Morecambe

Watch wonderful waders and admire the marine–inspired artwork around the town. Enjoy afternoon tea at the iconic Midland Hotel and afterwards take a walk towards the Clock Tower and see the Eric Morecambe statue standing in his famous pose, always a favourite for young and old.

Download Morecambe’s Visitor Guide and Map to find your way around the seaside town or download Morecambe’s self-guided History and Heritage Trail Guide to discover Morecambe’s rich resort history. Alternatively, head out on a journey through Morecambe’s pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes with Morecambe’s Food and Drink Trail.

 

Morecambe from the air

A fantastic YouTube video of drone footage of Morecambe! Get a unique perspective of our wonderful seaside town!

 

Morecambe offers you the chance to enjoy the many pleasures of the seaside, whether it’s flying kites, building sandcastles or enjoying the views across the bay. Stroll along Morecambe’s award winning promenade with an ice cream or have fun seeing it on two wheels, before grabbing a picnic and heading on down to the beach for a spot of sandcastle making or kite flying!

Don’t forget to visit the Eric Morecambe Statue, which looks out across the promenade, and The Tern Project, a series of public art installations inspired by the bird life of Morecambe Bay.

 

 

Eric Morecambe statue on Morecambe Promenade

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One building you can’t fail to notice is the 1930’s Midland Hotel, an art-deco masterpiece which has been lovingly restored in recent years. Enjoy an afternoon tea overlooking the panorama of the Bay, treat yourself to a glass of wine in the Rotunda bar, and visit the stunning Eric Gill artworks on display in the foyer and at the top of the sweeping staircase.

Time to eat? There’s plenty of scope for ice cream, fish and chips and other seaside fare whilst you amble along the seafront, but if you prefer to eat indoors then there’s an array of cafés and restaurants to tempt your taste buds.

 

The Midland Hotel

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Further down the prom lies Happy Mount Park, where family-friendly attractions complement the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity of a traditional park. Swing-boats, mini-golf, trampolines, a miniature train, a splash park and a zip-wire will keep the kids amused whilst you enjoy the park’s landscaped surroundings. In the evenings, The Platform is the place to go to take in a theatre show, comedy gig or concert.

If you’re in the mood for shopping, Morecambe has a great mix of quirky, independent shops. Visit boutique stores and gift shops along the Promenade or head to the town centre for some high street shopping. In the last few yeas, on the back of Vintage by the Sea festival, Morecambe’s burgeoning group of vintage shops are gaining a strong reputation among vintage fans and collectors.

There are plenty of places to stay in Morecambe and many offer amazing sea views. For a comfortable and relaxing visit, just visit our Stay page to browse our list of bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels, camping and self-catering accommodation.

 

The Platform

 

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A fantastically unique live entertainment venue situated in a restored Edwardian railway station on Morecambe promenade. Live music, comedy, theatre, children’s shows, community events and venue hire. Originally opened in 1907 as Morecambe’s train station, it lasted 87 years before being closed in 1994. 3 years later, the station re-opened as a pub and entertainment venue, whilst also being home to Morecambe’s Tourism information.

Check out the Platform’s website for a list of concerts and events taking place in this fantastic building!

 

Morecambe Winter Gardens

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This spectacular Grade 2 listed building was originally built as the Victoria Pavilion Theatre in 1897 and was an extension to the existing Winter Gardens complex, which has since been demolished. The theatre finally closed in 1977 and stood derelict for many years until The Friends of the Winter Gardens were formed in 1986 to lead preservation efforts. Thanks to the fantastic work of the Friends group, the Theatre is now open every Sunday for tours and even hosts the occasional concert.

Check out the Morecambe Winter Gardens website for more opening information and a list of incoming events!

 

Mini-golf at Happy Mount Park

 

 


Morecambe BID – Food and Drink Trail

Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) has launched its first food and drink trail to highlight the variety of foods and beverages that Morecambe has to offer visitors and residents alike.

The Morecambe Beer, Wine & Food Trail takes you on a journey through Morecambe’s pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes. From real ale bars, great, quirky coffee shops, takeaways to traditional pubs and even a multi-award-winning bistro, Morecambe has it all. By popular demand, the guide also features all the car parking facilities, electric vehicle charging, and taxi services.