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YOU’re guaranteed an enjoyable stay whether it’s heritage, the great outdoors, shopping, culture or just relaxing

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Morecambe Bay Morecambe has the WOW factor! Take a walk on the wild side Bring me sunshine!

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Lancaster City Spoilt for choice in Lancaster A small city with a big history

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Carnforth Romance is on track in Carnforth

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Lune Valley The Lune Valley - Picture Perfect

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2014 Events Highlights How to use this Guide Where to stay Guide Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes Attractions and Shopping Maps

LANCASTER, MORECAMBE AND  THE LUNE VALLEY are WAIting to GIVE yoU  A WARM WELCOME TO LANCASHIRE

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Your adventure starts here.

Welcome to a place where  you can explore the historic city of Lancaster and enjoy watching the tide lapping the shores of the magnificent Morecambe Bay… Where you can admire the beauty of the Lune Valley immortalised in paint and poetry by the greats and visit a railway station featured in one of the most romantic films of all time. Lancaster, Morecambe Bay and the Lune Valley are located cheek by jowl. Make your base at any of these spots and you’re guaranteed an enjoyable stay whether your interests be heritage, the great outdoors, shopping, culture or just relaxing. According to TripAdvisor, Lancaster is one of the top ten fastest growing European visitor h  ot spots. It’s a compact city with a cosmopolitan atmosphere which boasts a castle owned by the Queen, one of the grandest monuments in England and an events calendar including one of the North’s biggest fireworks displays and the UK’s largest outdoor walkabout theatre experience. Nearby, is the glorious Morecambe Bay with its international reputation for stunning sunsets and wonderful wildlife. See it best from pretty coastal villages and viewing points or from the seaside town of Morecambe, birthplace of the iconic comedian Eric Morecambe, which hosts a range of family friendly summertime festivals. Surrounding Lancaster and Morecambe Bay is some of the best English countryside you’ll find including two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lune Valley wending its way to the attractive market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Time and tide may wait for no man but Lancaster, Morecambe and the Lune Valley are waiting to give you a warm Lancashire welcome. Read on to discover what more this fantastic area has to offer.

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Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure accuracy in this publication, we cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. All details are correct at the time of going to print but unexpected changes to the programme can happen. Please check by telephone or website before setting out on your journey.

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WOW!

Morecambe Bay really does have the wow fact

Morecambe Bay also takes in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take in the view from any point on this impressive coastline and it will stay with you long after your visit is over. Morecambe Bay is surrounded by attractive towns and villages. At its heart is the seaside town of Morecambe whose motto ‘Beauty Surrounds, Health Abounds’ couldn’t be more appropriate.

as the sun goes down on morecambe enjoy one of the world’s most amazing sunsets

Is there anything better for the health than breathing in fresh sea

And another quirky village on the Bay well worth a visit is

air while sauntering along a promenade which has outstanding

Sunderland Point where you can find ‘Sambo’s Grave’, a

views across to the Lakeland Fells?

poignant reminder of the area’s connection to the slave trade.

Morecambe Bay is surrounded by attractive towns and villages And as the sun goes down on Morecambe Bay, enjoy one of the world’s most amazing sunsets. Just along the coast nestled on the cliffside overlooking Morecambe Bay is the charming village of Heysham, famed for

Morecambe Bay also takes in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Arnside itself has a lovely promenade with more stunning views which can also be appreciated from Arnside Knott, a 500 foot limestone hill. The pretty village of Silverdale has attracted visitors for centuries, among them the Victorian novelist Mrs Gaskell who frequently holidayed there.

its 8th Century St Patrick’s Chapel, Viking rock hewn graves

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Morecambe Bay – certainly a place to write home about.

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The pretty village of Silverdale has attracted visitors for centuries

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Take a walk... on the

Take a walk with a difference – across beautiful Morecambe Bay.

Morecambe Bay offers walkers a unique experience, but such can be the treacherous nature of the sands that the Queen appoints a special guide to lead the way. And Cedric Robinson, the Queen’s Guide to the Sands, has just celebrated 50 years in this special role guiding thousands of walkers across the bay from May to September.

THE EIGHT MILE JOURNEY FROM ARNSIDE TO KENTS BANK IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE The eight-mile journey from Arnside to Kents Bank is a once in a lifetime experience and the views are incredible. Other walks which follow the stunning Morecambe Bay coastline and can be done independently are Lancashire Coastal Way and Cumbria Coastal Way which both begin in Silverdale. And once you’ve built up an appetite after all this walking, tuck into the local delicacy with the national reputation – Morecambe Bay shrimps – or some mouthwatering Lancashire hot pot washed down with locally brewed ales.

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Get back to nature in Morecambe Bay. The unique ecology of Morecambe Bay, which is the largest expanse of intertidal mudflats and sand in the UK, makes it one of the country’s most important areas for birdlife. It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise all year round but from August to April everyone can enjoy spotting the thousands of birds that return to Morecambe Bay from their breeding grounds. Many of these birds, including oystercatchers, knot, and curlew, inspired the award-winning Tern Project , a series of unusual artworks along Morecambe’s Central Promenade and Stone Jetty. Even more opportunities to appreciate the area’s birdlife and wildlife in general are available close by in Silverdale at the RSPB’s Leighton Moss, the largest reedbed in the North West. You can also watch displays of fantastic birds of prey soaring high above the nearby Leighton Hall, home of the famous furniture-making Gillow dynasty. For a more down to earth experience, the coastline of Morecambe Bay offers one of the most scenic train rides in Britain.

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Bring me sunshine in your smile!

At the heart of the resort is Morecambe’s award-winning promenade SURROUNDING GOLDEN SANDS WHERE ACTIVITIES ARE HELD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Bring some sunshine into your life and find much more to do with a visit to Morecambe. The seaside town was the birthplace of Eric Morecambe and his statue, unveiled by the Queen in 1999, has become one of the most photographed in the country. Strike the famous Morecambe and Wise pose beside the comic for the perfect souvenir of your visit. The Eric Morecambe statue is a highlight of Morecambe’ s promenade which has yet another iconic destination – the Midland Hotel.

THE ERIC MORECAMBE STATUE IS A HIGHLIGHT OF THE PROMENADE When Eric was a lad, this internationally renowned art deco hotel welcomed the rich and famous. Now you can experience The Midland’s charms for yourself. Many of the hotel’s star guests performed at the nearby Winter Gardens theatre which regularly opens its doors for guided tours. 8

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Today, there’s a varied programme of entertainment at The Platform, once the town’s railway station, which is also home to Morecambe Visitor Information Centre.

the beach is the perfect backdrop for a range of festivals held throughout the summer All these attractions are just a few minute’s walk away from Morecambe’s sandy beaches. Build sandcastles with your bucket and spade, relax in a deckchair or enjoy a refreshing stroll and feel the sand beneath your feet. The beach is also the perfect backdrop for a range of festivals held in Morecambe throughout the summer season. And there’s more traditional family fun on offer at Happy Mount Park with its adventure playground, splash park and other attractions, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face – just like Morecambe’s most famous son. www.citycoastcountryside.co.uk


there’s MUCH more to do IN MORECAMBE ERIC MORECAMBE STATUE With a stunning backdrop of Morecambe Bay, no trip is complete without seeing the larger-than-life Eric Morecambe Statue!

HAPPY MOUNT PARK A traditional family park with plenty of attractions for all ages, including a free splash park. As seen on children’s Cbeebies!

TERN PROJECT Celebrating the birdlife of Morecambe Bay, follow the incredible award-winning sculptures along the seafront throughout Morecambe.

THE MIDLAND HOTEL The stunning 1930s art deco Midland Hotel overlooks the uninterrupted coastline of Morecambe Bay, offering inspiring views to the Lakes.

Sea side fun!

FESTIVALS Annual seaside events in Morecambe from beach activities, firework displays, traditional funfair, outdoor shows and much more.

THE FAMOUS SUNSET At the end of the day, sit back and watch one of the best sunsets in the world as the sun dips into the sea.

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Whether you’re a culture vulture, foodie or shopaholic, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Lancaster Lancaster is an Arts City full of cultural activity from theatres and live music to galleries, cinemas, literature and dance.

Lancaster’s heritage as a market town still continues with the twice-weekly Charter Market in bustling Market Square right in the centre of the city.

In the summer, Lancaster is also home to the UK’s biggest outdoor walkabout theatre season performed by The Dukes theatre in the city’s beautiful Williamson Park.

The vintage vibe is alive in Lancaster too at The Assembly Rooms with its wealth of retro clothing, antiques and collectables and at the growing number of specialist vintage shops.

Lancaster is also home to the  UK’s biggest outdoor walkabout  theatre season

When you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, there’s plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and pubs ready to revive you with a warm Lancashire welcome, refreshments and menus to suit all tastes and pockets.

You can enjoy a slice of Lancaster’s cultural life all year round and every first Friday of the month, venues join forces to present special events, many of them free, showcasing the area’s amazing arts activity. One of the beauties of Lancaster is that it’s a compact city with a pedestrianised centre where theatres, music venues and galleries are just a few minute’s walk from shops,pubs and eateries. Wander along one of Lancaster’s charming streets and you’ll find a wide variety of independent and individual shops, cafes and restaurants alongside the familiar chains. Town Hall, Dalton Square 10

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Discover the treasures of Lancaster’s rich history from Romans to the present day.

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Canal Boat Trips The bustling Lancaster city centre Your adventure starts here

A variety of canal cruises on the beautiful Lancaster Canal.

Includes Ashton Memorial and Butterfly House as well as events and festivals all year.

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Explore Lancaster... a small city with a big

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St George’s Quay and Lancaster Priory from the River Lune

The Queen has a castle here and the city is overlooked by one of the grandest monuments in England – the Ashton Memorial. Stroll through Lancaster and you’ll find history around every corner. A good starting point is Lancaster City Museum and one of its star attractions, a Roman tombstone dating to around 100AD. Roman forts once stood where Lancaster’s imposing castle now welcomes visitors. Be transported back in time as you step into Lancaster Castle with its magnificent Shire Hall, dark dungeons, and working courtrooms which have witnessed famous trials including the Pendle Witches and the Birmingham Six. Take a guided tour of this iconic building to find out more. Lancaster’s fortune was made as a port in Georgian times and you’ll discover one of the era’s many architectural gems, the Maritime Museum, on St George’s Quay.

A trip to the spectacular  Ashton Memorial in Williamson  Park is not to be missed Another of Lancaster’s four museums, The Judge’s Lodgings, is based in the city’s oldest townhouse and features the renowned collection of Gillow furniture, once produced in Lancaster, and the nostalgic Museum of Childhood. Just around the corner, experience an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life at the Cottage Museum. Walking through Lancaster, you’ll find many landmarks associated with the city’s most prominent Victorian and Edwardian entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

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Lan caster’ s Ma ritim e Mu seu m A trip to the spectacular Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park is not to be missed and neither is The Storey, now a creative industries hub and also home to Lancaster Visitor Information Centre. And in this centenary year of World War One, don’t forget that Lancaster was the birthplace of Laurence Binyon who penned the immortal words “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We Will Remember Them”. Your adventure starts here

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Only five miles north of Lancaster and Morecambe, Carnforth’s location was just perfect for Oscar-winning director, Sir David Lean, when he chose the town’s railway station to film the most iconic scenes for his 1945 classic Brief Encounter, described as one of  the greatest romantic films of all time.

Romance is right on when you embark on to Carnforth... Almost 70 years on, you can watch the film in the award-winning Visitor Centre at Carnforth railway station, have your picture taken under the famous clock which featured so prominently and enjoy a romantic taste of days gone by in the faithfully replicated Refreshment Room. Carnforth’s proud history as a railway town is also reflected at the Visitor Centre which offers fascinating exhibitions, regular events and a gift shop. Just a short stroll away in this compact town full of independent shops, is Carnforth Bookshop, which stocks more than 100,000 secondhand and antiquarian books plus a selection of new books, gifts and toys.

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WARTON CRAG IS IDEAL FOR HIKING, CLIMBING AND ABSEILING If outdoor pursuits are more your style, visit Warton Crag which overlooks Carnforth and is ideal for hiking, climbing and abseiling. The village of Warton, the ancestral home of America’s first President, George Washington, is well worth discovering too.

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Also nearby is Greenland’s Farm, a great family attraction, as well as the canal network which links Carnforth to many of the surrounding villages and beautiful countryside.

Carnforth Station Museum

And if you fancy seeing where the BBC’s 2013 series of Autumnwatch was filmed, Leighton Moss RSPB Nature Reserve is just a few miles away, proving that Carnforth and the surrounding district continue to be a star attraction. 15


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perfect Follow in the footsteps of painters and poets and discover the perfect landscape of the Lune Valley. One of the English countryside’s unspoilt gems, the Lune Valley begins just a few minutes drive from Lancaster and borders the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales.

one of THE ENGLISH countryside’s unspoilt gems, the lune valley begins just a few miles from lancaster For centuries it has provided inspiration for artists and writers,

RUSKINS VIEW - the view across the river lune so impressed john ruskin that is was named after him See what he meant by taking a walk up to Gray’s Seat near Caton where the magnificent panorama featuring Ingleborough and the Howgill Fells unfolds. Just further along the Lune Valley is the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale where the view across the River Lune so impressed John Ruskin that it was named after him.

among them Wordsworth and Turner. The poet Thomas Gray was particularly impressed by the Crook O’Lune which he described as having “every feature which constitutes a perfect landscape.” 16

There are many opportunities to enjoy walks in the area featuring waterways and beautiful countryside including the Lune Valley Ramble from Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale; the Luneside Walk; the River Lune Millennium Park and stretches of the Lancaster Canal. www.citycoastcountryside.co.uk


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things to see and do around THE LUNE VALLEY Lune Valley Ramble The Lune Valley Ramble traces the course of the River Lune’s lower reaches through some of the North West’s finest lowland countryside.

crook o’ lune If you’d rather take two wheels, the riverside cycleway follows the Lune from Lancaster and is also part of the 170-mile Way of the Roses cycle route from nearby Morecambe to Bridlington. The Lune Valley is also ideal for those who enjoy fishing, birdwatching or horseriding. Picturesque villages with their unique heritage and individual shops, cafes and pubs are dotted throughout the Lune Valley with many hosting quirky events throughout the year including an art trail and a scarecrow festival. Your adventure starts here

Take in the views and picnic at the exact spot that inspired JMW Turner to paint one of his masterpieces.

charming villages Visit the coaching hamlet of Hornby to see its imposing Grade I listed Castle dating back to the 12th century or head to Wray, the Scarecrow capital of Lancashire!

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Events Highlights 2014 All these events and lots more are featured on www.citycoastcountryside.co.uk or contact our Visitor Information Centres on 01524 582808/582394 January 17th - 18th: Snow White The Winter Gardens, Morecambe T: 01524 422180 26th : The Promenade Concert Orchestra The Platform, Morecambe T: 01524 582803 30th : Live at Lica, I Fagiolini: Strange Harmony of Love Lancaster University www.liveatlica.org

February Feb to Nov : Gresgarth Hall Gardens every Second Sunday. T: 01524 771838 5th : Dark History Tour Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle T: 01524 64998

17th : Medieval Workshops Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle T: 01524 64998 19th : Easter Eggstravaganza Happy Mount Park, Morecambe T: 01524 401140 19th - May 10th : The Life and Times of Mitchell & Kenyon The Dukes, Lancaster T: 01524 598500 26th : Opera Highlights Concert Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle T: 01524 64998 26th - 5th May: Wray Scarecrow Festival Wray Village T: 01524 222311

May

6th : Hedgelaying Training Day Forest of Bowland AONB T: 01200 448000

May - Sept : Brass Band Concerts Happy Mount Park, Morecambe T: 01524 582808

20th : Live at Lica - Cabaret Verite Soirees Parisienne Lancaster University www.liveatlica.org

Up to 5th May - Wray Scarecrow Festival Wray Village T: 01524 222311

March Magic Day Happy Mount Park, Morecambe T: 01524 401140 6th – 8th: Lancaster Beer Festival 25th Anniversary Lancaster Town Hall www.lancasterbeerfest.org 7th : Swing Commanders The Platform, Morecambe T: 01524 582803 20th : Live at Lica - National Youth Jazz Orchestra Lancaster University www.liveatlica.org 26th - 29th : Oliver by Starstruck The Winter Gardens, Morecambe T: 01524 422180

April 5th : Lancaster & District Choral Society, Brass Band The Winter Gardens, Morecambe T: 01524 422180 5th – 22nd : Greenlands Farm Village End of Term Fun on the Farm T: 01524 784184 13th : Witches Revenge Obstacle course Salt Ayre Sports Centre T: 01524 847540 18

2nd - 4th : Morecambe Variety Fest The Winter Gardens, Morecambe T: 01524 422180 3rd - 4th : Children’s Literature Festival Lancaster Castle T: 01524 848525 4th : Morecambe Carnival Morecambe Promenade www.morecambecarnival.org

21st : Houghton Weavers & Morecambe Brass Band The Winter Gardens, Morecambe T: 01524 422180 21st – 22nd : Catch the Wind Kite Festival Morecambe T: 01524 831997 22nd : Aquaducked Duck Race and Dragon Boat Races Halton Army Camp, Halton Road, Lancaster www.aquaducked.co.uk 27th - 29th : The Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail T : 01524 702563 28th : Armed Forces Day Lancaster Castle T: 01524 848525 Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Happy Mount Park, Morecambe T: 01524 401140

July 4th - 16th Aug : Hansel & Gretel and More Williamson Park, Lancaster The Dukes Walkabout Theatre T: 01524 598500 6th : Leighton Hall’s Classic Car Rally T: 01524 734474 5th - 6th : Historical Re-enactment Lancaster Castle. T: 01524 848525

4th - 5th : Lancaster Food and Drink Festival Lancaster Leisure Park T: 01524 844734

5th - 6th : Free Family fun weekend Festival Market Morecambe www.lancaster.gov.uk/festivalmarket

30th May - 1st June Holker Garden Festival T: 015395 58838

All the Fun of the Fair Happy Mount Park, Morecambe T: 01524 401140

June

19th : West End Festival More Music, Morecambe’s Regent Park T: 01524 831997

1 and 7th – 8th : Lunesdale Studio Arts Trail www.lunesdalearts.co.uk 7th : Bare Village Fest, Bare Village Morecambe www.barevillage.co.uk 11th June - 27th August : “Fellsman” steam train, (every Wednesday) T: 0845 310 2458/2489 17th : Leighton Hall’s Shakespeare in the Garden, The Comedy of Errors T: 01524 734474 18th : Henry IV Part II The Dukes, Lancaster T: 01524 598500

25th : Leighton Hall’s Shakespeare in the Garden, Macbeth T: 01524 734474 26th : George Formby Convention The Winter Gardens, Morecambe T: 01524 422180 Pirate’s Day Happy Mount Park, Morecambe T: 01524 401140 26th – 27th : Tutti Frutti 1950s Festival The Platform, Morecambe T: 01524 833885 www.citycoastcountryside.co.uk


August 3rd: Heysham Car Rally www.heyshamonline.co.uk 12th - Lunesdale Agricultural Show Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale T: 01524 582394

31st : Halloween Tours Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle T: 01524 64998 31st : Halloween The Winter Gardens, Morecambe T: 01524 422180

14th : World War One Workshops Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle T: 01524 64998

31st : Chidren’s Horrible Halloween Party Lancaster Castle (with NICE @ TheCastle) T: 01524 848525

14th - 16th : Morecambe Beer Fest The Winter Gardens Morecambe T: 01524 422180

31st : Halloween Fest Happy Mount Park, Morecambe T: 01524 401140

16th - 17th : Model Railway Weekend Carnforth Visitor Centre T: 01524 735165

November

23rd : Murder Mystery Shire Hall,Lancaster Castle T: 01524 64998

September 5th - 7th : Vintage By The Sea Morecambe Promenade and Winter Gardens T:01524 582808 7th : Railwayana Collectors Fair Carnforth Visitor Centre T: 01524 735165 8th - 12th : Morecambe Golf Festival T: 01524 853116/855200

1st : Lancaster Fireworks (Part of LUL) T: 01524 582394 15th - 16th : Christmas Craft and Food Fair Greenlands Farm Village T:01524 784184 23rd : Christmas Lights Switch On Lancaster T: 01524 582394 23rd : Christmas Lights Switch On Morecambe T: 01524 416922

December Christmas Grotto weekends throughout Dec Festival Market, Morecambe www.lancaster.gov.uk/festivalmarket 1st - 31st : Christmas Countdown with Santa Arndale Centre,Morecambe T : 01524 416922 6th - 7th : Kirkby Lonsdale Xmas Fair and Santa Parade T: 01524 582808 10th : Morecambe Lantern Festival West End, Morecambe www.moremusic.org.uk 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st - 24th : Santa’s Magical Grotto. Greenlands Farm Village T: 01524 784184 13th : Christmas Tree Festival / Santa’s Christmas Cracker. Carnforth Visitor Centre T: 01524 735165 18th - 20th : Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly. Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle T: 01524 64998

Exhibition Highlights

11th - 14th : Heritage Open days 20th Anniversary T: 01524 582394 / 582808

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19th - 21st : Lancaster Jazz Festival www.lancasterjazz.com

5th April - 6 Sept : First Saturday of month Art on Platform 1

Sept : Annual Dog Show Festival Market www.lancaster.gov.uk/festivalmarket

6th Jan – 24th March : Changing Tracks

City Museum, Lancaster : WW1 Exhibition Maritime Museum, St George’s Quay, Lancaster: 19th Nov 2013 – 9 Mar 2014 : Everything Under the Sun : images from the Morecambe Bay Publicity Archive, Morecambe’s heyday in the 50s and 60s.

27th - 28th : PARANORTH The Lothersdale Hotel and the Winter Gardens, Morecambe T: 01524 582808

October 1st : The Origins of the First World War, talk by Graham Kemp Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle T: 01524 64998 9th - 13th : Lancaster Music Festival www.lancastermusicfestival.com

April – June : Ribble Steam Museum July – Sept : Art of Nostalgia II Oct – Dec : Phoenix Photographic Society Arteria Gallery, Lancaster www.arteriashop.co.uk January – April : Refined May – August : Paint September - January 2015 : Winter The Storey, Lancaster www.thestorey.co.uk, T: 01524 509094

Guided walks, tours and talks and other activities offered during the year Tours of Lancaster Cemetery www.lancastercivicsociety.org Catwalks Themed Lancaster Walks www.catwalks-lancaster.co.uk RSPB Leighton Moss www.rspb.org.uk/leightonmoss Festival of Bowland www.forestofbowland.com

15th : Lancaster LitFest T: 01524 62166

31st Jan – 21st Mar : Wu Chi-Tsung: Recalibrate

17th - 18th : Ghostly Tales Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle T: 01524 64998

2nd - 22nd Nov : Your Country Needs You

Lancashire Wildlife Trust www.lancswt.org.uk

Maiden Bridge Gallery

27th - 1st : Light Up Lancaster Light up the Waterways, Light up the Streets, Light up the Skies T: 01524 582394

www.lunesdalearts.co.uk

Peter Wade Guided Walks T: 01524 420905

27th - 31st : Half Term and Halloween Activities Festival Market, Morecambe www.lancaster.gov.uk/festivalmarket 28th - 1st : “I put a spell on you” Arndale Centre, Morecambe T: 01524 416922 Your adventure starts here

29th Mar – 23rd April : Human Elements

24th May – September : Summer Exhibition July – August : Peter Brook August – Sept : Sculptor Vladimir Tsivin

Canal and River Trust www.canalrivertrust.org.uk Cross Bay Walks 01524 582808

Morecambe Bay, Morecambe www.morecambebay.org.uk / www.2020v.org Mid May - 29 June : 2020VISION Photography Exhibition

Disclaimer: Events and exhibitions information correct at time of going to print. Please always check before making a special journey.

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Using this Guide All the accommodation featured in this guide has been quality assessed by either VisitBritain or the AA, or has recently applied for a rating and is awaiting assessment. Please be aware that ratings may change throughout the year. To confirm a rating please visit www.VisitEngland.com or telephone VisitBritain on 0208 563 3309 or email: feedback@visitbritain.org For AA ratings, visit www.theAA.com or telephone: 01256 844455 or email: customer.services@theAA.com All the national assessing bodies (VisitBritain, VisitScotland, VisitWales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria and award one to five stars. The star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience.

When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official marque of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme. The Enjoy England professional assessors visit every year, carrying out a routine day visit or an overnight stay in the case of serviced accommodation. On these occasions, they book in as you would, as a normal guest and test all the facilities and services. A quality score is awarded for every aspect of the experience including the comfort of the bed, the quality of the breakfast and dinner and, most importantly, the cleanliness. They also score the warmth of welcome. Places that ‘go the extra mile’ to make your stay a special one, will be awarded a high star rating and hotels and guest accommodation may achieve a Gold or Silver award. For self-catering accommodation, the layout and design of the accommodation and the range and quality of the kitchen equipment is assessed, as well as the quality and comfort of the bedrooms and bathrooms and most importantly, the cleanliness. Higher star-rated accommodation tends to have more spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, and in hotels a higher staff to guest ratio, so service should be very attentive. At five star, you can really expect to be pampered in luxurious surroundings!

For serviced accommodation, there are two separate schemes – one for hotels and one for guest accommodation. Hotel Categories:

Guest Accommodation Categories: Guest Accommodation is the category which encompasses anything from one-room bed and breakfasts to the larger places found in our coastal resorts, which may offer dinner and may be licensed. Bed and Breakfasts generally accommodate no more than six people. It’s like staying as a special guest in someone’s home. Farmhouses offer bed and breakfast and sometimes dinner, always on a farm. Guest Houses tend to have more than three rooms and may offer dinner to their guests. Some may be licensed. Restaurants with Rooms are just that. The restaurant is the main business and they will be licensed. They generally offer a small number of bedrooms with all the facilities you would expect and breakfast. Inns are pubs with rooms which serve food in the evenings, as well as breakfast. Sometimes access to guest accommodation may be restricted during the day, but you will be advised on booking. Guest accommodation tends to be personally run by the owners.

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Bathroom/shower rooms cannot be shared with the owners. If bedroom not en suite, then wash basin in bedroom

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HHHHH All bedrooms en suite or private bathroom Sometimes a bed and breakfast or guest house has exceptional bedrooms and bathrooms and offers guests a very special welcome, but cannot achieve a higher star rating because, for example, they do not have any en suite bedrooms, nor can they easily put wash basins in the bedrooms (three star). This is sometimes the case with period properties. They might not have the minimum 50% of bathrooms with bath and shower (four star). Of course, you will find accommodation with 100% en suite bedrooms at all the star ratings, so refer to the descriptions in this guide to help you make your choice.

Hotels have a minimum of six bedrooms, but more likely to have 20+ rooms.

For self-catering accommodation, the layout and design of the accommodation and the range and quality of the kitchen equipment is assessed, as well as the quality and comfort of the bedrooms and bathrooms and most importantly, the cleanliness.

Small Hotels have a maximum of 20 bedrooms and likely to be more personally run. Country House Hotels have ample grounds or gardens, in a rural or semi-rural location, with emphasis on peace and quiet. Town House Hotels are in a city/town centre location and are of high quality with a distinctive style. High ratio of staff to guests. Metro Hotels are found in city/town centres, offering full hotel services, but no dinner. Will be within easy walking distance of a range of places to eat. Budget Hotels are part of a chain of branded hotels offering clean and comfortable en suite facilities, 24 hour reservations and a consistent level of facilities. They are not awarded a star rating.

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HHHHH Some permanent luxury suites Enhanced services such as concierge. Of course, many lower star-rated hotels may offer some of the above, but just do not meet all of the expectations for the higher star ratings. Sometimes a hotel has exceptional bedrooms and bathrooms and offers its guests a very special welcome, but cannot achieve a higher star rating because, for example, it does not offer dinner every evening (two star), room service (three star) or does not have the minimum 50% of bathrooms with bath and shower (four star). Your adventure starts here

Campus - Enjoy England’s campus scheme covers the universities and colleges that are able to accommodate visitors during the vacation periods on a bed and breakfast basis. Generally the rooms are en suite and there will be plenty of single rooms, so large groups will not present a problem. Campus accommodation is star-rated one to five, reflecting the quality of the accommodation. Hostels provide safe, budget-priced accommodation for young people, families and larger groups and are star-rated. Higher rated accommodation often provides en suite rooms. Holiday, touring, and camping parks and holiday villages - Enjoy England awards star ratings reflecting the overall quality of the park from one to five stars - five stars being reserved for parks of exceptional quality.

If you choose to stay in any of Enjoy England’s quality-assessed accommodation, you can be confident that it has been checked out before you check in. For more information on the Enjoy England Quality Rose assessment schemes and the star ratings, go to www.enjoyEngland.com The VisitBritain National Accessible Standard for self-catering and serviced accommodation has been reviewed. Accommodation that displays one or more of the signs shown is committed to accessibility. However, it is advisable to check specific requirements at the time of booking. For Visit England ratings: Quality in Tourism Farncombe House, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7LJ feedback@visitbritain.org

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Each year Morecambe and Lancaster Visitor Information Centres welcome around 200,000 visitors

Whether you are looking for travel, and transport information, to book event tickets or accommodation, or suggestions for a great day out, our friendly staff are happy to help. Call in to the Visitor Information Centres to browse our great range of books, gifts and souvenirs - or buy your gifts and tickets online at www.shopccc.co.uk.

Morecambe Visitor Information Centre Old Station Buildings, Marine Road, LA4 4DB T 01524 582808 | E morecambevic@lancaster.gov.uk www.visitmorecambe.co.uk Lancaster Visitor Information Centre The Storey, Meeting House Lane, LA41 1TH T 01524 582394 |E lancastervic@lancaster.gov.uk www.visitlancaster.co.uk Follow Us: /Lancaster-morcambeVICs

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MORECAMBE THE SEA CREST

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H H H GUEST ACCOMMODATION

Angele & Andy Davidson, 9-13 West End Road, Morecambe LA4 4DJ T: 01524 411006 info@seacrest-hotel.co.uk www.seacrest-hotel.co.uk Total Bedrooms: 31 (31 en-suite) 6 Single 11 Double 10 Twin 4 Family B&B: from £31 pppn For over 35 years, The Sea Crest has been welcoming guests with a warm and friendly atmosphere, attentive service & traditional good home cooking using the freshest quality produce. • All rooms are en-suite with TV, tea & coffee facilities, towels, toiletries & hairdryer, central heating & free WIFI • A passenger lift services all floors • Spacious dining room with lovely sea views, offering a varied breakfast & four course evening dinner menu (special diets catered for) • Friendly resident’s bar with occasional entertainment

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43-46 Marine Road West, Morecambe LA3 1BZ T: 01524 411573 F: 01524 874383 info@hotel-clifton.co.uk www.hotel-clifton.co.uk Total Bedrooms: 45 (45 en-suite) 10 Single 18 Double 10 Twin 7 Family B&B: from £30 pppn This unique, warm and friendly guest house is situated on Morecambe’s West Promenade, overlooking the splendid West End Gardens and Morecambe Bay. Set in a prime location just a 10 minute walk from the Globe Arena, Morecambe’s new football ground. • All rooms LCD TVs and Wi-Fi access • Lift service to most rooms • Fully licensed bar with large, comfortable lounge •Video games console for whole family • Darts, pool and table tennis +V Y U SmWy48 74G2MSR Your adventure starts here

We are a family run Guest House offering quality accommodation and food in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Situated in an excellent position on the Morecambe sea front, the views over the Bay and the Cumbrian fells are breathtaking and we are within easy reach of Lancaster and the Lake District. We have much to offer walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers as well as those of you visiting Morecambe on holiday or business.

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• Ramp access for wheelchair users • Limited free private on-site parking, CCTV monitored • Large group bookings welcome • 10 minutes walk to the Globe Arena Stadium • Cyclist groups welcome, secure indoor storage for bikes MAP M C10

H H H H GUEST ACCOMMODATION

Total Bedrooms: 10 (10 en-suite) 2 Single 5 Double 2 Twin 1 Family B&B: from £30 pppn

· 10 Comfortable ensuite guest rooms, all non-smoking · Ideally situated · Stunning views · Free car park · Free Wi-Fi · Flat screen TVs with freeview

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371 Marine Road, Morecambe LA4 5AH T: 01524 412034 info@ashleyhotel.co.uk www.ashleyhotel.co.uk

• Comfortable TV lounge with reading area & pool table • Special short breaks & weekly tariffs, including evening meal with no single supplement, reductions for pensioners & families • Groups and coach parties welcome • All major credit cards accepted • Christmas & New Year packages available, request a brochure

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ASHLEY GUEST HOUSE

· Tea/coffee making facilities · Delicious breakfast prepared using the finest local produce · Bedrooms with beautiful sea views · Open all year · All major credit cards accepted MAP M C4

THE CRAIGWELL

H H H H GUEST HOUSE

372 Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AH T: 01524 410095 craigwellhotel@gmail.com www.craigwellhotel.co.uk Total Bedrooms: 10 (10 en-suite) 4 Single 4 Double 2 Twin B&B: from £30 pppn Proprietors Gillian & Jim Catterall extend a warm welcome to the Craigwell, with stunning views over Morecambe Bay and ideally placed for trips to the Lakes, Dales & Lancaster. We offer fantastic home-cooked food & Fairtrade products. Our guest lounge has beautiful views of the Bay & all rooms are en-suite. Whether for business or pleasure the Craigwell is the perfect place to relax & unwind. +VYmf7H4MS

• Walkers, dogs & cyclists welcome • 10 comfortable ensuite guest rooms, all non-smoking • Premium rooms and suite available • Double glazing and central heating • Fairtrade products, environmental policy • Flat screen Freeview TV throughout • Free Wi-Fi • Car park, cycle storage • OPEN ALL YEAR

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MORECAMBE

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THE AUCKLAND HOTEL

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Luxury events and leisure hotel close to the historic city ofCentral Lancaster. 312-5 Marine Road, Promenade, Morecambe LA4 5AA

tea and coffee makers and TVs. We believe the first essentials of an enjoyable holiday are comfort, cleanliness, good customer T: 01524 412565 F: 01524 400862 info@aucklandhotel.co.uk This 4 star hotel set in its own grounds only minutes from the M6 and has a fabulous service and above all – the best of food. We are confident you will www.aucklandhotel.co.uk restaurant and separate bar and dining area, extensive leisure club, and beauty find them all at the Auckland. Available for Veterans reunions, WIs, Total 55 (55 is en-suite) salon.Bedrooms: Lancaster House a discerning choice for a memorable weekend break, Bridge & Whist holidays, cycling, dancing and walking groups. Visit 10 Singleoccasion, 10 Double 26 Twin 9 Family base for touring this beautiful region. special or even as a convenient us on Facebook. B&B: £33-£44 pppn Explore the superb coastline, Trough Bowland, Lune Special Valley reductions for senior citizens. Full Christmas programme. The Auckland Hotel Lancashire is situated on the seathe front, in anof ideal position and the Lake District all from this ideally located venue. Send SAE for full colour brochure and tariff to the resident for young and old holiday makers alike at the gateway to the proprietors: Valerie, Peter and Jason Bracken and Lisa Wood. Lakes, Dales and the Lune Valley. We are walking distance from Morecambe town centre and Gala Luxury Bingo. Morecambe • 55 en-suite rooms • Child sharing reductions Superbowl, Happy Mount Park and Morecambe Golf Course are all • Coach parties, OAP clubs • Varied entertainment programme within easy reach, as well as local bus and train stations. 01524 844822 • Lift • Car park Our modern bar lounge and dance floor provides a full and varied

englishlakes.co.uk entertainment programme, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Hills and Morecambe Bay. All bedrooms feature private facilities,

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Iconic Art Deco Hotel

The Midland, an Art-Deco classic. Choose this gem of the North West coastline for the ultimate in elegance and escapism. A perfect place to stay, The Midland offers an unforgettable cocktail of sophisticated glamour and magnificent views across Morecambe Bay to the Lake District Fells. Enjoy Afternoon Tea or Lunch in our Rotunda Bar, or admire the stunning sea view in The Conservatory Restaurant, where a menu of contemporary cuisine is served. Each of the hotel’s 44 rooms have been designed for maximum comfort, with all the modern amenities you would expect in a 4 star hotel. As well as conferences and weddings, The Midland hosts a variety of special events to enjoy an evening in real style.

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THE WESTLEIGH 9 Marine Road West, Morecambe LA3 1BS T: 01524 418352 info@westleighbay.co.uk www.westleighbay.co.uk

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H H H GUEST ACCOMMODATION

Total Bedrooms: 14 (14 Ensuite) 5 Single 4 Double 2 Twin 3 Family B&B: from £30 pppn

All rooms en-suite with tea/coffee facilities, Freeview TV, free Wi-Fi internet and central heating. Open all year round. Stunning sea views. We cater for cyclists, walkers and groups. Please call for long stay discounts.

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THE BEACH MOUNT

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395 Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AN T: 01524 420753 beachmounthotel@aol.com www.beachmounthotelmorecambe.co.uk Total Bedrooms: 10 (10 en-suite) 1 Single 7 Double 1 Twin 1 Family B&B: £24.00-£31 pppn

The Beach Mount is ideally situated on the select and quiet east promenade of Morecambe and has been run by Mr and Mrs Davison for the last 30 years. We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere to all. Many guests return year after year to enjoy our good quality accommodation and great breakfasts. Superior rooms available with twin or king sized beds, lounge area. Junior suite with private lounge and fabulous sea views. Our residential bar has panoramic views across the bay. Early and late season special offers. +V Y(2)W 4 f 7 4 M S

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THE BERKELEY

H H H SILVER GUEST ACCOMMODATION

39 Marine Road West, Morecambe LA3 1BZ T: 01524 418201 enquiries@berkeleymorecambe.co.uk www.berkeleymorecambe.co.uk

Family run & family friendly, the Berkeley is THE place to stay, be it for a holiday or short break. Situated on the promenade with stunning views of the Lake District hills across the Bay. Recently awarded the prestigious Silver Award to compliment its already high 3 star rating, Mal and Colette offer you comfort, good food and a friendly welcome. · Free wifi, cots, special diets and even buckets and spades are available to guests. · Secure storage for bikes available.

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Alex & Jean Blore, 356 Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AQ T: 01524 411333 enquiries@thebroadwaterhotel.co.uk www.thebroadwaterhotel.co.uk Total Bedrooms: 8 (8 en-suite) 3 Single 5 Double B&B: from £30 pppn

Cleanliness, locally sourced ingredients cooked fresh to order, Customer care and comfort are all very high on the agenda for the guests of Alex and Jean Blore. You can book with confidence to stay at our multi award winning accommodation, whether it is for one night or several, business or pleasure; we will endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as we can. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the guest house. All our rooms are en-suite and after a good night’s sleep in our comfy beds you can look forward to your award-winning breakfast to set you up for the day ahead. The menu includes a vegetarian option and we stock soya milk and gluten free bread. We are situated on Morcambe’s select East Promenade, with glorious views of the Lakeland hills across the Bay. Open all year with the exception of Christmas and New Year.

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MORECAMBE

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SANDOWN HOLIDAY FLATS

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Colin & Audrey Matthews, 367 Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AQ T: 01524 410933 www.sandownholidayflats.co.uk Units: Apartments 2 (sleeps 5 in each) Prices from: £130-£330 pw

Seafront position with magnificent views over Morecambe Bay and close to the town centre. Large flats, each occupying one full floor with a high standard of cleanliness. Central heating. Reduced terms early and late season and reductions for OAPs. Garage parking with each flat. Cyclists welcome. Resident proprietors. Brochures available on request. Non smoking premises. MAP M C4

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Mrs S. Holmes, 360/361 Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AQ T: 01524 411858 Units: Flats – self contained (sleeps from 2) Prices from: £180-£280 pw These highly-recommended self-contained holiday apartments are situated on the East Promenade overlooking the Bay and Lakeland hills. Choice of 1 or 2 bedrooms, sleeps from 2 people (second bedrooms have their own bathrooms). No lounge beds. Each apartment occupies one floor and is fully self-contained with colour TV, electric cooker, fridge, cotton bed linen and microwaves. All we ask you to bring are your own towels. Own private car park. Stair lift to all floors in Rydal Mount.

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MORECAMBE

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OCEAN EDGE HOLIDAY PARK

Moneyclose Lane, Heysham LA3 2XA T: 015395 69835 enquiries@southlakelandparks.co.uk www.oceanedgeleisurepark.co.uk Static Caravan Prices: £172 - £650

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Ocean Edge Leisure Park is a scenic coastal retreat close to the historic village of Heysham on the southern shores of Morecambe Bay. The park sits on a cliff top, overlooking the Irish Sea and offers fantastic family holidays and short breaks. On park you will always find something to keep all members of the family entertained. Ocean Edge has its own entertainment complex offering a superb family cabaret lounge, amusement arcade, outdoor play area and indoor swimming pool. MAP M C9

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£168 Westgate, Morecambe LA3 3DF T: 015395 69835 enquiries@southlakelandparks.co.uk www.regentleisurepark.co.uk Static Caravan Prices: £172 - £600 Regent Leisure Park is just a few minutes from Morecambe promenade and beach. Whatever the season, on a clear day there can be no finer view than that seen from Morecambe Bay overlooking the Bay & Lakeland fells. Regent is a perfect choice for a memorable holiday, with a fantastic range of facilities from indoor swimming pool to family cabaret lounge hosting live music. Rest assured, there is something to keep the whole family entertained during your stay. If you prefer to head out and explore then the Lake District & the magical town of Blackpool are only a 40 minute drive away. + SYU SsFT4m fyW 4L2 ( {2) Your adventure starts here

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MORECAMBE AND LANCASTER VENTURE CARAVAN PARK

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WESTGATE CARAVAN PARK

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Westgate, Morecambe LA3 3DE T: 01524 411448 F: 01524 414226 info@westgatecaravanpark.co.uk www.westgatecaravanpark.co.uk Holiday Home Hire: £230-£325 pw Tourers: £19 pn 13 acre site, licensed for holiday homes and touring caravans, situated on Westgate, approximately half a mile from the Promenade at the West End. Bus stop outside entrance to the park.

Langridge Way, Westgate, Morecambe LA4 4TQ T: 01524 412986 mark@venturecaravanpark.co.uk www.venturecaravanpark.co.uk

• Static holiday homes for sale & hire

• Six berth holiday homes for hire with full services. Electric, hot & cold running water, colour TVs, fridges, microwaves, shower room with WC. • Touring and motor caravans welcome, electric hook-ups available. No awnings. • Dogs permitted if kept under control on lead.

• Separate park home section

Site facilities include:

• Special hire caravans for disabled

Children’s play park, laundry room, showers and toilets.

• Bar, entertainment, food to eat in or takeway

All makes of new and used static holiday homes for sale – pitches provided. All fully serviced.

Tourers from: £14 pn Statics from: £160-£395 pw • Tourers, tents and motor homes welcome

• Heated enclosed kids fun pool & amusements

Season: Private Static Holiday Homes: 1st March to 3rd January Holiday Home Hire: Mid March to Mid October

• Fully stocked mini-market & off licence • Launderette

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Events & Leisure Hotel

Luxury events and leisure hotel close to the historic city of Lancaster. This 4 star hotel set in its own grounds only minutes from the M6 and has a fabulous restaurant and separate bar and dining area, extensive leisure club, and beauty salon. Lancaster House is a discerning choice for a memorable weekend break, special occasion, or even as a convenient base for touring this beautiful region. Explore the superb Lancashire coastline, the Trough of Bowland, Lune Valley and the Lake District all from this ideally located venue.

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rooms from £45

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Holiday Inn Lancaster

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Conveniently located for all your travel needs

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Waterside Park, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3RA

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www.thestorkinn.co.uk

BEDROOMS with charm & character FOOD served EVERYDAY 12 to 8.30 pm BREAKFAST available Mon to Fri 7.30 to 10.30 am Sat & Sun 08.30 to 11.00 am COFFEE & CAKE available EVERYDAY TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA daily from 3.00 to 5.00 pm STORK SHOP with South African Gifts & Speciality Food, Deli Food, Chutneys, Jams & Relishes, Takeaways, Gifts & Cards

+44 (0)871 942 9047* Central Reservations:

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www.ihg.com /holidayinn/lancaster *Calls to 0871 numbers cost 10p per minute. Standard network rates apply. Calls from mobiles will be higher. Photography is indicative only.

Corricks Lane | Conder Green Lancaster | LA2 0AN Tel: 01524 751234

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Stay in comfort

Total Bedrooms: 6 (6 Ensuite) 2 Single 2 Double 1 Twin 1 Family B&B: From £36 prpn

11-12 Newton Terrace, Caton Road, Lancaster LA1 3PB T: 01524 65527 F: 01524 383148 hedge-holmes@talk21.com www.lancastertownhouse.co.uk

Conveniently located for all your travel needs

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Family run guest house 1 mile from J34, close to city centre. Ideally situated for exploring Lune Valley & Trough of Bowland. • Secure yard for bikes/motorbikes • All major credit cards accepted

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PENNY STREET BRIDGE

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Total Bedrooms: 28 (28 all Ensuite) 18 Double, 8 Twin, 2 Accessible Single - £79-£105 Double/twin - £85-£125 All our rooms are impeccably decorated, with the highest quality beds and walk-in showers with big showerheads to wash away the stresses of the day. Enjoy home-cooked food with a focus on local provenance and a great selection of Thwaites finest cask ales, world beers and wines by the glass too. Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XT T: 01524 599900 F: 01524 599901 info@pennystreetbridge.co.uk www.pennystreetbridge.co.uk

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MULBERRY COTTAGE

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Units: 3 Cottages (sleeps 1-22) Prices from: £330 B&B: £30 PPPN Three stylish & spacious barn conversions situated in the grounds of the historic Ashton Hall Estate. Within walking & cycling distance of the Lancashire Coastal Way, local pubs, restaurants, cafes & leisure facilities.

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Mr & Mrs R Quinn, Conder Green Cottage, Lancaster LA2 0BG T: 01524 751568 www.condergreencottage.co.uk

Units: 1 Apartment (sleeps 2) Prices from: £365 pw

Units: 1 (sleeps 5) Prices from: £275-£375 pw

Situated in a peaceful, walled garden setting, within the impressive Georgian Castle precinct, Mulberry Cottage is a spacious and beautifully presented ground floor apartment ideal for couples. Private parking. The City centre and railway station are only minutes away.

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The Long Barn, Ashton Hall Estate, Ashton with Stodday, Lancaster, LA2 0AJ T: 01524 751325 M: 07799537860 enquiries@ashtonhallcottages.co.uk www.ashtonhallcottages.co.uk

· Free WIFI · Close to University · All major credit cards accepted

8 Castle Park, Lancaster LA1 1YQ T: 01524 64755 welcome@mulberrycottages.uk.com www.mulberrycottages.uk.com

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Converted stone built stables in a quiet location overlooking the village green with nearby golf course, marina and two pub/ restaurants within 5 minutes walk. For pictures of the interior please see our website. •Extensive gardens •Undercover parking •10 minutes from University

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Nestled on the borders of the Southern Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, our holiday lodges provide an exclusive retreat where you can be sure of a relaxing stay. Dock Acres, Carnforth LA6 1BH

Set in an impressive 35 acre country retreat amidst mature woodland in the South Lakes countryside, with fantastic facilities and a wide selection of holiday accommodation. Slakhead Road, Hale, Cumbria LA7 7BS

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Set in manor house grounds in a beautiful location beside the River Lune, with Lancaster and the Lakes only a stones throw away. The perfect place to relax and unwind. Caton Road, Caton LA2 9HP

A small friendly countryside park renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, ideal for touring, camping or camping pod holidays. Guest have full use of facilities at nearby Fell End Holiday Park. Hale, Cumbria LA7 7BP

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THE  LUNE VALLEY AND COUNTRYSIDE GREENBANK FARMHOUSE Sally Tait, Abbeystead Road, Dolphinholme, Lancaster, LA2 9BA T: 01524 792063 sally@greenbankfarmhouse.co.uk www.greenbankfarmhouse.co.uk

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Total Bedrooms: 4 (4 en-suite) 1 Double 3 Twin/Double B&B: £35 pppn

Ideally situated for visitors both to the Town and University and those wishing to explore the Lakes and Dales. Rooms are all en-suite and have TV, Tea and Coffee making facilities & hair dryers as well as lovely views over the countryside.

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SHIREBANK COURT Forton Bank Farm, Forton, Nr. Preston PR3 0BL T: 01524 792179 F: 01524 792179 mail@shirebankcourt.co.uk www.shirebankcourt.co.uk

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Units: 3 (sleeps 4-5 in each) Prices from: £315-£550 pw

Three converted cottages on a family farm. M6 junction 33, 1.5 miles, close to University. Ideal for coast, Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland. Open all year. Friendly welcome. Phone for brochure, details and prices.

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Alec & Christine Sayer, Cragg Hall Farm, Galgate LA2 0HN T: 01524 751053 F: 01524 751053 www.lakewoodcottages.co.uk Units: 4 (sleeps 2-6 in each) Prices from: £280-£610 pw

Our 4* Gold Award self-catering cottages are located on a small farm just outside Galgate, south of Lancaster. The cottages are all furnished and equipped to an excellent standard and set in a picturesque lakeside/woodland setting.

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QUERNMORE VALLEY COTTAGES

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Malcolm & Michele Appleby Quernmore Valley Cottages Wyresdale Road, Quernmore, LA2 9EF T: 01524 36873 quernmorevalley@yahoo.co.uk www.quernmorevalleycottages.com

Mrs Susan Clarke, Brackenthwaite Farm, Yealand Redmayne, Nr Carnforth, LA5 9TE T: 015395 63276 info@brackenthwaite.com www.brackenthwaite.com

Units: 2 Cottages Lower Clougha Cottage (sleeps 5) Beck Cottage (sleeps 6) Prices from: £190-£520 pw

Units: 3 (sleeps 4-6 in each) Prices from: £280-£450pw

Relax in one of our comfortable cottages on a family run farm in the heart of the idyllic Arnside/Silverdale area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Leighton Moss RSPB & Gait Barrows close by. Ideal area for walking, cycling, fishing & riding. Great access to the coast, Lake District & Dales. Open All year.

2 detached 4 star cottages with private gardens and babbling brook. Situated 3 miles from the historic City of Lancaster in an idyllic rural location. Easy access to M6, Lancaster University, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland.

Short Breaks: Nov-Easter.

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Three newly converted four star, rustic cottages with modern facilities on a working farm in the Parish of Quernmore. Two miles from Lancaster and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Converted cottages, located in the beautiful valley of Quernmore, on a working dairy farm. Ideally situated for walking and cycling holidays. Golf course close by. Four miles from the historic city of Lancaster and close to Lancaster University. Good access to the Lake District and coast. Open all year. Short breaks available. 2 cottages with 3 bedrooms in each cottage (2 double, 4 twins). Open fires.

Knotts View cottage has a level two mobility score (National Accessible Scheme). Wheelchair friendly bathroom. Single level throughout, ideal for both wheelchair users and able bodied (sleeps 3). Clougha View is a two storey cottage, double/twin rooms (sleeps 4), woodburning stove and whirl pool bath. Knott Nest (sleeps 2) has double bedroom and is a ground floor cottage with original features. Wi-Fi access. Open all year, short breaks available. ?: Y S G W m f 4 L 2 M ( { 2)ST

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Mr & Mrs Gardner, Far Lodge, Quernmore LA2 9EF T: 01524 63109 F: 01524 63109 farlodge@gmail.com www.lodgeview.co.uk

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z SELF CATERING z CAMPING, CARAVAN & HOLIDAY HOME PARKS CULDENE 15A Main Street, Warton, Carnforth, LA5 9NR T: 01524 735788 culdene@btinternet.com www.culdene.co.uk

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Delightful ground floor self-catering apartment for two, on an organic smallholding at the foot of beautiful Warton Crag. Either one huge double or two single beds available.

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WATERSIDE BUNGALOWS 2 & 3 Clarksfield Road, Bolton-Le-Sands, LA5 8JE T: 01204 882580 watersidebungalows@hotmail.co.uk www.watersidebungalows.co.uk

H HH H Units: 2 (sleeps 3-4) Prices from: £260-£375 pw

Welcoming canal side bungalows with towpath access in the picturesque village of Bolton-le-Sands. Ideally situated for the South Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe & Lancaster.

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THE STABLES AT LINDETH HOUSE Lindeth House, Lindeth Road, Silverdale LA5 0TT T: 01524 702121 thestables@lindethhouse.co.uk www.lindethhouse.co.uk

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Luxury detached cottage in Silverdale, AONB, RSPB Reserve, coast/shore 400m, magnificent walks. Wheelchair friendly. Short breaks available.

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Mrs D. Dowbiggin, Wolf House (Lindeth Lodge), Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancs LA5 0TX T: 01524 701573/07501335430 enquiries@wolfhousecottages.co.uk www.wolfhousecottages.co.uk Two Cottages The Coach House (sleeps 2-8) The Old Cottage (sleeps 1-4 adults, 2 children) Prices from: £295-£725 pw

At the heights we offer excellent self-catering accommodation with patio, sun house & BBQ facilities and magnificent views over Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland fells. We are ideally located for attractions in the Morecambe Bay area, Lake District & Yorkshire Dales. The railway station, famous for the making of the film Small, well behaved dogs are Brief Encounter is only a short walk. welcome and some disabled facilities available. The Bungalow was once the site of a recording studio which hosted the Beatles.

One holiday Bungalow Sleeps up to 5 (1dbl, 1twn)

Two detached sensitively converted cottages with private gardens and stunning views over fields or Bay. Walks, cycle rides and sunsets from the doorstep. Close to Leighton Moss, golf course, Lakes and Dales. Brochure available.

Low from £195 per week High from £375 per week

Short breaks out of season: Coach House £230 for 2 nights (2 persons) Old Cottage £175 for 2 nights (2 persons)

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Cumbrian Cottages T: 01228 599960 enquiries@cumbrian-cottages.co.uk www.cumbrian-cottages.co.uk Units: 30+ (sleeps 2-10) Prices from: £260 pw per property

Choose from a fine selection of VisitEngland graded self-catering properties situated in the Lune Valley, Kirkby Lonsdale and South East Cumbria. Short breaks available and pets welcome at many properties. Visit our website or call for information.

Hawk Street, Carnforth LA5 9LA Tel: 01524 733196 www.colincross.co.uk colin@colincross.co.uk MAP A E6

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PUBS, RESTAURANTS AND CAFES

NICE Café Bar is unique to Lancaster. Adjacent to Lancaster Castle open Monday – Saturday from 10am. Experience a warm and friendly atmosphere, imposing wall art and poetry. Experience the abundance of choice available from the fabulous Mediterranean fusion menu, prepared using only fresh and local produce and catering to suit all dietary requirements. Small, elegant, sophisticated and unique are just a selection of qualities NICE restaurant boasts. Offering a wonderful dining experience time after time as our menus undergo rigorous trials and tasting to ensure the quality and flavours are superb in every dish and that your server goes that extra mile to ensure your experience is as exquisite as the food. Serving Mediterranean fusion cuisine, catering to suit all dietary requirements. Open Wednesday through Saturday serving an à la carte dinner menu from 5pm.

NICE restaurant can be hired out for private parties, christenings, wedding receptions, birthday parties, business dinners, conferences or for any occasion. NICE Bar and Restaurant | The Storey | Meeting House Lane | Lancaster | LA11TH T: 01524 509094 | E: eatart@nicebarandrestaurant.co.uk W: www.nicebarandrestaurant.co.uk @eatnice Nicebarandrestaurant

proud to be the only eatery in lancaster recommended in the ‘michelin guide to eating out in pubs’

3 dalton square, lancaster la1 1pp 01524 64170 | www.theboroughlancaster.co.uk the borough lancaster @theboroughlancs the borough lancaster 34

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THE HALL Cafe & Bakery 10 China St. Lancaster

ALL SIZES OF BIKES TANDEMS AND TRAILERS At Coopers Amusements, 202/203 Marine Road West, Morecambe LA4 4BU

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Monday - Saturday 8.00am - 6.00pm

available on Victoria Street for 1 Hour

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Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm

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Make your stay in Morecambe even better Find all your travel and holiday essentials at The Arndale Centre, Morecambe with independent retailers you’ll love and big brands you know including Bon Marché, Tesco, Iceland, Boots, Game, Argos, Poundland and many more. We’ve also got a range of fun activities for the family, with exciting events throughout all school holiday periods to keep the children entertained.

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SHOPPING

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SHOPPING

Country Harvest foodshopgiftshopcoffeeshop

cheese deli bakery meat veg fruit wine

breakfast snacks hot food afternoon tea

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Combine shopping with sightseeing at Lancaster’s historic

Charter Market

historic and cultural attractions including Lancaster Castle, several museums, theatres and two main shopping centres, visitors to Lancaster’s Charter Market will find it easy to plan a great day out. Find us every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am – 4.30pm (4pm in winter) centred around Market Square, Market Street and Cheapside, Lancaster. For more information visit: www.lancaster.gov.uk/chartermarket Tel: 01524 414251

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TAKE A CABLE RIDE through the natural play area FREE ENTRY to park

Originally created in the 1920s, the park has developed into a wonderful, modern, family friendly area with activities for all ages. During the summer the park is brought to life with brass band concerts by many of the area’s finest musicians.

MAKE A SPLASH at our fantastic splash park

Happy Mount Park is proud of its reputation of being a traditional park where all ages can sit and relax, take a leisurely stroll in attractive, well-tended parkland, or, for the more adventurous, enjoy the many activities that are on offer.

For more information please contact Morecambe Visitor Information Centre on or visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/happymountpark

01524 582808 /happymountpark

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IN MORECAMBE Reel Cinema Morecambe, Central Drive, Morecambe LA4 4DW BOOKINGS: 01509 221155 (code13) PHONE: 01524 413935

www.reelcinemas.co.uk

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RUSKIN LIBRARY The Ruskin Library galleries, opened in 1998, show a changing selection from a fascinating collection of pictures, books, manuscripts and photographs relating to the great Victorian writer and artist John Ruskin, who spent his later life in the Lake District.

EXHIBITIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Opening Times Monday-Friday 10am-4pm during exhibitions (closed weekends and Bank Holidays) ADMISSION FREE Enquiries - Tel. 01524 593587 or ruskin.library@lancaster.ac.uk Location - At Lancaster University, on A6, just off junction 33 of M6

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Home to an eclectic mix of LANCASTER LEISURE PARK

8 Amazing Attractions

• GB Antiques Centre • Country Style Meats Farm Shop • Lancaster Brewery • Giggles Play Area • The Original Factory Shop • Inspiration Gift Shop • Marshalls Van and Minibus Hire • Dance Studio

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Salt Ayre Sports Centre A great day out for the whole family, whatever the weather

Whether you’re a collector, a bargain hunter or a food and drink enthusiast, a visit to Lancaster Leisure Park is a chance to truly indulge yourself.

Browse for hours in the country’s biggest indoor antiques and furniture centre

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Fantastic bar and visitor centre offering guided brewery tours, samples and snacks

Children’s activities each school holiday Synthetic football pitches for hire Health and fitness suite Cafe serving fresh food daily Sauna and steam suites Daily fitness classes

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Wyresdale Rd, Lancaster LA1 3LA • M6 Exit 33/34 • T. 01524 68444 Open daily from 8.30pm Admission: Free to the park, brewery & shops Small charge for: GB Antiques, guided brewery tours & play area Free & Ample Parking www.gbantiquescentre.co.uk Your adventure starts here

33m indoor pool with water slide and spa pool

Salt Ayre Sports Centre, Salt Ayre Lane, Lancaster LA1 5JS 01524 847540

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“Not only the North-West’s most important historic and archaeological monument but also of international importance”. English Heritage

Lancaster castLe Y O U R G AT E W AY T O T H E P A S T

The magnificent Lancaster Castle opens its imposing John o’ Gaunt Gates to the public every day of the week. Walk in and experience an environment steeped in fascinating history, much of it featuring significant crime and punishment milestones.

Learn about the Lancashire Witches’ trials by taking a guided tour run daily by Lancashire County Council’s Museums Service - call 01524 64998 to book Join us for special events throughout the year, including Bank Holidays, Halloween and Christmas Enjoy homemade cakes, freshly ground coffee, and a traditional British menu in the NICE @ The Castle Cafe Contact us for group bookings, corporate events and special private functions 01524 848525

K e e p u p t o d at e w i t h t h e f u l l e v e n t s s c h e d u l e by v i s i t i n g www.lancastercastle.com and by checking facebook.com/LancasterCastle

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Hale, Milnthorpe, LA7 7FE 015395 63027

leighton hall THE HISTORIC SEAT CARNFORTH

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M6 Exit 35 Carnforth, Lancs LA5 9ST T: 01524 734474 www.leightonhall.co.uk

entertaining house tours ~ spectacular special events beautiful gardens ~ magnificent birds of prey charming tea rooms

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Cruise on England’s largest lake

Enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery and secluded bays of Lake Windermere, whatever the weather.

UGH O R O B INGLEat Clapham CAVE

We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with our fantastic Freedom of the Lake. Sailings available from Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside. PRE-BOOK ONLINE AND SAVE. www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

info@windermere-lakecruises.co.uk Tel: 015394 43360

Combine a scenic cruise on Lake Windermere with the excitement of the Lakeland Motor Museum and/or The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway.

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371 Marine Rd East, Morecambe, LA4 5AH 312-5 Marine Rd Central, Morecambe, LA4 5AA 395 Marine Rd East, Morecambe, LA4 5AN 39 Marine Rd, Morecambe, LA3 1BZ 356 Marine Rd, Morecambe, LA4 5AQ 43-46 Marine Rd West, Morecambe, LA3 1BZ 372 Marine Rd East, Morecambe, LA4 5AH 320-323 Marine Rd Central, Morecambe, LA4 5AA Marine Rd West, Morecambe, LA4 4BU 9-13 West End Rd, Morecambe, LA4 4DJ 9 Marine Rd West, Morecambe, LA3 1BS

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Waterside Park, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3RA Green Lane, Ellel, Lancaster, LA1 4GJ 11-12 Newton Terrace, Caton Rd, Lancaster, LA1 3PB Penny street, Lancaster LA1 1XT Corricks Lane, Conder Green, Lancaster, LA2 0AN

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Ashley Guest House The Auckland Hotel The Beach Mount The Berkeley Broadwater Guest House The Clifton The Craigwell The Lothersdale Hotel The Midland Hotel The Sea Crest The Westleigh

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Eden Vale Luxury Holiday Flats Sandown Holiday Flats St Ives & Rydal Mount Holiday Flats

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Cumbrian Cottages Various 01228 599960 - VB ★★★ –★★★★ Greenbank Farmhouse Abbeystead Road, Lancaster, LA2 9BA 01524 792063 A E10 VB(GA) ★★★ Vale of Lune Holiday Cottages Underley Estate Office, The Courtyard, Kearstwick, 015242 72669 Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2DY A G4 VB 5 star

Lune Valley and Countryside Self Catering 32 33 33 32 32 32 32 32 32 33 40 39

Brackenthwaite Farm Cottages Culdene Deroy Knotts Farm Holiday Cottages Lakewood Cottages Lodge View Cottage Patty’s Farm Barn Quernmore Valley Cottage Shirebank Court The Stables at Lindeth House Waterside Bungalows Wolf House Cottages

Yealand Redmayne, Carnforth, LA5 9TE 15b Main Street, Warton, Carnforth, LA5 9NR The Heights, Hawk Street, Carnforth, LA5 9LA Holiday Cottages, Knotts Farm, Quernmore, LA2 9LU Cragg Hall Farm, Galgate, Nr Lancaster, LA2 0HN Far Lodge, Quernmore, Lancaster, LA2 9EF Hillam Lane, Cockerham, Lancaster, LA2 0DY Wyresdale Road, Quernmore, LA2 9EF Forton Bank Farm, Forton, Nr Preston, PR3 0BL Lindeth House, Lindeth Road, Silverdale, LA5 0TT 2-3 Clarksfield Road, Bolton-le-Sands, LA5 8JE Landeth Lodge, Silverdale, via Carnforth, LA5 0TX

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Cockerham, Lancaster, LA2 0BB Caton Road, Caton, LA2 9HP South Lakeland Leisure Village, Near Carnforth, LA6 1BH Denny Beck, Caton Rd, Lancaster, LA2 9HH

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Cockerham Sands Country Park Crook O’ Lune Holiday Park Lakeland Leisure Village New Parkside Farm Caravan Park

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Moneyclose Lane, Heysham, LA3 2XA Westgate, Morecambe, LA3 3DF Station Lane, Scorton, Garstang, PR3 1AL Langridge Way, Westgate, Morecambe, LA4 4TQ Westgate, Morecambe, LA3 3DE

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Ocean Edge Holiday Park Regent Holiday Park Six Arches Caravan Park Venture Caravan Park Westgate Caravan Park

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Pubs, Restaurants and Cafés 35 Aspect Bar and Bistro 320-323 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, LA4 5AA 01524 416404 34 The Borough 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP 01524 64170 36 The Hall 10 China Street, Lancaster, LA1 1EX 01524 65470 35 The Honey Tree Chinese Restaurant 293 Marine Road, Morecambe, LA4 5BY 01524 423860 35 Hurley Flyer Christie Way, Westgate, Morecambe, LA4 4TB 01524 419044 36 J Atkinson and Co 12 China Street, Lancaster, LA1 1EX 01524 65470 36 Marco’s Restaurant 27 North Road, Lancaster, LA1 1NS 01524 844445 36 The Music Room Sun Square, Sun Street, LA1 1EW 01524 65470 34 NICE Bar and Restaurant Storey Creative Industries Centre, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TH 01524 509094 36 Pizza Margherita 2 Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QD 01524 36333 35 Potts’ Pies 56 Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 4BN / 01524 65834 / 01524 822255 48 Main Road, Bolton-le-Sands LA5 8DN 34 The Stork Corricks Lane, Conder Green, Lancaster, LA2 0AN 01524 751234 36 Teatro 60-62 Church Street, Lancaster, LA1 1LH 01524 380012

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Arndale Centre Arteria Blue Sky Caterham Hire Charter Market City Museum Country Harvest The Dukes Festival Market Greenlands Farm Village Happy Mount Park Holker Hall and Gardens Holmescales Ingleborough Cave Judges Lodgings’ Lakeland Wildlife Oasis Lancaster Castle Lancaster Leisure Park Leighton Hall Leighton Moss Market Gate Shopping Centre Maritime Museum Paper Gallery The Platform Pleasureland Red Bank Farm and Archers Café Reel Cinema Ruskin Library Salt Ayre Sports Centre Sunshine Cycle Hire St Nicholas Arcades 13 The Warehouse Williamson Park/Ashton Memorial Windermere Lake Cruises

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Market Street, Morecambe, LA4 5DH 23 Brock Street, Lancaster, LA1 1UR Cragg Hall Farm, Galgate, Lancaster, LA2 0HN Lancaster, LA1 1XD Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HT New Road, Ingleton, LA6 3PE Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE Central Drive, Morecambe, LA4 4DW Tewitfield, Carnforth, LA6 1JH East Promenade, Morecambe, LA4 5AQ Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7PL ld Hutton, Kendal, LA8 0NB Near Lancaster, LA2 8EA Church Street, Lancaster Hale, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7FE Castle Hill, Lancaster Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LA Carnforth, LA5 9ST RSPB Reserve Silverdale, Carnforth, LA5 0SW Lancaster, LA1 1JF St. George’s Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RB 66 Market Street, Lancaster, LA1 1HP Central Promenade, Morecambe, LA4 4DB Marine Road Central, Morecambe, LA4 4BU The Shore, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth, LA5 8JR Central Drive, Morecambe, LA4 4DW Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA4 4YS Salt Ayre, Lancaster, LA1 5JS Coopers Amusements, 202-203 Marine Road West, Morecambe, LA4 4BU 12 Lancaster Gate, Lancaster, LA1 1NB Queen Street, Morecambe, LA4 5EQ Lancaster, LA1 1DX Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HE

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Explore Historic

Lancaster Discover Lancaster’s inspiring MUSEUMS. Superb historic buildings containing the treasured objects and fascinating stories that have shaped the Lancaster area over the centuries. JUDGES’ LODGINGS 01524 32808 judgeslodgings@lancashire.gov.uk • Fine grade 1 listed building Lancaster’s oldest town house • Impressive collection of Gillow furniture and 18th century portraits. • Enchanting dolls, toys and games in the Museum of Childhood • Open daily Good Friday - End October. • Admission charge - Kids go Free! For further details on opening times, events, activities and exhibitions please contact the museums directly or visit our website

www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

LANCASTER CITY MUSEUM 01524 64637 lancastercitymuseum@lancashire.gov.uk • Lancaster’s historic past from the Romans to the present day • Varied programme of temporary exhibitions and the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum • Open Mon - Sat (except Christmas - New Year) • Free admission MARITIME MUSEUM 01524 382264 lancastermaritimemuseum@lancashire.gov.uk • Situated in two fine, contrasting Georgian quayside buildings • Discover Lancaster and Morecambe’s Golden Age and rich maritime past • Open daily (except Christmas-New Year) • Admission charge - Kids go Free!


Morecambe Visitor Guide 2014