The 10 Best Things to Do in Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom (UK)

March 28, 2018 Misti Hsu

Grange-over-Sands is a town and civil parish on Morecambe Bay in Cumbria, England, midway between Barrow-in-Furness and Kendal. Historically part of Lancashire, the town was created as an urban district in 1894. Since 1974, following local government re-organisation, the town has been administered as part of the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, though it remains part of the County Palatine of Lancashire and Duchy of Lancaster. It had a population of 4,114 at the 2011 Census.
Restaurants in Grange-over-Sands

1. Unsworth’s Yard Brewery

Unsworths Yard Ford Road, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PG, England +44 7810 461313
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Unsworth’s Yard Brewery

Micro brewery with tasting room and shop. Open every day, we will always find time to show visitors the brewery and offer a taste of our traditional ales. Situated in our licensed courtyard with our neighbours, Cartmel Cheeses & Bakehouse, Hotwines and The Mallard Tea Shop.

Reviewed By OldBear - Lancashire, England

We stumbled across Unsworth’s Yard as we walked through the streets of Cartmel. We had a very informative visit at this micro-brewery and purchased a few bottles of beer for Christmas.
One of the owners quite happily explained how the brewery was set up and about the different beers they produce and supply locally.
Without doubt I would recommend a visit to the lovely village of Cartmel and Unsworth’s Yard.

2. Cartmel Priory

Priest Lane, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PU, England
Excellent
68%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 577 reviews

Cartmel Priory

Beautiful Mediaeval Church

Reviewed By By_She_Travel_ - Surrey, United Kingdom

Even if you’ve visited 100’s of religious buildings, like us, this one is still worth a look. We weren’t offered a tour despite there being 3 friendly people manning the entrance area. However we were happy to follow the self guided leaflet we were handed.
We weren’t offended by the £5 suggested donation sign and did so as the building must cost a fortune to maintain.

3. The Promenade

Kents Bank Road, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7EY, England
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

The Promenade

Reviewed By Rick S - Blackburn, United Kingdom

A nice Promenade, we were here in December and looking forward to coming back when the climate is better.
A long prom, very tidy and well kept and well planted with a number of activities and amenities along the way.
A jewel in Grange over Sands crown, first impressions are that it's a lovely town.

4. Holker Hall and Gardens

Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7PL, England +44 15395 58328
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 468 reviews

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall is the home of the Cavendish Family who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay and is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with Gardens that merge into Parkland, framed by the Lakeland Hills.

Reviewed By Angie S - Hull

Didn't actually visit the house and Gardens! By the time we had walked through the beautiful park (free entry) and spent an hour watching the antics of the deer we were ready for lunch. The cafe was clean and spacious and my Sandwich was delicious. My husband's salad was adequate but the chicken could have done with some seasoning. But the food and drinks were very reasonably priced and the cakes looked mouth- wateringly good. Next time I will start with dessert!

5. Higginsons of Grange

Main Street, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6AB, England +44 15395 34367
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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5 based on 89 reviews

Higginsons of Grange

Higginsons of Grange is an Award-Winning Butchers & Pie Makers in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria supplying the finest selection of fresh meats and Pies. Higginsons is committed to sourcing the best quality produce from local, family run farms, and has been voted Britain's Best Butchers, along with winning a host of other awards for speciality sausage, homemade pies and mouth watering cuts of meat. Higginsons are proud members of the Q Guild - representing Britain's finest independent butchers.

Reviewed By frankjordan - Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Higginsons is a place which has the taste buds drooling.
The window display is just amazing and the sight of their wonderful pies really sets one's appetite into overdrive.
In addition, their meat is always delicious and you never are disappointed with any Higginsons' purchase.
Go for it and enjoy a super culinary experience.

6. Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel | Grange-over-Sands, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QF, England +44 15395 36340
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Cartmel Racecourse

Racing has been taking place at Cartmel since 1856. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful English Lake District, Cartmel Races rekindles the spirit of the original steeplechases, attracting large crowds who gather within the centre of the racecourse for picnics, parties and a flutter on the horses. The two public enclosures offer a great variety of viewing and hospitality options, from relaxed picnics to fine dining. During race meetings, racegoers can browse the shopping and food outlets, and enjoy fairground entertainment. A great place for family and friends to gather, the events are both social and informal in nature. The surfaces are predominately grass parkland - high heels are not ideal! Outside of the racing calendar, the iconic Cartmel Racecourse becomes a splendid venue for a range of corporate and social events and functions. As a licensed wedding venue, Cartmel Racecourse also provides a truly unique setting for a wedding celebration. Cartmel Racecourse is easily accessible, located just 20 minutes from Junction 36 of the M6 motorway.

Reviewed By LargelyMonk - Banstead, United Kingdom

The setting for the racecourse is one of the loveliest there is and I've been to 35 courses but getting to and away from it requires patience and steady nerves as it's mostly along narrow country lanes with thousands of other racegoers all trying to do the same. We were indulging my parents with a day spent in the Louis Roederer suite having lunch and could not have picked a better day. The racing is fabulous, the staff wonderful and our full day out including welcome drink, priority car parking, three course meal, afternoon tea , racecard, balcony by the winning post etc could not have been better even if a little expensive and you do have to share a table if like us there's only 4 of you. If you like racing, dressing up and enjoying yourselves this is well worth it. They even have a real ale tent which there should be at every racecourse. My mum even managed a winner in the last. Perfect

7. Yew Tree Barn

Low Newton, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6JP, England +44 15395 31498
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Yew Tree Barn

Huge Lake District Barn, home to Architectural Antiques, Salvage & Reclamation, Art & Craft Galleries, Garden Furniture & Statuary, Furniture Restorer, Bespokers Forge Blacksmith, Local Wool specialist, Bookbinding Studio, and Harry's Cafe Bar for delicious home cooked food.

Reviewed By Proffwhite

Yew Tree Barn can cater for everyone. With lovely gift shops, Antiques Reclamation Yard, onsight Blacksmith to name but a few things but a must is going into Harry’s for some quality refreshment. The Cafe is set out oldie Worldly and has a great atmosphere as soon as you walk in, I sat next to the nice woodburner and read a paper before having my order taken, Amanda who took my order and all the other staff are very professional and friendly. The menu catered for all tastes and I went for the breakfast which was a good choice as it is all local produce, the bacon black pudding and sausage were very nice and some with a choice of toast, and a bonus being on a hot plate, I fully recommmend it, I then walked it off by exploring all of the barn and it’s many treasures, such a shame I missed their Christmas fair by a day as heard it was there best yet. This is definitely a place to stop and enjoy and I will be back when next in the area

8. Cartmel Medieval Village Priory

Old Town Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, England +44 15395 36758
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Cartmel Medieval Village Priory

Reviewed By swinton19 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We stayed in log cabins a small walk away so we visited this village for lunch and a couple of drinks both days a really nice village to have a walk round. Plenty nice traditional pubs to have drinks and food. The shop sells a delicious traditional sticky toffee that you must try. The streets are small and parking can be problem but we stayed just outside and walked in.

9. Lakeland Miniature Village & Oriental Garden

Winder Lane | The Coach House, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE, England +44 15395 58500
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Lakeland Miniature Village & Oriental Garden

A fascinating insight to the buildings of Lakeland's yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate. Houses, farms and barns create the Lakeland landscape. These miniature buildings depict Cumbrian houses and farms including classics such as Hill Top ,the home of Beatrix Potter, the Bridge House at Ambleside. Also a slate bridge 50 feet long. All the buildings are lovingly hand crafted by Edward Robinson. No machinery is used at all -only hand tools.Also the Oriental Building, which is a display area over looks the Oriental Garden. There are water features throughout the miniature village. The model village has been growing over the last 24 years, but it will be a few years before it is completed. Visiting Times.1st March- 31st October.

Reviewed By Samantha G - Barnard

Really lovely find the village is lovely and a lot of hard work has gone into it the owner has paid great attention to detail the entrance fee was £4 per person which I thought was reasonable it took about 30-40 minutes to walk around really quaint.

10. Ornamental Gardens

Main Street, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6AB, England
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Ornamental Gardens

Reviewed By James Q - Kendal, United Kingdom

The ornamental Gardens in Grange are lovely and very popular with locals and tourists alike. The duck pond supports a large collection of waterfowl some of which are quite unusual. Food for the ducks is available from the shop opposite. There are a lot of benches and seats and it is a very pleasant place to just sit and watch the world go by.

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