"Not only does the town offer a great base for seeing the Lakes, but it also enables visitors to explore the surrounding areas of Morecambe Bay and Cartmel on a series of walks."
Mention the Lake District and most people think Windermere, but Grange-over-Sands is a hidden gem located to the south of Cumbria. Combining the majesty of the lakes with a traditional seaside town that has the feel of being virtually untouched by the past 50 years, Grange-over-Sands is a haven for those looking for a peaceful escape.
Not only does the town offer a great base for seeing the Lakes, but it also enables visitors to explore the surrounding areas of Morecambe Bay and Cartmel on a series of walks. These include the route to the Hampsfell Hospice, built in 1846 by the vicar of Cartmel to provide shelter for travellers, which provides fantastic views of the surrounding area.
Grange is also home to the Lakeland Miniature Village, comprising more than 120 hand-crafted miniature buildings inspired by Cumbrian architecture over the past 100 years. This, along with the town's ornamental gardens, seaside promenade and the renowned Hazlemere Cafe (five time winner of the Tea Guild Excellence Award, no less) gives a real feeling of going back in time.
The area is also known for its delicacies, offering everything from famous Morecambe Bay shrimps to Holker Saltmarsh lamb, and the strangely named Flookburgh fluke - a type of flat fish caught in local waters.
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