Morecambe is a seaside town in Lancashire, on England’s northwest coast. Previously made of three fishing villages Bare, Poulton and Torrisholme until the 19th Century when they joined together to form Morecambe. By around 1850 Morecambe had a railway built, connecting west yorkshire to the growing town. People would come from Skipton, Keighley and Bradford to enjoy the budding seaside resort and by the mid 20th century Morecambe was thriving. It became home to the Miss Great Britain beauty contest in 1956 for 33 years and became a popular spot for holidaymakers across the UK.
The Bay is a large estuary just to the south of the Lake District National Park. It is the largest expanse of intertidal mudflats and sand in the United Kingdom. The view from Morecambe is magnificent, offering a glimpse of the lakes, barrow, walney island. The Bay is a great place for outdoor activities including sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, horseriding, and kitesurfing. With so much for children and adults to discover, Morecambe Bay is a perfect place to relax, explore and enjoy.
Morecambe was the birthplace of the artist William Woodhouse (1857-1939), who lived all his life in the town and is buried with his wife and daughter at St. Peter’s Church in the village of Heysham, a little to the south of Morecambe.
More in Morecambe was set up by The Morecambe Town Team in conjunction with Morecambe Town Council using funding from the Portas Pilot Project. This was a Government funded scheme to help regenerate high streets and bring more people into town centres.
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Check out one of Morecambe’s most popular landmarks, a statue commemorating one of its most famous sons, Eric Morecambe. It was created by sculptor Graham Ibbeson.
One of Morecambe’s landmark buildings is the partially renovated Victoria Pavillion or Morecambe Winter Gardens.This was once a venue for swimming baths, a grand theatre, a restaurant and a ballroom.
Happy Mount park is open all year round with plenty of activities for children and adults. A fantastic place to bring the family. Today’s family-friendly attractions cater for more modern tastes, whilst carefully retaining the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity of a traditional park.
Take a wander down the Stone Jetty for a splendid view of the bay and a breath of fresh sea air. While there you can enjoy a wide range of snacks and drinks from the Stone Jetty Cafe.
Fancy a night of entertainment? Visit The Platform for top quality music and performances. Situated in a restored Edwardian railway station on Morecambe promenade, The Platform caters to all kinds of genres and tastes, there’s sure to be something to suit you.