Things to do for Visiting Football Fans
There’s so much to see and do in Morecambe, so why not take some time to explore the bay before or after the match at Morecambe FC’s Globe Arena. Here’s our list of the top 5 things to do!
1. Morecambe Promenade & Eric Morecambe Statue
It’s almost a rite of passage to strike a pose next to the fantastic Eric Morecambe statue on Morecambe Promenade! The views are absolutely stunning, with the fells of the Lake District visible on a clear day. The promenade also offers fantastic walking or cycling opportunities, with a 5-mile traffic-free path, it’s the perfect place to spend the day. Come and get your picture taken against the backdrop of the beautiful bay!
Roughly 1.5 miles from the Globe Arena – 30 minutes on foot
2. Morecambe Bay Seafood
There’s plenty of places to eat along Morecambe Promenade but while you’re here, why not try our famous seafood? You won’t regret it, there’s a reason Morecambe FC is nicknamed ‘The Shrimps’, after all! There are many excellent fish and chip shops in Morecambe; Atkinsons Fish & Chips, Kenny’s Chippy and Torrisholme Fisheries, to name a few. You can also buy some of our wonderful potted shrimp to take home with you, check out Edmonsons Fresh Fish or Baxter’s Potted Shrimp for some tasty deals!
There are many fish and chip shops in Morecambe you can visit, along with a wide range of restaurants. Check out our Eat and Drink page for more information.
3. The Midland Hotel
Whether you’re looking for a room for the night, or you just fancy some afternoon tea, The Midland is the perfect place to stop, relax and enjoy the beautiful sea views! Did you know, The Midland has been host to many celebrities over the years, such as Coco Chanel, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Roger Moore, George Formby, and was even the filming location for an episode of Poirot!
Roughly 1.6 miles from the Globe Arena – 30 minutes on foot
4. Heysham Village
The perfect place for history lovers! Home to the beautiful St Peter’s Church which dates to the 14th century, but some parts are estimated to date to around 800AD! A short walk towards the coast lies the ruins of St Patrick’s Chapel, where St Patrick first landed in England (According to legend, anyway) along with six rock-cut tombs, some of the earliest examples in the country! The views across Morecambe Bay from Heysham Head are some of the best you’ll find, it’s an absolute must-see on a clear day!
Roughly 2.7 miles from the Globe Arena – 10 minutes by car
5. Happy Mount Park
If you get lucky with the weather, Happy Mount Park is the perfect place for a day out with the whole family! With play areas, miniature railway, crazy golf course, trampolines, café and the fantastic Splash Park, Happy Mount Park is the place to go! Happy Mount Park is also a few minutes from the sea-front, so the perfect opportunity to visit is during your walk down the promenade!
Roughly 2.8 miles from the Globe Arena – 9 minutes by car