What to do and see in Cartmel, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

March 7, 2018 Ying Subia

Cartmel is a village in Cumbria, England, 2.2 miles (3.5 km) north-west of Grange-over-Sands and close to the River Eea. The village was once known as Kirkby in Cartmel, as it was the location of the church for the large parish of Cartmel. It is the location of the 12th-century Cartmel Priory. Historically in Lancashire, boundary changes brought it into the newly-created county of Cumbria in 1974.
Restaurants in Cartmel

1. Lakeland Segway

Cartmel Park The Square | Cartmel Village Car Park, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
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5 based on 382 reviews

Lakeland Segway

Winner of the the "Best Experience in Cumbria Award" 2016. The longest established "SegwayAuthorized" tour provider in the UK invites you to explore magnificent scenery surrounding medieval Cartmel on the amazing Segway personal transporter. After comprehensive training enjoy tracks and trails around a superb setting. (Min weight 45kgs max 115kgs, Tours MUST be pre-booked). Bike Hire, Archery and Geoventure activities also available.

Reviewed By kigrange73 - Wakefield, United Kingdom

We had a fantastic afternoon doing the double tour. Jake was a great instructor, making us feel confident really quickly. Zipping around the beautiful countryside was just a joy. I was really looking forward to this, but it exceeded all my expectations. Just sad I had to give the Segway back at the end!

2. Predator Experience

Barn Close, Ayside, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6HY, England
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5 based on 270 reviews

Predator Experience

Offering a variety of anilmal experiences, for tourism, gift and education sector. Promoting the conservation of birds of prey and other predators through experiential education. Inspiring public to protect bio-diversity for the future. Aid wild populations by promoting positive research and sustainable management. Predator Experience encourages legitimate or constructive visitor reviews on third party review websites in accordance with our Terms and Conditions of sale. Unjustified reviews that seeks to maliciously harm, Predator Experience will be reviewed.

Reviewed By Erinmeasor

Bought as a gift for my 40th birthday,I couldn't wait and wasn't disappointed,first went in with the foxes,which was fab,really interesting info on them.And then off to meet the big boys,they are absolutely magnificent.Great experience,even got to hear them howl,absolute class.Massive thanks,staff were brilliant.

3. Cliffhanger Rooms

A590 | The Stone Barn, Lakeland Village, Backbarrow LA12 8PX, England +44 845 163 0911
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5 based on 119 reviews

Cliffhanger Rooms

Winner of the Best New Tourism Business 2017 !! The Lake Districts first Live Escape Room game. For 2-6 people, enter one of the themed rooms with the objective of escaping within the hour. Solve puzzles, find things, work as a team, it's exciting, thrilling, challenging, immersive and fun! Can you escape Cliffhanger Rooms? Booking required.

Reviewed By BruceyForsyth

We did the ghost pirate ship as a couple and once we got into it, it was great. Having never done one before it took a few clues to warm us up so we could get into the rhythm of it. Really friendly and welcoming team. We'll be back to test a few more out!

4. Yew Tree Barn

Low Newton, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6JP, England +44 15395 31498
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Yew Tree Barn

Huge Lake District Barn, home to Architectural Antiques, Salvage & Reclamation, Art & Craft Galleries, Garden Furniture & Statuary, Furniture Restorer, Bespokers Forge Blacksmith, Local Wool specialist, Bookbinding Studio, and Harry's Cafe Bar for delicious home cooked food.

Reviewed By Proffwhite

Yew Tree Barn can cater for everyone. With lovely gift shops, Antiques Reclamation Yard, onsight Blacksmith to name but a few things but a must is going into Harry’s for some quality refreshment. The Cafe is set out oldie Worldly and has a great atmosphere as soon as you walk in, I sat next to the nice woodburner and read a paper before having my order taken, Amanda who took my order and all the other staff are very professional and friendly. The menu catered for all tastes and I went for the breakfast which was a good choice as it is all local produce, the bacon black pudding and sausage were very nice and some with a choice of toast, and a bonus being on a hot plate, I fully recommmend it, I then walked it off by exploring all of the barn and it’s many treasures, such a shame I missed their Christmas fair by a day as heard it was there best yet. This is definitely a place to stop and enjoy and I will be back when next in the area

5. Skydive Northwest

Moor Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LS, England
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5 based on 39 reviews

Skydive Northwest

Reviewed By Ian C - Preston, United Kingdom

I've always wanted to do a Tandem Skydive and as a 50th birthday present my wife booked me one with Skydive Northwest. I arrived at 8:15 for a 8:30 start weather was not looking promising with a completely grey sky from horizon to horizon but I was assured that the weather was going to improve. After about 30 minutes we were taken to the hangar to be given our briefing by one of the instructors. Everything we needed to know was explained and there was plenty of time for questions. Soon after our initial briefing I was introduced to my Tandem Instructor and my video guy. After introductions it was time to get kitted up and ready, after kitting up the instructor goes back over a few points for the skydive. It was then my turn to jump and we boarded the aircraft to about 14000ft. Within a very short time I was dangling out the door and then seconds later all three of us were falling to earth at 120mph. The free-fall is amazing and can only be understood once you have experienced it. After about 40 seconds the instructor deployed the shoot and things get quiet and I had the opportunity to steer the chute before the instructor spiralled us down threw a gap in the clouds. With a very short time we touched down for a soft landing.
The whole experience was superb, the staff and instructors at Skydive Northwest are friendly and helpful. I would recommend anyone to do a Skydive at this centre. Plus if your going to do a Skydive do get it filmed its a fantastic thing to do and you'll have something to remember it by and to show your friends and family.

6. Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Haverthwaite Station | Ulverston Cumbria, Haverthwaite LA12 8AL, England
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4.5 based on 779 reviews

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Hard Working Steam Locomotives haul carriages to Lakeside on this steeply graded former Furness Railway Branch Line.Excellent value combined tickets available with other attractions in and around Windermere.

Reviewed By flyboy1000 - Manchester

We booked ahead for the Santa Christmas rail journey and overall it was great. There was music onboard, the children were given presents (decent quality compared to grottos etc) and we were offered Sherry and mince pies. The whole experience took around 90 minutes with Christmas carols along the way. The only reason for 4 stars was the stop and start as the train on the outbound leg. Every 4 or 5 minutes it stopped. I presume this was because the train tract was not that long; however, stopping at some for the railway stations would have been far better and logical from a customer perspective.
Overall a great day out and recommended.

7. Arnside Knott

Arnside, England +44 1524 702815
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Arnside Knott

Reviewed By GGGang - Preston, United Kingdom

We were scheduled to do the Morecambe bay guided walk. Sadly due to poor weather and safety concerns it had to be cancelled. Having made arrangements to be in arnside we decided to take a walk up arnside knott anyway. We weren't disappointed.
The terrain was a little difficult in places - steep, with shale/stone areas, but easily do-able for the moderately fit and healthy. The views were breath taking.
If you follow it down the other side you may stumble across a little farm cafe for a quick putt stop as we did. A welcome rest bite before continuing around and back into arnside.
Overall a lovely walk with great views.
My kids never believe people read my reviews, so if this was helpful please let me have your vote. It's always good to prove them wrong occasionally.

8. Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Colton, Ulverston LA12 8AX, England +44 15395 31087
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5 based on 270 reviews

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Reviewed By John M - Christchurch, United Kingdom

Looking through the things to do list we came upon the Stott Park Bobbin Mill. We thought that this would give us an insight into how an order but essential piece of equipment used in the weaving factories and the home was created. We were not disappointed by the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide that conducted us through the various aspects of why and how the bobbin mill came into being. A thoroughly enjoyable time spent learning about the hard life the workers led and how they overcame some the difficulties. Our only regret was that we didn't visit at a weekend when the steam powered version of the demonstration of the some of the machines would have taken place.

9. Unsworth’s Yard Brewery

Unsworths Yard Ford Road, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PG, England +44 7810 461313
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4.5 based on 163 reviews

Unsworth’s Yard Brewery

Micro brewery with tasting room and shop. Open every day, we will always find time to show visitors the brewery and offer a taste of our traditional ales. Situated in our licensed courtyard with our neighbours, Cartmel Cheeses & Bakehouse, Hotwines and The Mallard Tea Shop.

Reviewed By OldBear - Lancashire, England

We stumbled across Unsworth’s Yard as we walked through the streets of Cartmel. We had a very informative visit at this micro-brewery and purchased a few bottles of beer for Christmas.
One of the owners quite happily explained how the brewery was set up and about the different beers they produce and supply locally.
Without doubt I would recommend a visit to the lovely village of Cartmel and Unsworth’s Yard.

10. Hardknott Pass

Lake District National Park, Eskdale, England
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

Hardknott Pass

Reviewed By jhc87 - england

This is the way our Sat Nav directed us when travelling to Boot for a walking weekend. This stretch of road is NOT for nervous or inexperienced drivers, rubbish cars, or driving in adverse weather. Do not ignore the warning signs before starting along this pass. I've been driving for almost 10 years, and it was even extremely scary being a passenger. There are enough sheer drops and hairpin bends to give you nightmares! I wasn't sure how to rate this, as I don't think it was excellent or poor. Just not my idea of fun!! There are a few hefty potholes which caused us to get a puncture. Luckily it happened at the end so we were able to get help, thanks to the lovely people at the inn we were staying at. I will not be doing this again.

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