Grange-over-Sands, looking over Morecambe Bay, developed in the Victorian times from a small fishing village. The arrival of the railway in 1857 turned the town into a highly popular and fashionable seaside resort. Today, the town is a centre for tourists exploring the southern Lakeland fells and also for relaxing in the historic atmosphere of the town.
Just as in Victorian times, visitors will stroll along The Promenade and visit the colourful Ornamental Gardens. The Cumbria Coastal Way runs along the promenade and there are fine views across the bay to the Bowland Fells and the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Plenty of artisan cafes and interesting shops are set in the quiet retreat of the town. There is plenty of holiday accommodation including hotels catering for visitors and conferences.
The estuary and the countryside around Grange is popular with nature enthusiasts where a wide range of birds can be seen. There are also several nature reserves and sites of special scientific interest.
The Tourist Information Centre, located in the Victoria Hall, is only a 7 minute walk from the railway station.
Grange-over-Sands is only 7 miles from Newby Bridge. Linked to Grange by a regular bus service, Newby Bridge is close to Lakeside at the tip of Windermere where nearby premier attractions include the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow and the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park. Windermere Lake Cruises connect with the steam trains of the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and take passengers up the lake to Bowness and Ambleside.