Holiday Park with 8 units, £265-£660 pupw sleeps 2-6
Hotel with 34 rooms, £50-£80 pppnb
Small Hotel with 6 rooms, £105-£170 prpnb
Guest House with 3 rooms, £38-£50 pppnb
Self-catering with 1 unit, £390-£670 pupw sleeps 1-4
Inn with 9 rooms, £30-£70 pppnb
Self-catering with 3 units, £400-£675 pupw sleeps 1-6
Hotel with 75 rooms, £109-£117 pppn
Holiday, Touring & Camping Park with 20 pitches, £16-£18 ptpn
Self-catering with 3 units, £375 pupw sleeps 1-4
Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £37-£49 pppnb
Individual Caravan with 2 units, £275-£375 pupw sleeps 4
Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£1000 pupw sleeps 6
Self-catering with 1 unit, £195-£575 pupw sleeps 1-6
Guest Accommodation with 8 rooms, £160-£249 prpn, £85-£165 prpnb
Self-catering with 2 units, £299-£495 pupw sleeps 1-2
Guest Accommodation with 11 rooms, £43-£98 prpnb
Self-catering with 1 unit, £725-£1985 pupw sleeps 7-11
Self-catering with 1 unit, £250-£500 pupw sleeps 2-6
Self-catering with 1 unit, £350-£700 pupn sleeps 6-10
Guest House with 3 rooms, £32-£43 pppnb
Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£375 pupw sleeps 4
Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £95-£185 prpnb
Self-catering with 1 unit, £330-£465 pupw sleeps 4-5
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many nature inspired events take place in Grange. Several of the Nature Reserves host conservations days and work parties. Grange is also host to the Edwardian Festival each year, a truly entertaining day for all of the family.
To the south is the former Viking homestead of Allithwaite, leading to the limestone whaleback of Humphrey Head.
Flookburgh, to the west, was once an important fishing and market garden centre. Fishermen still go out daily to fish for shrimps, cockles, mussels and flukes (flatfish); the latter earning the village its name.
Next door is Cark; now a quiet village, it once accommodated a large cotton mill and was a busy port in its 18th-century heyday.
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.
This family seat of the Cavendish family can be dated to the early 16th century. In 1871 a devastating fire destroyed the west wing, subsequently rebuilt in red sandstone. Today, the whole of this wing is open for visitors to wander around at will. Here can be found the magnificent library, fine linenfold panelling and an impressive cantilevered staircase. The adjacent courtyard contains a café, gift shop and food hall selling local Cumbrian produce.
The Cartmel Peninsula
The Cartmel Peninsula has an extensive network of public footpaths and peaceful lanes that are ideal for walking and cycling. Many have been incorporated into popular long distance walks, such as the Cumbria Way and Cistercian Way, but others are relatively undiscovered byways inviting exploration on foot or by bicycle.
The talented efforts of Edward Robinson have created an impressive collection of miniature buildings hand-made out of local slate and set in naturalistic surroundings. Alongside a replica of Hill Top (home of Beatrix Potter) is an assortment of typical Cumbrian cottages and barns with architectural detailing such as round Westmorland chimneys, wrestler roof slates, crow-stepped gable ends and mullioned windows.
Flookburgh Steam Gathering
The Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society Ltd has been bringing together vintage vehicles to Cark Airfield in Flookburgh, for one massive summer gathering for over four decades.
Semi-tropical plantings of trees and shrubs surround the centrepiece pond with its colourful array of ducks and geese from all over the world.
The promenade walk is backed by tropical palms and ornamental shrubs and overlooks the marshes of Morecambe Bay. Tennis, putting and basketball can be enjoyed along its length.