Morecambe Bay really has the "wow factor"! 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. Is there anything better for the health than breathing in fresh sea air while sauntering down a promenade which has outstanding views across to the Lakeland Fells?
And as the sun goes down on Morecambe Bay, enjoy one of the world's most amazing sunsets. There are many attractions just a few minutes' walk away from Morecambe's sandy beaches.
Morecambe Bay is a birdwatcher's paradise all year round but from August to April everyone can enjoy spotting the thousands of birds who return to Morecambe Bay from their breeding grounds.
Just along the coast nestled on the cliffside overlooking Morecambe Bay is the charming village of Heysham, famed for its 8th Century St Patrick's Chapel, Viking rock hewn graves and nettle beer! 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.
What better recommendation could there be for a visit to Morecambe Bay - certainly a place to write home about.
Explore Lancaster - a small city with a big history. A good starting point is Lancaster City Museumand one of its star attractions, a Roman tombstone dating to around 100AD. 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. Whether you're a culture vulture, foodie or shopaholic, you'll be spoilt for choice in Lancaster.
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 minutes' walk from shops, pubs and eateries.
Wander along one of Lancaster's charming cobbled streets and you'll find a wide variety of independent and individual shops, cafes and restaurants alongside the familiar chains. 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.
And 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.
Blackpool, Lancashire is Britain's most popular holiday destination, which comes as no surprise when you think about this seaside resort's huge range of year-round attractions with its breathtaking new seafront, world class events, and spectacular lighting shows, while still being home to some of the UK's best loved attractions.
Whether you're nine or 90, there are plenty of things to do in Blackpool and with its wide range of accommodation including hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self catering and travel accommodation a trip to Blackpool can suit all budgets.
South Lakeland is only 30 minutes drive from Morecambe and plays host to world-class cultural events and festivals, with over 800 to enjoy throughout 2014. Experience the skills and traditions that have shaped the Lake District's rural economy at festivals and fairs, competitions and classes.
Traditional Lakeland Sports are held at Ambleside and Grasmere in July and August, in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park. In September, there's the Westmorland County Show near Kendal. Visit the North West Federation of Show Societies to see the regions diary of shows for the year!
With its hugely diverse offerings of romantic moorlands, mellow stone villages, lively market Towns and historic Cities North Yorkshire truly has something for everyone.
Plan your break with great deals on accommodation, travel advice and a variety of things to see and do. Golf, cycling, walking, off road driving, out door adventure, museums and galleries or visiting historic towns for shopping or relaxing afternoon tea it's all there for you only 45 minutes away in North Yorkshire