The Eric Morecambe Statue

Morecambe Statue

The Eric Morecambe Statue

“I’m playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.”

Eric Morecambe (1925 –1999)

Eric Morecambe was a much-loved local celebrity and the team at the Morecambe Bay Hotel are immensely proud to have the image of the famous Eric Morecambe stature in our hotel logo. The Morecambe bay Hotel is located on the promenade and offers spectacular views in all seasons. The statue is within a short walk from the hotel and is on the list of things to see in Morecambe.

Who was Eric Morecambe?

Eric Morecambe was born in Buxton Street, Morecambe as John Eric Bartholomew. He called himself ‘Morecambe’ after his beloved hometown. He was a writer and actor best known for The Morecambe & Wise Show and he had many other successful shows and performances. Eric was one of the most popular comedians of the post war period. At one point, the Morecambe and Wise show on the BBC achieved the highest viewing figures of any entertainment show on British TV.

The Eric Morecambe statue

As a tribute to Eric, in 1999 the Queen unveiled the iconic Eric Morecambe statue. Positioned at the top of stone steps in a purpose-built circle surrounded by flower beds. The 6′ 6″ statue is cast in bronze and was created by sculptor Graham Ibbesson. The statue depicts Eric Morecambe in one of his well-known poses with a pair of binoculars around his neck as he was a keen birdwatcher. Set against the stunning backdrop of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District hills, hundreds of people queue to have their photo taken alongside the statue.  On the floor you can read various messages, from the famous guests on the Morecambe & Wise show to key words like `RUBBISH` and the words from their famous sing, Bring me Sunshine`. The statue and the area below is well lit at night making it a perfect place for evening strolls and night photography.

Visit the Morecambe Bay Hotel

The Morecambe Bay Hotel has full disabled access with a lift to all floors and recently refurbished and well-appointed rooms We provide FREE Wi-Fi in public areas and FREE parking. Our comfortable bar and lounge offer a warm welcome to business guests and holiday makers, we are family and dog friendly. Located within easy reach of the M6, Heysham Port, and within walking distance of Morecambe train station, with regular train and bus links connecting Morecambe to main line routes via nearby Lancaster.

How to Book a Room at The Morecambe Bay Hotel

We are pleased that you would like to book a room with us. You can do this in several ways.

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You can call 01524 874747 to speak to us at The Morecambe Bay Hotel or you can email us on

The Morecambe Bay Hotel, 317-318 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, Lancashire.


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In these unprecedented times, we could not be more grateful for those whose jobs are vital to public health & safety and generally keeping the country running. As a token of our appreciation, we would like to offer reduced-rate accommodation to key workers from all sectors in need of emergency accommodation. 

Contact Clare at The Morecambe Bay Hotel for more information on 01524 874 747