CARTMEL | Grange-over-Sands

Cartmel is a charming, little village – highly likely the most charming one in these parts yet.

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There are so many things going for Cartmel, it’s almost unfair to other villages in the Lake District, if not the whole country. Not only does it have a disproportionately high share of good restaurants – two of which are Michelin star-rated – it also has almost nine hundred years of history by way of the Cartmel Priory, a beautiful, potent village church brimming with character.

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After our life-affirming meal at Rogan & Co, the next step was easily a walk-through of the village center where we saw nice-looking stores, buzzing eateries and pubs, and basing on the village parking lot, seemingly a popular destination for weekenders from out of town. With medieval elements everywhere, it’s a village overflowing with atmosphere, and similar to St Emilion in France, it’s not very often that I feel an attraction to a place that leaves me in awe and with only the best memories. Much like the gorgeous weather today, and as a last hurrah in Cumbria, Cartmel was just perfect.

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