Discover the Picturesque Medieval Village of Cartmel:

Cartmel is as alluring as any village in the Lake District. Huddled in the shadow of its 12th-century Priory Church, which towers over the village. There are narrow lanes lined with stone cottages, a market square, a race course, and a small river that adds charm to the side streets with its handsome properties.

Cartmel stands head and shoulders in a county packed with beautiful villages.

It is only a short drive from our holiday cottage in Grange-over-Sands.

Time seems to have stood still in Cartmel. Over the years, it has survived attacks from Henry VIII and Oliver Cromwell’s troops with bullet holes in the Priory door to prove it.

Today, its olde worlde charm comes from its 17th and 18th-century cottages, traditional inns, and cobbled yards.

The River Eea with its weeping willows adds to the charm.

Additionally, St Cuthbert first established a monastery here in the 7th-Century although nothing remains of that early building.

The priory church of St Mary and St Michael was built in 1190 by the Baron of Cartmel, William Marshall, and was originally part of an Augustinian Priory.

It was saved by the ravages of Henry VIII’s Dissolution of Monasteries in the 16th-century because Marshal had decreed that it was to serve the people of the village.

Today, Cartmel is a pretty village and well worth exploring in its own right as well as its gem of a church.




June 3rd
(4 nights)

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