There is nothing like visiting a quaint UK village, especially in the untouched North of England. You can expect quintessential rolling hills, stone walls and charming pubs. It’s not surprising then that this village in Cumbria has been named the 2nd most beautiful village in the UK.
Conde Nast Traveller named their top 20 UK villages and the village of Cartmel found in the Lake District National Park managed to take silver in the last beat to the number one spot by the southern village of Devon.
Travel the length and width of the United Kingdom, and you’ll come across the most sought-after of communities, those that strike the perfect balance between breathtakingly beautiful and not-too-chocolate-boxy.
They include hidden gems to spend the day in – with a pint of shrimp or a local brew in hand – or to use as a jumping-off point for a day of exploration.
Writing about what made it o good they said: “The village shop’s sticky toffee pudding alone would be a good enough reason to mark this medieval village on your map.
“But there are also the narrow, winding streets to explore, and the 12th-century Cartmel Priory with its ancient choir stalls, as well as the Lake District’s foodie stalwart L’Enclume, where chef Simon Rogan’s tasting menu throws the spotlight on the Cumbrian countryside.
“For an adrenalin kick, try horse racing at Cartmel Racecourse against a backdrop of the Lakeland fells, a tradition started by the monks from Cartmel Priory in the 15th century.”