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Carnforth is a stone town in Lancashire, 6 miles from Lancaster.

It is situated close to the shores of Morecambe Bay, and is widely regarded as the Gateway to the Lake District.

Carnforth started to prosper with the opening of the Lancaster canal in 1797, which stimulated growth of the local quarrying industry, and later it became an important railway centre.

Carnforth Station was the setting for David Lean`s 1945 film "Brief Encounter". The Refreshment Rooms are now open again, together with a Visitor Centre.

There are delightful boat trips to Lancaster on the tranquil Lancaster Canal.

Places in Carnforth

Carnforth Station