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On the last Sunday of each month from April to September, Prom Art is a large monthly art and craft fair with up to 80 stalls selling quality art and craft items from local artists. The trainline heads across the estuary, from Arnside, and there is a delightful Victorian station.
Read our Grange-over-Sands guide below.
A lovely walk along the prom, prom, prom takes you right next to the coast and the fabulous Bay views. Right next to the promenade are the Ornamental gardens, a lovely spot for a wander amongst the ponds, and watch the ducks and interesting birdlife that congregates here. There’s a bandstand and benches to sit and eat ice cream or enjoy a cuppa and watch the world go by.
Head out of the centre of town just up the hill towards the ‘higher’ Grange Golf Club, with limited parking in a layby, and you can climb the glorious Hampsfell. Head across the fell and up to the Hospice – a small landmark on the top with steps up to the topograph, which gives you breathtaking 360 views out to sea, over to the Cartmel Valley, and the Kent Estuary.
As you walk up the Prom, you’ll come across Grange Lido – a rare Art Deco outdoor swimming pool and the only remaining Lido in the north of England. It was closed over 25 years ago and there is a big community effort and plans afoot to reopen as a community asset, with shops, cafes and a 50m pool at its heart. It was also used as a set in the TV Drama ‘The Bay’.
The estuary and the countryside around Grange are fascinating places for nature enthusiasts. There are several nature reserves and sites of special specific interest nearby! Grange has some of the finest gardens on the Cumbrian coast – the ornamental gardens has a lake with many local birds.
St Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s Church in Grange is located on Hampsfell Road in Crown Hill. The church building is gothic revival style, constructed from limestone with sandstone dressings and slate roof. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
Just 2.5 miles West from Grange-over-Sands is the village of Cartmel. Home to Cartmel Racecourse which has been in use since 1856 with year-round events. If horse racing isn’t you’re thing, there’s plenty of pubs, restaurants and eateries to enjoy.
You’ll find independent shops and bakeries, award-winning cafes and butchers. A couple of our favourites are The Hazelmere – which makes all its own bread, cakes and amazing pastries and pies for serving in the shop and café – zero food miles! They also make a range of chutneys, jams & preserves using local fruit.
Higginsons award-winning butchers produce some of the best meats, pies and deli items in the area including such delights as their ‘Saturday night-in’ Chicken Curry Sausage, their Festive Stuffed Pheasant and their Brisket, Black Garlic and Caramelised Onion Burger.
If you’re looking to eat out or enjoy a drink, there are lots of different pubs in the town, and ten minutes’ drive away is the foodie capital – Cartmel, with award-winning pubs and restaurants.
Book your stay in the Lakes and discover the delightful Grange-over-Sands for yourself.