Welcome to Grange-over-Sands, a tranquil and charming Edwardian resort on the Cumbrian Coast.
Experience charm & tradition with a twist of today in Grange
Grange or 'Graunge' is a French word meaning granary and the monks of nearby Cartmel Priory stored their grain here until Henry VIII dissolved England's monasteries in 1536.
Like Ulverston, Grange was only accessible by crossing the sands from Lancaster by coach or on foot. Virtually untouched by Britain's industrial revolution the local fishing community remained quietly alone until the railway came in 1857. Wealthy businessmen from Lancashire and Yorkshire settled here taking advantage of the bracing air and wonderful climate. These men built some fine houses, hotels and grand terraces which you will see on your walk.
The English Lakes and Fumess Peninsula are only a short car journey away making Grange an ideal starting point for a holiday.