Morecambe Bay is famous for its panoramic sunsets and Lakeland fell views. Most people have heard of Eric Morecambe and the stature the town has erected in his honour. But what else is there to do and see in Morecambe?
Here are some facts you might not know about Morecambe Bay
- Morecambe Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and part of the Morecambe Bay Social Area of Conservation, the salt marsh and mud flats are a vital feeding ground for a quarter of a million wading birds, ducks and geese.
- Morecambe grew around the village of Poulton-le-Sands from the mid-nineteenth century onwards when a railway line was built from Leeds and Bradford to a new harbour on the shore of Morecambe Bay. The existing Stone Jetty formed the harbour’s western wall.
- St Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham is an ancient building that stands on a headland above St Peter’s Church, in Heysham, Lancashire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
- Also forming part of this scheduled ancient monument are eight stone-cut graves believed to pre-date the conquest (10th and 11th centuries). Their portrait appeared on the cover of The Best of Black Sabbath Album in 2000
- Morecambe Winter Gardens a surviving Victorian music hall, built in 1869. Whilst restoration and preservation work are ongoing, it is used regularly as a film location and has a programme of events and festivals running across the year.
- Once the fourth largest slave port in the UK, this part of Lancaster’s darker history is remembered by Sambo’s grave near Sunderland Point. Sambo was a slave or servant who died in 1736 and his grave lies in ground beside the shoreline.
- Morecambe is host to a program of events and festivals throughout the year, hosting the award-winning Vintage by the Sea Festival each September. The Fringe Festival and the Morecambe Music Festival in July.
The Morecambe Bay Hotel is perfectly located within easy reach of the M6, Heysham Port, and we are within walking distance of Morecambe train station, with regular train and bus links connecting Morecambe to main line routes via nearby Lancaster. Our central location on the promenade puts us within walking distance of the all the annual events and activities hosted by Morecambe and its friendly residents.
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317-318 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, Lancashire, Morecambe, LA4 5AA
Tel: 01524 874747