Oh we do like to be beside the seaside….
Yay the green light has been given and we are finally able to open Aspect Bar & Bistro indoors as well as open the hotel for leisure breaks!
There is no better way to escape the everyday than with a trip to the stunning Morecambe Bay this year. Take in the spectacular views with a walk along the promenade, or visit some of the areas main attractions including The Eric Morecambe Statue, The Stone Jetty or Happy Mount Park. No trip to Morecambe is complete without trying the brilliant seafood on our doorstep…there are lots of great places for fish and chips or of course you can order the Morecambe shrimps from our Aspect Bistro Menu (winner).
To celebrate the return of indoor hospitality and leisure breaks we have put together a list of things that you can do in the area and give you a bit of inspiration:
Morecambe Bay Tours
The perfect way to make the most of the area and appreciate the history and heritage. Alex from Morecambe Bay Tours, will take you on a guided tour along Morecambe Promenade taking you to significant and infamous locations while explaining the history through the ages from its fishing background to entertainment past.
We have also partnered with ‘Morecambe Tours’ to offer fantastic experience packages and if you are staying with us we have a brilliant discount code for you. Just ask our team!
2. Spring/Summer Walks
The Morecambe Bay coastline is arguably one of the most picturesque locations you will come across. With unstoppable views to the Lake District fells and beyond, you will never be short of incredible spots to view. Grab your hiking attire and get some fresh winter air in the lungs by exploring Morecambe bay’s hills. Suggestions we would recommend:
- Arnside Knott: For incredible views across the Bay, Arnside Knott has it all as you can wander through the woods and curl around the lovely hillside.
- Warton Crag, Carnforth: For the adrenaline junkies, Warton Crag sits a mere 163m above sea level and provides exhilarating views into Arnside, Silverdale and a far.
- Grange over Sands: Grange is a lovely short distance from Morecambe and the tranquil promenade provides a peaceful location suitable for all the family. If you were looking for a further hike, try Hampsfell for panoramic views across the Bay.
3. Landmarks worth seeing:
- Eric Morecambe Statue: No trip to Morecambe would be complete without a visit to this infamous statue set against the untouched views of Morecambe and The Lakes…don’t forget to get a selfie when you are there!
- The Tern project part of which is located on the Stone Jetty: Perfect spot on a clear day with remarkable series of award winning bird and wildlife sculptures located along Morecambe promenade. The Jetty was Initially built in 1843 but perfect for a stroll along the 5 mile seafront.
- Lancaster Castle: Since it was established by the Romans, Lancaster Castle has been a home to monarchs, a place of trial and execution and most recently a working prison until 2012. It is a place of immense historical importance and worth a tour visit if you have the time!
3. Breathtaking Cycle Routes
We are lucky to be surrounded by stunning scenery and nature in Morecambe and if you are up for an adventure then take advantage of some of the best cycle routes in the country.
- Close to the ‘Way of the Roses’ which spans 181 miles, passing though popular northern cities.
- We also have the ‘Bay Cycle Route’ right on our door step that proves a renowned route in the area for keen cyclists looking to explore beauty of our coastal location. Take a look at the exact routes online!
- A cycle ride from Grange-over-Sands around to Arnside if also fantastic for all abilities with a relatively flat route. (You can even get the train back to save your legs!)
(At The Lothersdale Hotel we have secure cycle storage to give you the piece of mind when venturing on cross country routes).
4. Visit sites of your favourite tv shows & movies:
Morecambe has played a part in being the location of many movie sets and tv shows over the years, so why not visit the locations yourself?
- Brief Encounter was filmed at Carnforth Station in 1945. You can still visit the refurbished station today
- Poirot used the location of the Midland Hotel in an episode in 1990; ‘Double Sin’
- In recent years it has become the location of several tv shows including Antique Road Show, Great Railway Journeys and Great Canal Journeys on Channel Four.
- Most recently the ITV commissioned drama; ‘The Bay’ has brought huge national coverage to the area and used locations throughout Morecambe including the Police Station as well as local cafes, hotels and restaurants.
- Need we mention Peaky Blinders? Spotted filming in Happy Mount Park in 2020…well worth a visit!
Of course no list would be completed without mention of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wisel, who can forget the popular ‘Morecambe and Wise’ show? The statue is Eric Morecambe’s honour speaks for itself!
5. Enjoy Live Music again
Morecambe is lucky to have several live music and entertainment venues, which put on regular performances using some of the country’s best acts:
- The Platform: Back with a bang, The Platform have a packed entertainment list for Summer 2021 and beyond including amazing tribute acts such as ‘Bootleg Blondie’ and ‘The Stones’. Take a look at their website for a full ‘what’s on list’.
- The Winter Gardens: We are delighted that Morecambe’s brilliant entertainment venue is reopening for this Summer. Click here for more information about performances and shows.
- From 13th-15th August ‘Morecambe Music Festival’ is resuming. Many venues in the area are hosting live music acts and performances during the weekend to celebrate the beauty of live music!
For more information on things to do in the area, please visit EXPLORE MORECAMBE BAY.
We look forward to seeing you soon safely for a Seaside Staycation!