Pictures of England


Historic Towns & Picturesque Villages

St Mawes

St Mawes

in the county of Cornwall

Pictures of Capernwray

in the county of Lancashire

About Capernwray

There is a lovely timeless atmosphere surrounding this old Lancashire village, maybe this is caused by the gracious properties hidden amongst the leafy lanes of the area, its picturesque Methodist church from 1888, the beautiful, imposing 19th century Capenwray Hall, or perhaps it is all of this coupled with vast open skies and lovely scenery that make it so special.

The village is hemmed between the fine scenery of the northern end of the Lancashire coast and the wild flowing landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with its waterfalls and crags. It is also adjacent to England's famous Lake District.

Apart from being noted for its tranquillity and beauty, Capernwray is famous as a diving centre, with one of the best diving school's in the UK. The centre, opened in 1995, occupies the site of the former Jackdaw Quarry. Since its inception, the Capernwray Diving Centre has flourished, it is now able to offer the most excellent of facilities including a "state of the art" clubhouse, with restaurant, licensed bar, conference suite and a stunning terrace overlooking the activity taking place below as the divers enter the water. The school has a highly professional, yet friendly approach to student training, making it hugely successful. Its idyllic location comes as an added bonus.

Visitors to Capernwray will find pleasant cottages, and plenty of flora and fauna to explore. The village makes an ideal destination for anyone wishing to explore what is after all, one of England's most highly scenic regions.

Recommended towns & villages near Capernwray

Warton Rectory, Lancashire

Warton (4 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(2.0 miles, 3.3 km, direction W of Capernwray)

Warton is a pleasant village to visit. Interestingly, it is in a site considered to be of special scientific interest, quite possibly the home of early man...

Hest Bank, Lancashire

Hest Bank (3 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction SW of Capernwray)

Hest Bank makes an interesting alternative to crowded Morecambe, it is ideal as a base for touring coast and the old cotton towns of Lancashire...

Arnside, Cumbria

Arnside (30 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction NW of Capernwray)

This pretty village has all the ingredients of an old style fishing village with a delightful mix-match of charming properties rising up from a beach of firm golden sand littered with colourful sailing boats...

Picture of Lancaster taken from the Ashton Memorial

Lancaster (142 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction SW of Capernwray)

This is a city which long ago lost it's grim clogs and mill image to give way to a fast growing city with a fine reputation as a centre of commerce and culture where bright, modern University buildings sit comfortably with Lancaster's historic areas...


Morecambe (100 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(7.5 miles, 12.0 km, direction SW of Capernwray)

Morecambe has always been one of the most popular and successful seaside resorts in England. It has one of the most spectacular views in England. Looking from the promenade the.....

All towns & villages in Lancashire
Complete A to Z of towns & villages in England

Nearby attractions..

Warton Rectory, Lancashire

Warton Old Rectory (2 Pictures)

(1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction W)


Hutton Roof, Nr Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria Jan 2006

Hutton Roof Crags (1 Pictures)

(4.6 miles, 7.3 km, direction N)


Arnside Pele (fortified tower)

Arnside Tower (4 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction NW)

The oldest building in the parish of Arnside. Arnside Tower is a ruin of a Pele tower which were fortified structures quite.....

Ashton Memorial in Lancaster

Ashton Memorial (5 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction S)

The Ashton Memorial with its green dome, overlooks the City from Williamson Park. It forms a famous Classical landmark and was.....

Lancaster Cathedral at sunset 2005

Lancaster Cathedral (5 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction SW)

This may not be as old as other English cathedral churches, but with its soaring spire reaching to a height of 240 feet and a.....

Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire.

Lancaster Castle (21 Pictures)

(7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction SW)

Dominating the skyline of the town, Lancaster Castle is of the best-preserved castles in England. This Castle is still used as a.....

Levens Hall Garden, South Lakes

Levens Hall Garden (24 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.8 km, direction N)

Levens Hall is a wonderful Elizabethan mansion, which began life as a medieval tower refuge against the Scots, it was completed.....

All attractions in Capernwray
All attractions in Lancashire
Complete A to Z of attractions in England