Morecambe is home to one of the UK’s most famous Art Deco treasures – the beautifully refurbished Midland Hotel which is the centrepiece to a host of historic architecture in Morecambe. The resort boasts a fine selection of seaside holiday attractions including its glorious long 5 mile flat level promenade with views across to the Lake District mountains. Morecambe’s stunning sandy beach bays are perfect for families and a choice of amusements and kids play areas line the promenade.
Restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars, cinemas, Splash Pools, bowling and Megazone laser adventure are some of Morecambe’s many seaside holiday attractions. Not forgetting too the resort’s famous sunsets! Morecambe’s promenade is dotted with sculptures including most famously the Eric Morecambe statue. Morecambe Bay is also a real hotspot for bird watching, with the sand flats and salt marshes providing a feeding ground for wading birds and wildfowl.
Happy Mount Park
Head to fun family Happy Mount Park, a beautiful park constructed in the 1920s, where you’ll find a host of attractions including Pirate Adventure Golf, an Aqua Splash Park and a famous cafe serving delicious coffees and ice cream! A miniature train, tennis, pitch & putt and an enchanting Victorian roundabout are all here in Morecambe’s Happy Mount Park.
Winter Gardens Tours
First opened as The Victoria Pavillion Theatre in 1897, The Morecambe Winter Gardens on Central Promenade has played host to greatest in show business through the decades. With high profile celebrity patrons, the theatre has seen some exciting renovations in recent time. Enjoy year round events here at the beautiful Winter Gardens from Heritage Festivals to Music Festivals and take a tour of one of Morecambe’s most treasured historic buildings.
The Art Deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe
The Midland Hotel Morecambe is one of this historic seaside resort’s most spectacular heritage architectural gems. First opened on 12th July 1933, it wasn’t the first hotel on the site – The Northwestern Hotel opened in 1848 and later changed its name to the Midland when the Midland Railway took over the North Western Railway in 1871.
By the end of the 1920s Morecambe had evolved into a popular seaside resort with demand far exceeding what the old Midland Hotel could offer. With the onset of the 1930s depression a cheaper preference for English seaside holidays saw the commissioning of the new Midland hotel in 1932 by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company.
When it came to modernising the Midland, designer Oliver Hill had only recently been converted to modernism and took total control of the project both inside and out. The Midland was to be essentially the first modern hotel to be built in a natural environment.
Magnificently white, three storey and concave shaped with sea views from all rooms, Hill was meticulous about detail from the stunning seahorse carvings on the front entrance to the interior Ceiling Medallion artwork and windows with a hint of blue glass. The Midland quickly rose to fame, attracting numerous famous guests including many celebrities who performed at the nearby Morecambe Winter Gardens including George Formby. Other high profile guests have included Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, Winston Churchil and Noel Coward.
Experience the glitz and glamour of 1930s Art Deco in Morecambe – you don’t have to be booked into the hotel to enjoy afternoon tea or a delicious snack or meal in the Sun Terrace Restaurant. A deluxe spa, conference and wedding facilities and find dining are all in-house.