Cockermouth, Cumbria

Cockermouth, Cumbria

As the campaign to officially change the name of Cornwall’s highest peak, Brown Willy, back to its original Cornish title of Bronn Wennili hits the headlines, online hotel, travel and leisure specialist, lastminute.com invites you to explore some of Britain’s rudest towns and landmarks.

Brown Willy, CornwallBrown Wennili is Cornwall’s highest peak and the perfect holiday destination for walkers and those who enjoy exploring the rugged terrain of Bodmin Moor. Stay at the three-star Best Western Cliff Head Hotel, which overlooks beautiful golden sandy beaches and scenic panoramic views of the coastline and Cornish Riviera.

Prices start from £63 per room. To book, visit www.lastminute.com 

Cockermouth, CumbriaImage of Cockermouth by www.cockermouth.org.uk 

Lying just outside the boundary of the Lake District National Park, Cockermouth is home to Jennings Brewery, well known for brewing traditional beer dating back to 1836. Stay at the family run Allerdale Court hotel in the centre of Cockermouth, which is ideally located for exploring the Lakes, and boasts the dining experience of Carlin's Bar & Bistro where you can enjoy good meals made with fresh local produce. Offering modern comforts and an excellent location on the edge of the English Lake District, Allerdale Court is ideal for a relaxing break in one of the most spectacular and beautiful areas of the country. Exploring Lake Windmere and the ancient remains of Cockermouth Castle are just two pastimes on offer.

Prices start from £89 per room. To book, visit www.lastminute.com 

Twatt, OrkneyTwatt has featured at number four in a book of the most vulgar-sounding names in Rude Britain. Stay at the three star Albert Hotel in Kirkwall, a contemporary hotel located in the town centre of Kirkwall within Orkney. The hotel’s central location means it’s close to all the attractions which include Balfour Castle, a short boat ride to the Isle of Shipinsay and home to the best preserved group of Stone Age houses in Western Europe.

Prices start from £112 per room. To book, visit www.lastminute.com

Fingringhoe, EssexFingringhoe is a village and civil parish in Essex located five miles south-east of Colchester. Surrounded by 320-acres of stunning countryside, the Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester-Five Lakes is the ideal location for your trip to Fingringhoe. Enjoy a game of local football and watch Colchester United Football Club or visit Tiptree Jam and Tea Rooms for a spot of afternoon tea.

Prices start from £61 per room. To book, visit www.lastminute.com 

Shitterton, DorsetShitterton recently topped a poll of embarrassing place names in Britain and earned its name in the 11th century because of its close proximity to a sewer. Shitterton has come a long way since then and now boasts an array of shops, bars, restaurants, beaches all just five minutes from Hallmark Hotel and Spa Bournemouth. This stylish and contemporary hotel has a superb leisure club and spa facilities which make it an ideal choice for a relaxing weekend break.

Prices start from £56 per room. To book, visit www.lastminute.com 

Bell End, WorcestershireBell End is a village in the English county of Worcestershire. Stay at the three star 19th century Mercure Kidderminster Hotel, amid 20 acres of picturesque Worcestershire countryside. Practice your swing during a round of golf at the nearby Bewdley Pines Golf Club, the hotel is also a stride away from the West Midland Safari Park.

Prices start from £59 per room. To book, visit www.lastminute.com

Backside, AberdeenshireBackside is barely a speck on the Aberdeenshire map but does, nonetheless, feature in the ten most embarrassing place names in the UK. Stay at the four star, 100 year old Links Lodge in Lossiemouth. This lodge is surrounded by idyllic hills of Sutherland, ideal for long walks in the Moray Area. You are a short distance away from multiple golf courses including Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay and Castle Stuart.

Prices start from £79 per room. To book, visit www.lastminute.com

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  1. by Suzanne 13th Nov 2012 16:56

    Come to Cockermouth - it's a fab town, with tons of restaurants, pubs and lovely quirky independent shops. But don't stay at the Beech Hill Hotel mentioned above - Windermere's more than 35 miles away! I'd recommend The Trout Hotel in the centre of town, or Winder Hall, just a little way down the valley in Lorton. Both are gorgeous, with really friendly staff, and serve lovely local food.

  2. by Shabana 14th Nov 2012 09:11

    Thanks for the info Suzanne.
    The hotel has now been changed to a property actually in Cockermouth.