Coach Holidays to Grange-over-sands – Since the early 19th century Grange has been a sea-bating hotspot, initially with a few inns, hotels and private villas. In the Victorian era, especially following the completion of the railway from Lancaster in 1857, the town blossomed and became a popular seaside resort, with the development of larger hotels. Steam ships also called here from Morecambe and Lancaster and the factory owners of Lancashire and Yorkshire built villas for their families in what was becoming a fashionable and accessible weekend retreat.
Edwardian Grange was known as the “Torquay of the North, with its long promenade becoming a popular spot for afternoon walks and providing direct access from the railway to the sands. Behind the prom an ornamental garden and Lido (sadly no longer open) were built to add to the attractions of the town.
Today Grange is quieter and more relaxed, however the spectacular views across to Morecambe Bay and Arnside, which attracted the first visitors all those years ago, are just as delightful as ever.
We use the Cumbria Grand Hotel.