Milnthorpe, Cumbria

The small market town of Milnthorpe lies on the southern edge of Cumbria, around 7 miles south of Kendal and just a few miles north of the Lancashire border of which it was once part.

Located on the A6 with easy access to junction 36 of the M6 motorway, Milnthorpe is an historic town with many narrow lanes and host of beautiful residential and community buildings.

The square is the focus of the town, bordered on three sides by pretty cottages and the fourth side opening out onto green lawns and trees leading up to the imposing and very attractive 19th century church of St Thomas. Market day is held in the square every Friday offering a variety of traders with their local produce.

Although small, Milnthorpe is a busy little town and boasts numerous banks, a post office, family butchers, greengrocers and the very popular Booths supermarket along with a number of good pubs (The Bull’s Head and the Coach & Horses).

Milnthorpe is a thriving community with favourable primary and secondary schools. Dallam School is a mixed comprehensive IB World School with a good track record of academic achievement and offers international children boarding nearby.

Although on the southern fringe of the Lake District, access to tourist attractions around Windermere, the Central Lakes and the northern reaches of Morecambe Bay are all within easy reach of this popular town.

Useful Links:
Wikipedia – Milnthorpe

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