Morecambe has a wonderful combination of coast and countryside right on its doorstep with the Lakeland Fells as a stunning backdrop. At the heart of the resort is the splendid promenade stretching for five delightful miles and where you’ll find the larger than life statue of the town’s most famous son - comedy legend Eric Morecambe. This charming seaside town is also renowned for its variety of seabirds such as steel cormorants, gannets and razorbills and the local TERN project celebrates this abundance of nature with a series of striking sculptures positioned along the seafront. Relax on the sweep of golden sand or head to Happy Mount Park where you’ll find brass bands, ornamental gardens, nature trails, crazy golf and a putting green. Morecambe’s heritage centre next to the Grade II Winter Gardens has an intriguing collection of items from its entertainment heyday with posters and exhibits from its variety, comedy and railway heritage.
Keswick & Lake Windermere Cruise
We head to Keswick where you might like to visit its quaint Market Square, nineteenth century Moot Hall or one of the interesting museums or local art and craft galleries. Maybe you’ll fancy strolling to the lakeshore to hire a rowing boat. From here we continue to sparkling Lake Windermere where we enjoy wonderful views of soaring mountains, secluded bays and woodland isles as we cruise the Queen of the Southern Lakes.
Grange-over-Sands & Ulverston
We begin our day in old world Grange-over-Sands, a sleepy coastal retreat on the southern tip of the Cartmel Peninsula. This quaint resort has a distinctive Edwardian flavour and is home to leafy parks and ornamental gardens. From here, we move on to the pleasant market town of Ulverston, birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to the world’s only Laurel & Hardy Museum as well as a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways.
We call at Carlisle on our way home where attractions include a 900-year-old castle, located close to Hadrian’s wall and housing the turret where Mary, Queen of scots was held prisoner. Carlisle also has a medieval cathedral with beautiful stained glass windows and the impressive Prior’s tower within its grounds. Leafy Rickerby Park on the banks of the River Eden is the city’s lungs and features a Victorian folly tower and a poignant war memorial.
The comfortable Headway Hotel rests on Morecambe’s East Promenade enjoying lovely views over the bay and has a quiet lounge as well as an entertainment venue.
GLENTON customers who rate the hotel either good or excellent:
Comfort & cleanliness: 92%