Grange-over-Sands: gateway to the fells
Set in the heart of the Lakeland fells, Grange-over-Sands is the perfect location for holidaymakers looking to explore the natural beauty of South Lakeland. Follow one of the many footpaths built into the hills or, for a longer walk, head to Humphrey, three miles from Grange-over-Sands. The tallest limestone cliff in Cumbria, you can enjoy captivating views of Morecombe Bay.
A quiet Victorian resort
Originally developed in the Victorian era, Grange-over-Sands still retains many of the historic features that make the town so special. Grange train station has been recently restored to its former grandeur, and you can retrace the steps of former residents on the mile-long promenade to Morecambe Bay. Don’t forget to visit the Grange Ornamental Gardens, a stunning Victorian garden with roots dating back to 1865.
Travel back in time at Cartmel Priory
Visit this historic 12th century Augustinian Priory to learn all about the church’s rich history, from warding off witches to its battle for survival under the reign of Henry VIII. Today, the church still holds regular services for local townspeople, and is open for visitors to admire the stunning architecture with a guided tour every Wednesday. Planning a trip to Grange-over-Sands? Travelodge Kendal offers cheap accommodation in the heart of the busy Cumbrian town, less than 20 minutes away from Grange-over-Sands.