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Postcode: LA5 | code search
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Birthplace of:
Cecil Parkinson
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Folk Customs:
Holcombe Hill Egg Rolling
Preston Gulid
Saddleworth Rush Cart
The Bacup Coco-Nutters

Carnforth Events

Volksdevil Annual Gathering
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Redwell Inn
"We visited this restaurant for our grandparents/parents 40th wedding anniversary. Although the place looked impressive and the food was good (but nothing special), the service was absolutely appalling, in particular ..." More

Redwell Inn
"I have never had such a poor meal in any establishment as I did today. The alternative to what we ordered (beef) was lamb, when it came the portion ..." More

Redwell Inn
"A friendly pub/restaurant with really good food at every day prices. We had a 3 course meal for two for £50. We started with a cauliflower soup served with two pieces of ..." More

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"A foodie taking a break in a cottage in the Northwest? For a quick way to stock up on regional produce, regional specialities, organic vegetables and the finer things in ..." More

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The town of Carnforth first appears in the Domesday Book where it was known as 'Chreneforde', located in a slight valley where the River Keer enters the Kent estuary. The introduction of the railway network in 1846 brought a new prosperity to the town and such was its importance it was later expanded. Following the opening of the ironworks and the development of the railways in the latter half of the nineteenth century there was a period of rapid growth and Carnforth became an important railway junction, this in turn increased the local population as workers from the surrounding area, who had formerly been in agriculture, were attracted to the town. Carnforth is to be found in the North West of England towards the North of the County of Lancashire and it is sometimes seen as a base for exploring the Lake District and is therefore an ideal location in that respect set in beautiful countryside. The town centre boasts a range of traditional and specialist shops with a variety of pub and restaurants to suit most tastes making this a truly popular town with local residents and tourists alike. Carnforth’s other claim to fame, apart from the scenery, historic houses and centre is that its railway station featured in a 1945 film called “Brief Encounter”, the film records an extra marital love affair between two married middle class people mostly against the backdrop of the railway station – directed by David Lean the film has been described as a brilliantly crafted classic British masterpiece.


Teal Financial Services
Thompson & Co
Wellwood Hoyle Associates Ltd


Carnforth Station Visitor Centre
Leighton Hall
Leighton Moss RSPB Nature Reserve


Redwell Fisheries


Croft Cottage
Lakeland Cabin
Lakeside Cottage
Pye Hall Cottage


Anne King Dental Surgery
Viva Dental


Dr Irving JA & Partners
Dr MM Fletcher & Dr D Kew
Dr P Bates and Partners
The Surgery Arnside
The Surgery Ingleton

Estate Agent

Bairstow Eves North West Ltd
Farrell Heyworth Estate Agents


Bay Horse
The Queens Hotel

Pub and Bar

Canal Turn
Kings Arms Hotel
Limeburners Arms
Orange Tree
Redwell Inn


Cafe J
Far Pavilion Tandoori Restaurant
Heron Cafe
New Inn
Orange Tree
Watergarden Restaurant


Lakeland Cabin
Pine Lake
Tewitfield Marina


Jobling & Knape
Ratcliffe & Bibby


BJs Taxis
Carnforth Radio Taxis
Jocks Cabs


D J Longley Veterinary Surgeons

Sports Clubs

Arnside Sailing Club (Sailing)
Arnside TC (Tennis)
Warton CC (Cricket)


Talking Flowers
Brown Thwaite Hardy Plants
Bay View Garden Centre
Waterslack Garden Centre
Barking Mad
Bank House Farm
Deerslet Nurseries
Carnforth Book Shop
Forest Pharmacy
Philip Jones Ltd
Peter Boltons Gallery
Wolf House Gallery
The Painted Bean

Aurelian Barbu Art Supplies


Red Rose Cave & Pothole Club(Caving)
Wych Elm Fly Fishing(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Carnforth

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The Queens Hotel (0.01 miles)

The Queens Hotel

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A small friendly basic hotel close to all amenities in the town and also close to Morecambe and ... More

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The County Hotel (0.06 miles)

The County Hotel
A warm and inviting lodge style hotel conveniently located in the bustling market town of Carnforth on the A6 (Carnforth Station was where Brief Encounters was filmed); close to Junction 35 of the M6.

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Royal Station Hotel (0.07 miles)

Royal Station Hotel
The Royal Station Hotel is a 19th century Victorian hotel situated in the small market town of Carnforth. It offers specious, well-appointed accommodation, whether it be for a night a weekend or a week. ... More | visit website
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Tewitfield Marina (0.10 miles)

Tewitfield Marina

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Tewitfield Marina is a purpose built hamlet with its own luxury holiday accommodation complex. Situated on the Lancashire and Cumbria border alongside Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster Canal we provide ... More

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Pine Lake (1.06 miles)

Pine Lake

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These Scandinavian-style lodges are set around the lake and are ideal for water-sports enthusiasts. The new health and leisure complex is a great place in which to unwind. The restaurant serves a ... More

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Chapel Lodge (1.54 miles)

Chapel Lodge

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A beautiful New England style lodge set on the ege of the South Lakes area. We have 2 luxury double bedrooms en-suite, individually designed to a very high standard. Room ... More

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The Royal Hotel (1.55 miles)

The Royal Hotel

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The recently refurbished Royal Hotel is a traditional inn offering a warm welcome, good home cooked food and comfortable en-suite accommodation. Located in the small village of Bolton-le-Sands, overlooking the ... More

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Longlands Hotel (2.24 miles)

Longlands Hotel

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Come an make yourself at home at our family run Inn The Longlands, with an excellent restaurant & bar. We are lucky enough to be right next to Tewitfield lock ... More

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Capernwray House (2.58 miles)

Capernwray House
ETB 5 star Silver awarded, beautiful country house set in 11 acres of rolling countryside. Tastefully decorated throughout. Our En-Suite bedrooms have extremely comfortable sealy beds and all the usual en-suite 'trappings' plus many other ... More | visit website
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Slyne Lodge (3.25 miles)

Slyne Lodge

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This traditional 19th century, friendly village inn is situated in the pretty village of Slyne-with-Hest, 2 miles north of the historical city of Lancaster.

There is a comfortable, welcoming bar, where you ... More

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