A genteel, Victorian-style
seaside resort on the north side of Morecambe Bay,
it has a mile-long promenade, which curves around
the shore, fringed by gardens. It was the northern
end of a route across the sands of the Bay until
the advent of the railways.|
Cartmel Priory is one of
few English monastic churches to have survived
It has carved choir stalls, a 15th century stained glass window and a tall belfry.
At Lindale-in-Cartmel, two miles north, stands an iron monument to John Wilkinson who spent his youth here and built the world’s first bridge made from iron in Shropshire.