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Holker Hall & Gardens
Holker Hall & Gardens


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Tel code: 01539 | code search
Postcode: LA11 | code search
Population: 1500
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Kings Arms
"a fantastic bar restaurant food excellant value for money

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Aynsome Manor Hotel
"General review: We were very well looked after, and our dogs made welcome. We will be back!!

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Aynsome Manor Hotel
"I have visit this wonderful restaurant on several occasions. The food has always been fabulous. Each time I have been, there has been a different menu with interesting dishes which ..." More

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Cartmel is a small village in south Cumbria, although prior to local government reorganisation in 1974 it was Lancastrian, and still seems to have more in common with Lancaster just over Morecambe Bay than with Lakeland. The religious has long been at the heart of this village, Northumbria’s King Egfrith gifting it to St Cuthbert to establish a monastery in the 7th century. In 1188 the then Baron of Cartmel, William Marshall, founded the Augustinian Priory of St Mary and St Michael, whose church still dominates the village. The rest of the foundation was destroyed during Henry VIII’s dissolution, though the gatehouse built in 1330 remains, now housing an exhibition devoted to the priory and the village. The little river Eea runs through Cartmel, a bridge here having been a crossing point for centuries. In the village of winding streets and white painted houses there is an old market place complete with cross, and fish slabs reminding the visitor that not only was this a local trading place, but that fishing (and cockling) have been important in the area since it was settled. There are earthly pleasures here to balance the religious. The 15th century Cavendish Arms (the Cavendish family is associated with nearby Holker Hall) welcomes visitors, though very tall ones need to watch the beams. A more recent claim-to-fame is the sticky toffee pudding served by the village shop. And for those in need of sport Cartmel has the smallest National Hunt racecourse in the country, traditionally holding meetings in May and August. Even here the long-gone monks leave their mark though, as legend has it they started the racing for some Whitsuntide diversion.


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Priory Hotel (0.16 miles)

Priory Hotel
Ideally situated in the heart of Cartmel village within walking distance of everything that Cartmel has to offer, the newly refurbished hotel has stuck to the traditional features and introduced modern facilities that make the ... More | visit website
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L'Enclume (0.18 miles)


L'Enclume gastronomic restaurant with rooms is beautifully located in Cartmel, a traditional Cumbrian village, and offers a tranquil base from which to explore the Southern Lakeland.

Chef owner of L'Enclume, Simon Rogan, has developed his style ... More | visit website

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Aynsome Manor Hotel (0.75 miles)

Aynsome Manor Hotel

The age of elegance is not passed - it still lives on in this beautiful old manor house nestling in the tranquil and historic Vale of Cartmel.
Personally managed by the Varley family for over 20 ... More | visit website

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Corner Beech House (1.60 miles)

Corner Beech House
Book Online Welcoming, spacious Bed & Breakfast overlooking Morecambe Bay in a wonderful location for Lake District attractions, but away from the crowds. Fully refurbished this year to a very high standard, some rooms have magnificent Bay ... More
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The Lymehurst (1.65 miles)

The Lymehurst

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Set within a classic Victorian building, this small hotel boasts a central location in Grange over Sands, on the outskirts of the Cumbrian Lake District. Retaining many of its original period features, ... More

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Hampsfell House Hotel (1.67 miles)

Hampsfell House Hotel

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A Lake District gem, nestled in nearly 2 acres of private grounds surrounded by woodland and a few minutes' walk from town and sea. Hampsfell House Hotel is renowned for great food ... More

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Clare House (1.70 miles)

Clare House
Clare House Hotel still retains a wealth of Victorian grandeur with stained glass, deep cornices and open fires and is situated in beautifully maintained, secluded gardens offering spectacular views across Morecambe Bay. Within easy ... More | visit website
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Grange Hotel (1.96 miles)

Grange Hotel

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Built in 1866 in classical Italianate style, the Grange Hotel sits in its own beautifully-landscaped grounds. We enjoy panoramic Bay views in the unspoiled Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands, described by noted travel ... More

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Abbot Hall Hotel (2.12 miles)

Abbot Hall Hotel
It is believed that the monks of Furness Abbey bought the land and built the first Abbot Hall around 1160. The present building was constructed in 1840, since when Abbot Hall has been a family mansion, ... More | visit website
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Cumbria Grand Hotel (2.20 miles)

Cumbria Grand Hotel

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The Cumbria Grand Hotel is set in 25 acres of garden and woodlands. This comfortable hotel is located 10 miles from Winderemere. You will receive a warm, friendly welcome at this charming ... More

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