuss is about with a walk round Buttermere Lake, or get active on the water in Keswick with a kayaking or paddle boarding adventure.

Planning a trip to Cockermouth? Travelodge Cockermouth Hotel is on the fringes of the town, perfect for exploring the Lakes. You could also try Travelodge Carlisle M6 Hotel or Travelodge Carlisle Central Hotel.