Cartmel - the delightful medieval village with famous 12th Century Priory church which hosts musical events through the year. The charming old market square is surrounded by ancient lanes with an assortment of friendly pubs, award-winning restaurants and attractive shops, as well as occasional Farmersí Markets. The Village is the venue for seasonal Steeplechase Race Meetings on the Cartmel Park, with also a very popular and enjoyable local Agricultural Show there every August.
Just over the fell is Grange-over-Sands - a pleasant seaside resort with attractive gardens and a somewhat Edwardian air. Here a wide selection of shops are to be found including award-winning butchers and delicatessen. From the railway station it is possible to take the leisurely train journey along the fascinating coastal rail route.