For something a little different try exploring west of the hotel to the Grange & Furness Peninsula.
Caption: Grange Ornamental Gardens
Caption: Holker Hall & Gardens
Caption: Laurel & Hardy Statue, Ulverston
Grange Over Sands
Grange is a fantastic Edwardian resort complete with ornamental gardens and a traffic - free promenade. There are many independent shops and some fabulous cafes - try Hazelmere's opposite the gardens for the best afternoon tea!
Holker Hall is a short trip from Grange and is certainly worth a visit. Open from early March you can easily spend all day visting the hall itself or explore the 25 acres of marvelous gardens. www.holker.co.uk.
Laurel & Hardy Museum - Ulverston
For those happy to travel a little further, the Laurel & Hardy museum in Ulverston boasts a great collection of 'the boys' memorabilia and even has it's own cinema! Being based in Stan Laurel's home town there's also a statue of the two in the town centre - a perfect photo opportunity! www.laurel-and-hardy.co.uk.