United Kingdom Trivia:Rude-Sounding British Places With Unbelievable Backstories Cockermouth

Cockermouth is without a doubt the most stunning location of this list. Situated on the edge of the…

Cockermouth is without a doubt the most stunning location of this list. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Lake District in the county of Cumbria, Cockermouth is known as only one of 51 “Gem” towns in the UK. The name is derived from the town’s location, as it is quite literally at the mouth of the River Cocker. Due to its proximity to the River Cocker, it has also, unfortunately, been home to terrible flooding. In 2009, it was so heavily flooded that the British Army had to take control of the town in an aid effort, airlifting people out from their homes.


United Kingdom Trivia:Rude-Sounding British Places With Unbelievable Backstories Cockermouth
United Kingdom Trivia:Rude-Sounding British Places With Unbelievable Backstories Cockermouth

Cockermouth traces its history back to the Romans, who built a fort, which was later destroyed, in the vicinity of the current town center. Cockermouth Castle was rebuilt near it. The town is also notable for being the birthplace of the famous Lake Poet William Wordsworth, and the town contains tributes to him. The most famous of these is Wordsworth House, his birthplace, which has been restored and is now a museum.

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