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The Priory Church of St. Mary and St Michael,
LA11 6QD

Opening times:

10:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Saturday.
Please note that there may be times when the Priory is closed. Please check our social media for up-to-date information on when these closures will occur.


Most of the Priory is accessible by wheelchair. We don’t currently have toilet facilities in the church, however there are public toilets available in the village and in the Racecourse car park.

How to find us:

Travelling by car or bus:
Leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow A591 and then A590 signposted Barrow for about 12 miles. Shortly after passing under a footbridge, take a left turn signposted Cartmel. Follow the signs down into the village and make a right turn between Cockles in Cartmel Premier shop and the Pig & Whistle pub. With the Priory now in view, continue down that road, turn right at the end and follow the road through the village until you come to the Cartmel Village Shop. Take the lane to the left of the shop and you will come to the Cartmel Racecourse car park.


On Sundays there is parking available at the Cartmel Primary School car park, where we have arranged parking spaces just a few minutes walk away.
On weekdays, there is plenty of space in the nearby Cartmel Park which is part of The Holker Estate Racecourse.

Travelling by Rail:

On weekdays there is an approximately hourly train service to and from Grange-over-Sands, the nearest junction with the West Coast main line being at Lancaster.
Cartmel is approximately two miles from Grange-over-Sands and you can get there by bus or by taxi from the railway station.