Sometimes described as Nature's Ampitheatre, Morecambe Bay and it's ever changing views are known for the interest they bring to visitors and local people. There is always an interesting view whatever the weather. Morecambe and Heysham are right on the Bay and Lancaster, set slightly higher and inland boasts stunning views of the Bay from Williamson Park.
I highly recommend exploring the local area, especially Morecambe Promenade and Lancaster Castle
Morecambe features a range of interesting and award winning sculptures topping off everything from roundabouts to railings, walls and rocks around the Stone Jetty. Simply take a wander and see how many you can find for some great photo opportunities along the Promenade. Look for the Walk of Words from the Stone Jetty via the Festival Market and into Morecambe Town Centre and remember some child hood rhymes, play hopscotch or complete the built in maze.
John Eric Bartholomew took his stage name from his home town and he is fondly remembered in the evocative statue by Graham Ibbeson on the promenade. The statue, a short stroll from our front door, is set into raised landscaping with lots of interesting Morecambe and Wise nostalgic facts to digest. Some of our guests make it an annual event to have a photo taken with Eric in his jaunty style!
A short five minute drive to the south of Morecambe is the quaint village of Heysham. St Patrick’s Chapel is often of historical interest because of its stone graves and ruins. St Peter’s church is close by and this offers fantastic views over Morecambe Bay and to the Lakeland Hills beyond. The church also contains many Saxon and Viking remains, including a Viking Hogback Stone. For those who enjoy walking the headland known locally as ‘The Barrows’ offers a fantastic walk for sightseers and locals alike. A golf course in Heysham offers a different view of the Lakes, the Fylde coast, the Pennines and Morecambe.
Historic Lancaster is renowned for its impressive architecture, not least Lancaster Castle; owned by the Queen and open to the public. Ashton Memorial is situated in Williamson's Park alongside the Butterfly House. The park offers spectacular views over the city of Lancaster and beyond. Lancaster is also a university city, so a lively and bustling atmosphere prevails throughout. Lancaster also offers a cinema, plenty of museums and two golf courses. The Lancaster Grand Theatre and the Dukes are two of the most notable venues for live performances. In the summer months Lancaster also hosts ‘The Play in the Park’ in Williamsons Park.
Historic Lancaster is well worth a visit with its multitude of shops and sightseeing opportunities.