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County - Cumbria | Map
Tel code: 015395 | code search
Postcode: LA11 | code search
Population: 4000
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Folk Customs:
Ambleside Rush-bearing
Grasmere Sports
World Gurning Championships

Grange over Sands Events

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Edwardian Festival
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The Lindale Inn
"Our visit to the lindale in was good First impression when we arrived was oh no didn't look appealing from outside ..Our accommodation was basic but clean a few attention ..." More

Graythwaite Manor Hotel
"A perfect setting for our very good friends to tie the knot. The building is set is serene perfectly kept gardens, the house is quaint, intimate with wonderful added ..." More

Graythwaite Manor Hotel
"our best friends got married here this weekend and we had a wonderfull time the hotel is set in stunning grounds in the beautifull lakes the rooms were great but ..." More

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The advent of the Furness Railway transformed the small fishing ...More

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Grange-over-Sands as we see it today is a product of the railway age, when what had been an inaccessible fishing hamlet metamorphosed into an elegant seaside resort. The best way to get to Grange-over-Sands is on the Furness Railway line that runs between Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness, and which first came here in 1887, crossing the estuary over the scenic viaduct at Arnside a mile or so up from Grange. The townís railway station still reflects the Victorian and Edwardian heyday of the place, when Lancashireís industrial magnates built splendid houses there as weekend retreats (until 1974 Grange was in fact part of Lancashire, but was reorganized into the new county of Cumbria then). The famous Lancaster architectural practice of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, responsible for many of the Victorian churches in the area, designed the station, its glass canopies spreading protectively over the platforms, held aloft by slender and decorative cast-iron pillars. Many of the fine houses are now hotels, their guests enjoying the mile long promenade and the glorious views across Morecombe Bay, or the graceful parks provided for the town in Edwardian times. The sands are really mud-flats, with some quick-sands, but they provide a great habitat for birds. Behind the town is Hampsfield Fell, atop which stands Hampsfell Hospice, a stone shelter for walkers to get out of the elements, built by a local vicar in 1846, from which visitors can enjoy the panoramas out to the sea, or north to the foothills of southern Lakeland. Within easy reach of the town are Cartmel and its priory, Windermere with the steamer-stop of Lakeside only a few miles drive, Holker Hall with its famous gardens, and Ulverston, a little further along the Furness line.

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Attraction

Cartmel Priory
Halecat Garden & Nurseries
Lakeland Motor Museum

Cottage

Amber Cottage
The Old Stables

Dentist

Avondale Dental Practice
Grange Dental Practice

Doctor

Dr Milligan SD & Partner
Windy Nook Surgery

Estate Agent

Casson Robert & Co
Gedyes Estate Agents
Halifax Property Services

Golf Club

Grange Fell
Grange-over-Sands Golf Club

Holiday Park

Lakeland

Performing Arts

Pasdedeux Dance Academy (Kendal)

Pub and Bar

Grange RBL CLub
Hare & Hounds Country Inn
KBís Bar & Restaurant
Royal Oak Inn
The Sands

Racecourse

Cartmel Racecourse

Restaurant

Ambercourt
Clare House
Hare & Hounds Country Inn
KBís Bar & Restaurant
L'enclume
La Marina
Lymestone
Royal Oak Inn
The Sands

Solicitor

Gedye & Sons

Taxi

Economical Taxis
Parkers Motors
Road Runner

Vet

Archway

Shops

Lavender Blue
Higginsons
Grange Pet Supplies
Grange Pharmacy
S C & T Bagot
Lancasters
Grange Gallery
Daisyroots Book Centre
Howbarrow Organic Farm
Butterfingers
At Home
Ainsworth Delicatessen
The Chocolate Shop
Tyler & Clough Family Butchers
Grange Flower Service
Aireys Farm Shop
Grange Plant Centre
The Paragon Gift Shop Ltd
Holker Hall Gift Shop
The Mulberry Bush

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Activities

North West Parachute Centre(Airsports)
Lakeland Riding Centre(Riding)
Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre(Riding)

Places to Stay near Grange over Sands

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Hampsfell House Hotel (0.14 miles)

Hampsfell House Hotel

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A Lake District gem, nestled in nearly 2 acres of private grounds surrounded by woodland and a few minutes' walk from town and sea. Hampsfell House Hotel is renowned for great food ... More

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Grange Hotel (0.19 miles)

Grange Hotel

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Built in 1866 in classical Italianate style, the Grange Hotel sits in its own beautifully-landscaped grounds. We enjoy panoramic Bay views in the unspoiled Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands, described by noted travel ... More

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The Lymehurst (0.44 miles)

The Lymehurst

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Set within a classic Victorian building, this small hotel boasts a central location in Grange over Sands, on the outskirts of the Cumbrian Lake District. Retaining many of its original period features, ... More

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Cumbria Grand Hotel (0.50 miles)

Cumbria Grand Hotel

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The Cumbria Grand Hotel is set in 25 acres of garden and woodlands. This comfortable hotel is located 10 miles from Winderemere. You will receive a warm, friendly welcome at this charming ... More

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Clare House (0.54 miles)

Clare House
Clare House Hotel still retains a wealth of Victorian grandeur with stained glass, deep cornices and open fires and is situated in beautifully maintained, secluded gardens offering spectacular views across Morecambe Bay. Within easy ... More | visit website
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Corner Beech House (0.75 miles)

Corner Beech House
Book Online Welcoming, spacious Bed & Breakfast overlooking Morecambe Bay in a wonderful location for Lake District attractions, but away from the crowds. Fully refurbished this year to a very high standard, some rooms have magnificent Bay ... More
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Abbot Hall Hotel (1.79 miles)

Abbot Hall Hotel
It is believed that the monks of Furness Abbey bought the land and built the first Abbot Hall around 1160. The present building was constructed in 1840, since when Abbot Hall has been a family mansion, ... More | visit website
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Aynsome Manor Hotel (1.86 miles)

Aynsome Manor Hotel

The age of elegance is not passed - it still lives on in this beautiful old manor house nestling in the tranquil and historic Vale of Cartmel.
Personally managed by the Varley family for over 20 ... More | visit website

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Priory Hotel (1.96 miles)

Priory Hotel
Ideally situated in the heart of Cartmel village within walking distance of everything that Cartmel has to offer, the newly refurbished hotel has stuck to the traditional features and introduced modern facilities that make the ... More | visit website
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L'Enclume (1.97 miles)

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L'Enclume gastronomic restaurant with rooms is beautifully located in Cartmel, a traditional Cumbrian village, and offers a tranquil base from which to explore the Southern Lakeland.

Chef owner of L'Enclume, Simon Rogan, has developed his style ... More | visit website

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