About the Surrounding area
Sitting between Grange-over-Sands and Cartmel, Lingwood Park commands superb views and access to surrounding attractions.
Grange-over-sands is a centre for tourists exploring the Southern Lakeland Fells. Within the town itself there is an ornamental duck pond and a traffic-free promenade.
Above the town is Hampsfield Fell (generally abbreviated to Hampsfell), crowned by 'Hampsfell Hospice', a sturdy limestone tower monument offering shelter to the rain-drenched walker, as well as the finest viewpoint of all the foothills of the outlying Southern Lakeland Fells. On the roof, a large compass pointer and list of peaks identify the greater and lesser landmarks in the magnificent panorama. Inside, painted boards commemorate its construction, praise the view and welcome the visitor.
Adjacent to Grange are Lindale, to the north-east, Cartmel to the north-west, with its Priory to which the village was once the 'grange' or farm, and Allithwaite to the west. The country house Holker Hall, which was built on land which once belonged to the Priory, is nearby. Until its relocation to Backbarrow in 2010, the stables at Holker Hall housed the Lakeland Motor Museum.
The village of Cartmel is an unspoilt rarity, situated in a quiet valley in one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty.
This medieval village sits amidst the surrounding landscape that reaches out to meet the sands of Morecambe Bay on the edge of the Furness Peninsula.
Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel has grown up around its famous 12th Century medieval Priory. It is a special place where ancient history and tradition mingle effortlessly with the present day.
Although steeped in history, Cartmel is not trapped in time and the village offers today's visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, eateries and places to stay.
Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings providing, as they have for centuries, friendly inns, well stocked shops and private dwellings.
For more information visit http://www.cartmelvillage.com/
Grange-over-Sands railway station, which serves the town, is situated on the Furness Line, giving connections to Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness to the west, and Lancaster, Preston and Manchester to the east. The nearest Airport is Blackpool, 60 miles (100 km) away.