Visit Morecambe and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Morecambe, Lancashire. Morecambe was originally Poulton-le-Sands, an ancient fishing village mentioned in the Domesday Book, and became popular as a holiday resort about half a century ago, following the construction of the railway. In the Town Hall grounds is a gateway from Old Poulton Hall, which was on the site of the present open-air market and which belonged to the paternal ancestors of George Washington. Growth of the town as a resort necessitated the building of a new port at Heysham between 1900 and 1904. Now the M6 which passes only 4 miles to the East makes access still easier. Morecambe Bay is vast, and it is possible to walk across the sands to Grange-over-sands, but not, the council rightly insists, without the safety of an official guide. These official walks take three hours and may be cancelled if rainfall has endangered the channels. Moored off the central promenade is Moby Dick, the famous sailing ship.
Heysham is a very old village. There is evidence that its church was built by the Angles in the 7th century. Dedicated to St Peter, the church is modelled on the ruins of St Patrick's Chapel which a previous generation of Angles destroyed. The chancel was added in the 14th century, making the original church into the present nave. The south aisle was built on in the 15th century, and lengthened in the 17th. The north aisle was added in 1864.
Several of Peter Scott's books on wild birds deal partly with Morecambe Bay, which has various winter migrant flocks, and breeding grounds in the area. The eider and sheld-duck are notable.
Nearby towns: Blackpool, Carnforth, Chipping, Fleetwood, Grange-over-Sands, Lancaster, Poulton-le-fylde
Nearby villages: Aldingham, Arkholme, Arnside, Bardsea, Bare, Baycliff, Bolton le Sands, Borwick, Cark, Cartmel, Caton, Claughton, Cockerham, Flookburgh, Galgate, Gressingham, Hale, Hest Bank, Heysham, Holker, Holme, Hornby, Kents Bank, Marshaw, Melling, Nether Kellet, Over Kellet, Pilling, Scorton, Scorton, Scotforth, Shireshead, Silverdale, Tarnbrook, Torrisholme, Ulverston, Warton
Have you decided to visit Morecambe or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Morecambe bed and breakfast (a Morecambe B&B or Morecambe b and b)
- a Morecambe guesthouse
- a Morecambe hotel (or motel)
- a Morecambe self-catering establishment, or
- other Morecambe accommodation