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Having lived in Grange all my teenage years, I couldn't wait to escape from it's boringness. Now, some 35 years later, I see it as a pleasant, old fashioned town with some excellent, traditional shops.

Don't come to Grange looking for the high life, there is none. It only has one pub, although the hotels all have public bars. There are, however, enough cafes and restaurants to go round, all offering something a little different. No need to go hungry here!!

Situated in Morecambe Bay,Grange has a long pedestrian promenade where owing to it's mild climate, palm trees thrive.It's where most visitors. take a leisurely stroll You may not get to see the sea, this is an estuary with mud flats and sinking sand and nowadays, the tide only reaches the promenade on exceptionally high tides. It is possible to walk across the sands, but only with a proper guide as the sands and fast incoming tide are treacherous. Organised walks take place in the summer which are very popular.

I suppose Grange's most popular "things to do" is feeding the variety of wild fowl in the Ornamental Gardens. (I told you not to expect too much excitement!!) Very popular in school holidays. Watch out for the greedy seagulls!!

At the present time, Grange's indoor swimming pool is closed; lack of funding. It's a pity as there really isn't much else to do.

Just a pleasant place to wander, especially if you like "nice quality" shops.

This is a popular place with the older folks.

Address: Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
Directions: In South Lakeland, off the A590,between Ulverston and Kendal.

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  • Updated Jul 1, 2010
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