One of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty.
The vibrant and unspoilt historic village of Cartmel is situated in a quiet valley in one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty.
Take time to visit this medieval village, which was winner of numerous 'Cumbria in Bloom' awards in 2011, and explore the surrounding landscape that reaches out to meet the sands of Morecambe Bay on the edge of the Furness Peninsula.
Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel has grown up around its famous 12th Century medieval Priory Church. It is a special place where ancient history and tradition mingle effortlessly with the present day.
Although steeped in history, Cartmel is not trapped in time and the village offers today's visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, eateries and places to stay.
Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings providing, as they have for centuries, friendly inns, well stocked shops and private dwellings.
A Village for All Seasons
The Cartmel official website gives more information about attractions and local events happening throughout the year.Visit Site
Through the medieval archway The Cavendish Arms is in the heart of this ancient village which boasts the Michelin starred restaurant, L'Enclume, pubs, antique shops, gift shops, cheese, wine and bread shops and a micro brewery.
It's the home of Cartmel sticky toffee pudding, an 800 year old Priory and its very own race course.
We are just over 20 minutes away from lake Windermere. In our entrance we have a rack all the South Lakeland attractions leaflets so you can plan your day over breakfast before heading out to explore.
The area is teeming with wildlife so look out for herons and otters fishing in the streams, wild deer, buzzards, badgers and foxes.
The Cartmel official website gives more information about attractions and local events happening throughout the year: cartmelvillage.com