Cumbria & the Lake District

Cartmel Village

Carmel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria

Cartmel Village

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A vibrant village that has grown up around its famous 12th Century Medieval Priory One of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the North of England, the Priory Church of St. Mary and St. Michael was founded in 1189. It was allowed to remain “unplucked down” during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and sits peacefully at one end of the village with its more modern neighbour, Cartmel Racecourse, at the other. In between and around the Square, and its central Market Cross and Fish Slabs, you will discover welcoming inns, first class restaurants, unique shops and traditional tea rooms, all surrounded by the most breathtaking Lakeland scenery. A time to Discover... Cartmel’s ancient Priory Church. Select individual shops including antiques, art, craft, clothing, gifts and local produce. Cartmel’s world famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. Cartmel Racecourse - the extremely popular, award winning, UK National Hunt Course. A time to Relax... In traditional Lakeland inns, tea rooms and cutting edge gourmet restaurants including the Michelin Star restaurant, L’enclume. A time to Explore... Quaint stone cottages are hidden down narrow lanes or by babbling brooks and streams. The perfect Holiday... Accommodation both in and around Cartmel includes luxury country house hotels, restaurants with rooms, comfortable guest houses, farmhouse B & B’s, holiday cottages and a number of caravan and camping parks. The countryside surrounding Cartmel is a walkers’ and cyclists’ paradise, with fishing, riding, golf and country sports all on its doorstep. There are the delights of lakes Windermere and Coniston to enjoy as well as the sea and sands of Morecambe Bay. Combine your visit to Cartmel with a trip to the historic Holker Hall & Gardens, Levens Hall, with its magnificent topiary, or Sizergh Castle, all nearby. Cartmel Priory regularly stages concerts, floral exhibitions and other events throughout the year. The Racecourse grounds at Cartmel play host to a popular agricultural show and equestrian and dog agility events on non-race days.

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