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Towns & Cities

From chocolate box villages, historic towns to bustling city centres in the Lake District and Cumbria your every need is catered for. We love all the local towns and cities and we know you will too, so go out and discover what they each can offer. Also why not see our attractions, history & culture and events pages for more information about things to see and do in the local area.


Set at the confluence of the rivers Cocker and Derwent and situated seven miles from Skiddaw View is the small Georgian town of Cockermouth. The birth place of William Wordsworth it is a great local tourist attraction home to Wordsworth house along with many quaint shops and beautiful scenery. It is also the best place to go food shopping from Skiddaw View as located within the town is many supermarket food stores such as Sainsbuires, Co-op and Aldi.

In 2009 Cockermouth was victim to the floods that affected much of central Cockermouth including Shops, Pubs, and People's Homes. The town has now bounced back and is now stronger than ever, so come and see what it has to offer.


Keswick is a bustling and historic town located on the very edge of Derwentwater Lake twelve miles from Skiddaw View. Offering a wide range of attractions for visitors, including a vast array of independent and individual shops, speciality foods, local produce, antiques, books, gifts, crafts and traditional toys, as well as boating trips around the lake - it is truly the place to go to get a feel for the lakes and the people that live there.

Keswick was granted a charter for a market by King Edward I, today the town still holds the market every Saturday in the pedestrianised Main Street outside Moot hall which dates to c1695.

The town also has and an excellent choice of outdoor clothing and equipment retailers, thus earning the town the title of "Outdoor Retailer of the UK". This is apt as surrounding the town are many fells including Skiddaw Mountain, which due to it wide footpath and high number of climbers proves to be an enjoyable ascent whatever the weather.

Keswick Town CentreHope Park KeswickDerwent Water, Keswick


Located 20 miles from Skiddaw View is the city of Carlisle ideally located between Scotland and the Lake District. A medieval market town it hosts the ancient Carlisle Castle first built in 1066 and has been the site of many ancient wars between the English and Scottish.

Today Carlisle is still beautifully medieval but as well as being the only city in the county it is also the largest centre for shopping in the area. Blending the old with the new it is suitably modern and contemporary yet makes full use of its wide medieval high street which offers a plethora of shops from Topshop to Marks and Spencer’s and many more.

Carlisle City CentreBitts Park, Carlisle

Allonby & The Solway Coast

11 miles from Skiddaw View is the coastal village of Allonby. Overlooking Allonby Bay in the Solway Firth, the area is within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has many breathtaking views of the solway coast.

The village is noted for a 17th century coaching inn now known as the Ship Hotel. Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins reputedly stayed at the hostelry in 1857 while touring northern Cumberland.

If you go for a visit Twentyman Ice creams is a must. Famous across the county this is real Cumbrian treat and best kept secret.

Allonby VillageThe vista across the bay of Allonby

Plus there a lots more other towns and villages in and around the Lake District which you may like to visit, including...

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