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GRANGE-OVER-SANDS

Grange-over-Sands has long enjoyed the balmy influence of the Gulf Stream, and became a fashionable seaside resort once the railway arrived in the 1850s.

BOOK YOUR STAY

 
Newby Bridge Country Caravan Park

Newby Bridge Country Caravan Park

Holiday Park with 8 units, £265-£660 pupw sleeps 2-6

Netherwood Hotel

Netherwood Hotel

Hotel with 34 rooms, £50-£80 pppnb

Priory Hotel

Priory Hotel

Small Hotel with 6 rooms, £105-£170 prpnb

Hill Crest Country Guest House

Hill Crest Country Guest House

Guest House with 3 rooms, £38-£50 pppnb

Broughton Bank Cottage

Broughton Bank Cottage

Self-catering with 1 unit, £390-£670 pupw sleeps 1-4

The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys

Inn with 9 rooms, £30-£70 pppnb

Old Barn Cottages

Old Barn Cottages

Self-catering with 3 units, £400-£675 pupw sleeps 1-6

The Lakeside Hotel and Spa

The Lakeside Hotel and Spa

Hotel with 75 rooms, £109-£117 pppn

Greaves Farm Caravan Park

Greaves Farm Caravan Park

Holiday, Touring & Camping Park with 20 pitches, £16-£18 ptpn

Wycombe Holiday Flats

Wycombe Holiday Flats

Self-catering with 3 units, £375 pupw sleeps 1-4

Woodlands Hotel

Woodlands Country House Hotel

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £37-£49 pppnb

Wych Elm Caravans

Wych Elm Caravans

Individual Caravan with 2 units, £275-£375 pupw sleeps 4

The Hayloft kitchen

The Hayloft

Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£1000 pupw sleeps 6

Longlands Farm Cottage living room

Longlands Farm Cottage

Self-catering with 1 unit, £195-£575 pupw sleeps 1-6

The Knoll Country House

The Knoll Country House

Guest Accommodation with 8 rooms, £160-£249 prpn, £85-£165 prpnb

Howbarrow Farm Cottage

Howbarrow Farm

Self-catering with 2 units, £299-£495 pupw sleeps 1-2

The Willowfield Lounge

The Willowfield

Guest Accommodation with 11 rooms, £43-£98 prpnb

Halecat

Halecat House

Self-catering with 1 unit, £725-£1985 pupw sleeps 7-11

Spring Bank Cottage

Spring Bank Cottage

Self-catering with 1 unit, £250-£500 pupw sleeps 2-6

Wyndcliffe

Wyndcliffe

Self-catering with 1 unit, £350-£700 pupn sleeps 6-10

Old Barn Farm

Old Barn Farm

Guest House with 3 rooms, £32-£43 pppnb

Vilcabamba

Vilcabamba

Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£375 pupw sleeps 4

Number 43 guest lounge

Number 43

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £95-£185 prpnb

Wych Elm Bungalow Annexe exterior

Wych Elm Bungalow Annexe

Self-catering with 1 unit, £330-£465 pupw sleeps 4-5

THINGS TO DO

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall and Gardens

Grange-over-Sands (3 miles, 5 km)

Victorian stately home, set in 25 acres of stunning gardens and ancient deer park. Holker has its own cafe, gift shop and food hall, and hosts an annual programme of special events.

Lakeland Segway

Lakeland Segway

Cartmel (2 miles, 3 km)

We are the longest established authorised segway tour operator in the UK. We offer scenic segway tours in the stunning Cartmel area.

Fell Foot Park

Fell Foot

Newby Bridge (6 miles, 9 km)

A beautiful, family friendly lakeshore park with stunning mountain views. Extensive, sweeping lawns for games, picnics and gentle walks. Easy lake access.

Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium

Newby Bridge (6 miles, 10 km)

The Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit creatures from the lakes of the world along with those a little closer to home too. From otters and diving ducks to marmoset monkeys and British sharks and rays.

The Fellsman

The Fellsman

Carlisle (0 miles, 0 km)

The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again every Wednesday in summer 2016 for its 8th season offering a return steam hauled journey over the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’

Levens Hall & Gardens

Levens Hall & Gardens

Kendal (7 miles, 11 km)

Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built around a 13thC Pele tower. The much loved home of the Bagot family, visitors often comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere.

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside

Newby Bridge (6 miles, 10 km)

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

Eagle Experiences

Predator Experience

Newby Bridge (4 miles, 6 km)

Challenge yourself by enhancing your experience day with the inclusion with some of the world's most tenacious raptors, the eagles.

Netherwood Hotel

Netherwood Hotel

Grange-over-Sands (0 miles, 0 km)

With over 40 years of experience and precise attention to detail we can help you tailor your wedding day to your exact requirements. With a stunning location, beautiful surroundings and amazing views, this could be the venue for you.

Architectural Antiques

Yew Tree Barn

Cartmel (3 miles, 4 km)

Where Art meets Architectural Antiques…Yew Tree Barn is a stunning old barn full of intriguing and diverse businesses. Browse through showrooms of antiques, garden displays of statuary, stone troughs and artefacts, visit artisans working.

WHAT'S ON

Cumbria Steam Gathering

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Jul 2016

Grange-over-Sands

 
 
 
 
Prom Art

Sun 31 Jul 2016

Grange-over-Sands

 
 
 
Cartmel Show

Wed 3 Aug 2016

Cartmel

 
 

SURROUNDING AREA

Flookburgh Steam Gathering, Grange

CULTURE AND HERITAGE

Costal Flowers, Grange
Clock Tower, Grange
Cost, Grange-over-Sands

Although the Romans under Agricola crossed the sands on their campaign to subjugate the Brigantian tribes of northern Britain, there is no evidence of settled occupation in the Cartmel peninsula. Around 678 AD, the Cartmel peninsula was granted to St Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, by King Egfrith of Northumberland for the establishment of a monastery. An early church dedicated to St Cuthbert was built at Kirkhead near Allithwaite, although nothing now remains of the structure. It was not until 1189 that an enduring ecclesiastical presence was established with the founding of Cartmel Priory next to the River Eea (pronounced ‘Ay').

Farming and fishing were the mainstays of life for the local population, ably supported by the monks of Cartmel Priory. Limestone was crushed and burned to produce quicklime for spreading on the fields to ‘sweeten' the grass, woods provided coppice timber for agricultural implements and for charcoal burning, oats were grown, and the sea and rivers yielded good supplies of fish. The monks stored their grain at Grange (from the French word ‘graunge' meaning ‘granary') and may have had a small harbour here. The priory was at the heart of community life, until it was largely destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII in 1536. An appeal by the villagers to keep the church as a place of worship for the parish was granted, thus saving this impressive church (and the gatehouse) for posterity.

Up to the mid-19th century, the only viable link between the peninsula and the rest of the country was over the sands of Morecambe Bay at low tide. Individuals on foot or travelling by horse and cart would regularly make the perilous journey, fraught with danger from swift incoming tides, unsuspected quicksands or changing river currents. A guide appointed by the abbot of Cartmel Priory would conduct travellers from Kents Bank to Hest Bank near Bolton-le-Sands (9 miles/14.5 km).

The Furness Railway, built in 1857 to transport iron ore and slates from the Furness Peninsula, heralded the end of the over-sands route and the start of a new role for Grange as a seaside resort. The mild climate and proximity to the sea enticed visitors, who arrived by train and boat in ever greater numbers.

Grange Park, Grange

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