Carnforth is an attractive market town in north Lancashire, famous for its railway heritage.
Carnforth will forever be famous for being the film location for the David Lean's classic film 'Brief Encounter'.
To find out more, visit Carnforth Station and discover the fascinating Visitor Centre which charts the history of Carnforth - its contribution to the World Wars, its important railway history and its families and community.
Whilst you are there you can visit the wonderful recreation of the tea rooms seen in the film where their tasty food will offer a romantic taste of days gone by. The famous Carnforth station clock, made by Joyce of Whitchurch in the late 19th century, can still be seen above the platform and provides an excellent photo opportunity.
Opening times for the Visitor Centre are 10am - 4pm daily and for the Refreshment Room 9am - 4pm daily.
Explore the Carnforth Station and Visitor Centre website: http://www.carnforthstation.co.uk/
After your visit to the station, stroll through the compact but welcoming town centre which features high street shops and cafés, plus a well-established and popular bookshop offering new, classic, second hand and rare books. Welcoming pubs at the top of town offer traditional meals and a good range of drinks. A number of outdoor and camping shops offer equipment for walkers, cyclists, hikers, caravanners and canal boaters.
Carnforth makes an ideal base for a tour of the immediate area and a gateway to places further afield like Lancaster and the Lake District. Warton Crag, ideal for hiking, climbing and abseiling, is nearby, or explore the picturesque villages of Milnthorpe, Warton, Silverdale and Arnside.