Cartmel Priory

The priory is the largest medieval building (12C) in the Lake District. It escaped destruction during the Dissolution period by becoming a parish church. Its unusual tower is in fact made of two towers diagonally placed on top of each other. Inside, note the fine Perpendicular-style stained-glass window and, above the misericords in the choir, a remarkable sculpted canopy dating back to 1620.

Useful information


Priory Close, LA11 6PU Cartmel

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 4.30pm (winter 3.30pm)

Nearby tourist attractions

Lakes Aquarium
Lakes Aquarium