Lancaster and Morecambe Bay

Arnside SunsetMany of our guests at the Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale make the short trip to the historic city of Lancaster and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery of Morecambe Bay.

With easy access from Kirkby Lonsdale, a day out on the coast where Cumbria meets Lancashire offers plenty of shoreline splendour. The internationally important waters of Morecambe Bay are home to one of the largest concentrations of birds in Europe, including avocet, marsh harriers and even the elusive bittern. Scenic spots like Arnside Knott and the quintessential Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands are both worth a visit too.

Overnight visitors can hop over the North Lancashire border after breakfast at the Sun Inn, and be back in time for a scrumptious dinner in our restaurant later in the day. In between, why not explore secret paths and hidden follies at Lancaster’s 54 acre Williamson Park or indulge in a spot of retail therapy in Lancaster city centre. Or you could step back in time at Lancaster Castle, which dates back almost 1000 years and offers plenty of intrigue and interest for travellers.

Don’t forget Carnforth either. Located on the Lancashire border between Kirkby Lonsdale and Lancaster, Carnforth train station was the location for one of the most famous films in British cinema history, ‘Brief Encounter’. For some romantic nostalgia, visitors can meander around the beautiful-restored historic buildings of the heritage centre and see the famous station clock 70 years on.

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