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Grange-over-Sands

 
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The Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands on Morecambe Bay


The Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands, often called the Riviera of the north, is situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Nestled between the scenic Lake District mountains and Morecambe Bay, it's sheltered location makes its climate one of the mildest in the Lake District.

In September 2011, Grange was awarded the title of 'Best Small Town in Cumbria' in the Cumbria in Bloom awards. The town was judged not only for its floral displays but also on the level of
community involvement in Grange-over-Sands. Later that same month, Grange won a silver award in the coastal town section of the Britain in Bloom awards. In February 2010, Grange was described by the Times as being one of the best seaside destinations in Britain for a weekend away. They praised it for being "a taste of Lakes tourism Edwardian style".

Grange-over-Sands is derived from the French for 'granary' as the monks at Cartmel Priory originally used the location as a grain store. It developed from a small fishing village with the arrival of the Furness Railway in 1857 and became a popular seaside resort attracted by its mile long promenade and mild climate.


The beautiful Victorian Ornamental Gardens feature many plant and tree varieties that would struggle to survive elsewhere and Grange-over-sands makes an excellent base for exploring the Lake District.
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