Cartmel has something different to offer all its visitors. Interested in history? You’ll be fascinated by the famous 12th century Cartmel Priory, the ancient Gatehouse and the square with its fish slabs where locals used to trade. If you love to eat well, Cartmel is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the foodie destinations in the North West. As well as Michelin-starred L’Enclume and the quality local pubs and restaurants, Cartmel is the home of Sticky Toffee Pudding and an exceptional cheese shop and bakery. If horseracing is your passion, then you won’t want to miss the unique experience that a visit to Cartmel Races provides.