Nestled in the scenic Lake District Cartmel is a hidden gem that beckons with its unique blend of charm and tranquility. This picturesque village is renowned for its idyllic setting, featuring quaint cottages, cobbled streets, and lush green surroundings. One of the main reasons to visit Cartmel is its culinary reputation. The village is home to the acclaimed L'Enclume, a Michelin-starred restaurant that has earned international acclaim for its innovative cuisine. Additionally, Cartmel is famous for its sticky toffee pudding, a delightful treat that has garnered a cult following. Beyond gastronomy, Cartmel boasts a rich history, with its 12th-century Priory being a notable landmark. The surrounding landscape is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, cycling, and exploring the stunning Lake District scenery. If you're looking for further inspiration then check out our Cartmel cottages along with our top 5 suggestions of things to see and do in the area.