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Cockermouth Castle

Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
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Not open very often

I have been around Cockermouth Castle several times (the first being with Bernard Bradbury... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Tracey A
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
All you can do is peer through the bars

This castle looks like it would be very interesting to view, but it is a private residence and not... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Alastair N
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
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28 Sep 2017
“Not open very often”
15 Sep 2017
“All you can do is peer through the bars”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I have been around Cockermouth Castle several times (the first being with Bernard Bradbury) several years ago. But boy did he know is history, he is a big loss to the history of Cockermouth. It's just a shame that as that as the years go...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This castle looks like it would be very interesting to view, but it is a private residence and not open to the public. You can peer through the bars or walk across the river and along the path to get a view from the other...More

1  Thank Alastair N
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Not open! Not worth the trek up the hill to find this out. Maybe put a sign up at the bottom for unsuspecting tourists would be helpful?

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This castle is not generally open to the public. If you go down by the river, you can see the remains of the keep and curtain wall across the river. The owner does open the grounds to the public one day a year, I believe....More

2  Thank Penny W
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

After living in Cockermouth for a few years I managed to get some tickets to visit behind the gates. It is a beautiful castle and we were guided around by a very informed guide with a detailed history of this wonderful place. We were respectful...More

2  Thank AHoneybun121
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We usually just go with the flow so didn't check upfront and we were very disappointed that the Castle was not open to public! Looks like a great place though - through the closed gates that is!

Thank Justyna W
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

A walk up to the top of the hill will give you a view of the castle through gates - it was closed up last week when we visited. For a better view walk along the river bank from the Memorial Gardens and you will...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Well worth a visit a lot of information about Cockermouth ground quite un even so need good walking shoes

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Reviewed 13 May 2016

The remains of the ancient castle in Cockermouth is privately owned, but is occasionally open to the public

1  Thank johnretroreload
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

I was born in the town and have visited the castle on a few occasions firstly with classmates on a school trip and more recently out of curiosity to refresh my memories of it. It is not a huge castle as it is built on...More

1  Thank Rodney B
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