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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Lancaster and Morecambe, UK your home away from home

Lancaster is a delightful historic city and university town with a wealth of attractions amidst beautiful scenery. Lively shops, theatres, restaurants and bars are clustered around the foot of the hill which is topped by the 11th century Lancaster Castle. Just four miles west is the seaside resort of Morecambe which has the second largest bay in England. It is an important marine site and is known for its potted shrimps, festivals and its long promenade.

Things to Do in Lancaster and Morecambe

Shopping

Lancaster has plenty of small retail shops in the pretty town centre. Morecambe's main shopping area is around the Central Drive Retail Park and includes two excellent markets – the Festival Market and the Morecambe Sunday Market where plenty of bargains and local crafts can be found.

Festivals

Morecambe hosts many annual musical events and annual festivals including the Kite Festival, the West End Community Festival, the Morecambe Jazz Festival and the Tutti Frutti 50s Festival. Visitors are welcome to join in the events.

Golf

The area is popular for golfing with its fresh sea air and scenic views. One of the most popular events is the Golf Festival which draws golfers from all over the UK to play at the Heysham, Lancaster and Morecambe Golf Clubs.

Places to Visit Near Lancaster and Morecambe Lake District

Lancaster and Morecambe are on the doorstep of the Lake District which offers spectacular lake and mountain scenery. Take a driving tour to see the quaint cottages, old inns, sheep farms and pretty towns with craft shops. The lakes offer peaceful boat trips and the area has miles of marked footpaths through some breathtaking natural scenery.

Cartmel

Cartmel is a pleasant 25 mile (40km) drive from your Lancaster and Morecambe holiday home. It is well known for its horse racing at the local racecourse. The town also has an old Priory and beautiful Holker Hall with its formal gardens and Motor Museum. The local shops sell the traditional local dessert, sticky toffee pudding.

Ravenglass

Steam engine fans will love the miniature train nicknamed “La’al Ratty. The miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway was opened in 1875 to transport iron ore from Eskdale to Ravenglass. Now fully restored, visitors can take a 7-mile journey on this miniature railway through some of the most unspoilt Lake District scenery.

Weather in Lancaster and Morecambe

Lancaster and Morecambe generally have cool winters with average daily highs around 44°F (7°C). Summers reach 68°F (20°C) in August and may be cloudy with showers. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons to visit this beautiful scenic area.

Travel to Lancaster and Morecambe

The nearest airport to your holiday home in Lancaster or Morecambe is the Blackpool (BLK) Airport which is about 20 miles (32km) away. The Leeds/Bradford International (LBA) Airport is 50 miles from Lancaster and slightly further from Morecambe.

Lancaster and Morecambe are also very accessible by train from London’s Euston Station or Manchester to Oxenholm (Kendal). You can pick up a hire car from the station, making the journey very pleasant and hassle free.

There is an excellent road network connecting Lancaster and Morecambe with the rest of the UK via the M6 motorway for those who prefer to drive.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic home in a great location!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Stables is a lovely place to spend a holiday. The house is spacious, clean and well equipped with all you could want in a base to explore. The village is quiet, but has two good pubs serving food and real ale. Locally Warton Crag is well worth the climb and a short drive away lie Silverdale (sit on the beach as the tide comes in - fantastic), Arnside and Leighton Moss RSPB reserve. The central location between Dales and Lakes makes this the perfect holiday base. We visited both national parks and went as far as Teesdale in the North Pennines AONB. I really would recommend it and we would love to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely and atmospheric

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely welcoming cottage with a very interesting history. As a big Bronte fan I was delighted to stay where the sisters went to school as famously described as Lowood in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. The cottage itself is in a very good position for the Lakes, Blackpool etc with lots of lovely walks nearby.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017