Is the grange easy to get to via public transport or is a car a necessity please. Thankyou.
There is a local hourly bus
Sorry for delay in replying; think I'd recommend a car for staying here. We didn't try to use public transport as had no need to, so can't really comment on the availability of it. But as it's only a small rural village I don't think the options will be great. However, if you're relatively mobile, it's only a short (15 min) easy walk into Keswick where there will be more transport options
There is public transportation in Portinscale and Keswick, A car would be better but not mandatory depending on your plans and ability.
I would advise having a car there is a lovely walk into keswick but it is quite a long walk I am not sure of buses if I am honest I don't recall seeing many buses around the grange area.. u can always ask the owners they are very helpful.
We had a car and didn't use public transport so don't really know. It's about 20 minutes walk into Keswick and 10 minutes to the ferry. The proprietors are really helpful and would know the frequency of bus services into Keswick.
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