We recently stayed four nights at the Morecambe Travelodge. We were initially a bit concerned as there is no parking. However, we parked in the Peddars Street car park, which is two minutes walk from the Travelodge. Overnight, from 6 pm until 8 am is free, and you can get a ticket the night before covering you from 8 am next morning, to save an early dash to the car. Not having been to Morecambe before we did not know what to expect, but thought it would make a really good base for travelling around the area.
The staff at the Travelodge were the friendliest and most helpful that we have come accross in the hotel chain. The room was spotless, and comfortable. The only downside was that we were at the back of the hotel, and every morning around 6 a.m. lorries were unloading for the Arndale shopping centre. It was extremely noisy for around 30 - 45 minutes, so no alarm clock needed. Apart from that, there were no other 'downsides' at all. We would stay there again, but maybe ask for a room on the other side of the hotel.
Morecambe itself has the most beautiful sea front, with lots of amazing sculptures of different sea birds, and wonderful views at all times of the day. The iconic art deco Midland hotel is well worth a look, and opposite that is the Indoor Market, open nearly every day of the week. There is a large car park there costing only £3.20 for ten hours. Great value if you want to leave the car and go walk about. We walked around the bay to Heysham village. Such a pretty place, with a beautiful really old church set on the edge of the cliff. Very atmospheric with its leaning gravestones, and the location up high on the cliff by the Barrows. We found a little place in the village called the Old Barn, where we had a great lunch, freshly cooked and served by a really nice young guy. It started to rain, so we caught the bus back to Morecambe. Morecambes old railway station is on the sea front near the cheap car park. It is now a Fayre and Square pub/restaurant called the Platform. Worth a visit, even if you are not hungry. Just have a drink and look round the olde worlde station. Also, the Tourist Information is in the same building.
Not far from the Travelodge in the town is the Eric Bartholomew (Weatherspoons) pub. Really good for a breakfast (open from 8 am) or a really nice reasonably priced coffee to start the day off. It seemed to be a lively early morning meeting place for locals and holiday makers alike. We had an excellent evening meal there. (The best Weatherspoons we have been in).
Although we did visit other places in the area, the Lake District, and Lancaster which was an amazing city.... nothing could compare to the coastline around Morecambe Bay. If you love to unwind in peaceful surroundings with amazing views and lots of sea birds.....visit Hest Bank for a few hours to chill out. (There is a little cafe there, and a fish and chip shop near the level crossing) It is only a short drive along from Morecambe on the coast road. Approached accross a level crossing and a short drive to the sandy beach, it is really worth a visit on a nice day. To sum up, a really good Travelodge, nice staff and a brilliant area. We would definately stay there again!
Don't get a room at the back, due to the high noise levels from the lorries unloading very early...
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