Grange-over-Sands, a delightfully relaxing town on the Cartmel Peninsula transformed from a small fishing village to a thriving Edwardian town by the Furness Railway back in the 1850’s. The town still exudes Edwardian style but at a much slower pace than in its heyday. What brings so many to visit and live in Grange-overSands is the climate, one of the warmest in Northern England.
Now visitors are also treated to exceptional food in the town as well as in neighbouring village such as Cartmel so too arts and music events.
As summer approaches, festivals and outdoor events are occurring left, right and centre with Grange being no exception. June 11th is a particularly big day this year for Grange-Over-Sands with the annual Edwardian Festival taking place, now in its 23rd year. This festival celebrates Granges Edwardian heritage with music, acts and dancers as well as over 40 stalls selling gifts, crafts and foodie produce from local suppliers and makers. Best Edwardian dress and best stall competitions will be run during the day and refreshments in various forms will be plentiful to purchase.
Onto Sunday’s throughout the summer starting on May 29th, “Music in the Park” concerts. The bands include local brass, retirement and junior players and the location, the Park Road Gardens bandstand in Grange-over-Sands. If the weather is inclement, the concerts will be held in the Victoria Hall but fingers crossed for sunny Sunday’s in Grange!
So it’s never a better time for visitors to Grange-over-Sands to stay over either for the full weekend or even just a Sunday night stay after the “Music in the Park”. Bay Villa operates a Slow Life policy and makes an ideal place to stay on a Sunday evening. For information and room availability, visit http://www.bayvilla.net.