Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Windermere + Cartmel
Cartmel was a last minute surprise. It turned out to be a very charismatic village, with lovely pubs and nice (and original) shops. There's also Cartmel Priory, founded in the 12th century by none other than the famous William Marshall (if you're an historical fiction fan like me, you undoubtedly heard of him before, particularly from Elizabeth Chadwick's books). Cartmel is also the home of sticky toffee pudding, it even has a Michelin star restaurant, and the best village shop I've ever encountered.
All photos of this trip to the Lake District at Flickr.