For more top things to do when staying in Grange-over Sands
The Lake District holds several English records. It is for instance home to England’s tallest mountain, the 3,209 ft high Scafell Pike. As a matter of fact, all land in England above 3,000 feet (914 meters) is located within the Lake District National Park. The Lake District is also where you’ll find the glacial lake Wast Water, England’s deepest body of water, and Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. In an average year, over 16 million people visit the Lake District. Many of them visit for more than a day, bringing the number of annual day visits up to roughly 24 million.
In 2017, the Lake District was designated a UNESCO World Heritage
Here are our top picks of local visitor attractions, a must see!
Lakeside – a 15 minute drive from the Chalet in Grange-over-sands
Windemere Cruises to Bowness or Ambleside, Steam train from lakeside to Haverthwaite, Lakes Acquarium, all located in one place! A must do when visiting the South Lakes.
Holker Hall – Holker Hall, never sold throughout its 400 year history, is the family home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. It is a delightful family home with fine displays of antique furniture and art. The architectural interest of the house is almost all Victorian, a replacement after a fire in 1871. It is the work of Paley and Austin, and is their oustanding domestic work, using red sandstone in the Elizabethan style. You can tour the house without the restriction of ropes and barriers, and see the distinguished library, elegant drawing room, and ornate dining room. Climb the striking staircase and you can view portraits of Charles II, and Catherine of Braganza. You can visit the bedroom where Queen Mary stayed in 1937. The gardens are winners of Christies/HHA Garden of the Year in 1991, and voted ‘amongst the best in the world’ by the Good Gardens Guide, 1996. The pleasure grounds cover 25 acres of formal and woodland gardens, with majestic water features including the limestone cascade. https://www.holker.co.uk
Humphrey Head – is the tallest limestone cliff in Cumbria and from here you can enjoy a fabulous panorama across Morecambe Bay. The last wolf in England was reputedly killed at Humphrey Head in the 15th century; indeed, the weather vane on the nearby Cartmel Priory depicts a wolf’s head in recognition of this.
Hampsfell Hospice – A not too hard fell walk that’s well worth it! For amazing views across the lakeland fells, Lakes mountains and beyond!
Cartmel Races – National Hunt Racing with a party atmosphere in the best setting in the United Kingdom. Against the backdrop of the beautiful English Lake District, it is possible to sample national hunt racing in its most original format. With its party crowds and funfair, Cartmel rekindles the social gathering tradition of the original steeple to steeple chases.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]