A charming little village located at the dramatic entrance to the 'Jaws of Borrowdale', Grange offers visitors a fairy tale corner of England in which to enjoy one of the area's many Cumbrian cottages. The medieval hamlet of Grange takes its name from the outlying farm, or grange, built there by the monks of Furness Abbey, sitting snugly where Borrowdale valley squeezes between Grange Fell and Castle Crag. Here, visitors will come across an impressive double-arched bridge, built in 1675, and the Holy Trinity Church, built in 1861, as well as a mini Methodist Church, built a little later in 1878. Despite its size and idyllically remote location, Grange offers remarkably good access to the surrounding towns, villages and lakes. The town of Keswick is a mere half hour drive away, while the villages of Borrowdale, Rosthwaite and Seatoller are next door. Derwent Water is a pleasant 50 minute ramble north, and the smaller lakes of Buttermere, Crummock Water, and Loweswater are accessible via the Honister Hause. Equidistant between Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, and Skiddaw, England's third highest mountain, Helvellyn, England's second highest mountain, is also a short half an hour drive away. The scenery around Grange is truly breath-taking, with the mountains, fells, farmland and forests all combining to create some exceptionally stunning vistas.
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