Stunning Lakeland racing at Cartmel Racecourse
Cartmel Racecourse in the village of Cartmel in Cumbria, on the southernmost tip of the Lake District, holds just a few summer jump racing events, but attracts huge crowds. Also open for other events plus weddings and conferences, the racecourse also offers easy access to delightful Cartmel. Stop off at the historic priory and head into the village centre, home to some lovely independent shops. For a different way to admire the scenery, try out the award-winning Lakeland Segway experience.
There are lots of great places to eat in Cartmel. At the top end is the famed Michelin-starred l'Enclume. Regularly crowned Britain's top restaurant in the Good Food Guide, it really is something special. There are a good selection of pubs such as The Pig & Whistle where you can eat and enjoy a pint. When it comes to taking a slice of Cartmel home with you, The Cartmel Village Shop is home to its famous sticky toffee pudding and also makes up hampers full of goodies. Head to Unsworth's Yard Brewery which is home to more foodie delights.
Explore the Lakes
From Cartmel Racecourse you're only 15 minutes' drive from Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. There's lots of lovely walking or you can take a trip on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, which runs steam trains and has a stop at Nearby Lakeside. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Cartmel Racecourse? Travelodge Burton M6 Northbound Hotel is handy for travel links or try Travelodge Kendal Hotel.