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Cartmel is a quaint medieval village tucked away quietly, off the beaten track in the South Lakes. One point of access into the village is through the medieval Gatehouse into the Market Square and the main car park is on the edge of the racecourse where you can park your car and take a leisurely stroll along the cobbles streets and lanes to the quaint little shops, cafes and restaurants.
Cartmel Food Market
Held on the 3rd Friday of each month (10am - 4pm)
Cartmel is well known for being a food lover's paradise and the outdoor market held each month is situated by Cartmel's Medieval Priory. Take a leisurely stroll and peruse the many market stalls offering many delicious local and regional produce and delights.
Some of the
stall holders who may attend, but please be aware these may vary from month to month.
Annete's Lakeland Kitchen, The Cake Room, The Chilli Man, Choc-lori, Country Fare, Cumberland Pig, David Knipe Poultry, Deer n Dexter, Elliots, Furness Fish & Game, Hazelmere Bakery, Hot Wines at The Red Pepper, Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire Cheese, Pimlotts Fruit & Veg, Kitridding Farm Shop, Mallard Hog Roast, Port of Lancaster, The Pudding Room, Signature Soaps, Sillfield Farm and Wardhalls.
The imposing Cartmel Priory was built in the 12th century from 1190 and somehow managed to avoid Henry VIII's destructive attentions so it's beauty can be taken is as it was with no ruins.
The village is the venue
of Cartmel Racecourse where a series of great racing, fun, events and much more take place annually. The Grandstand is set against a backdrop of one of Cumbria's most outstandin areas of natural beauty.
Sticky Toffee Pudding Shop
As the name suggests the village hosts the shop where the famous 'sticky toffee pudding' is sold.