Ashleigh Wood to perform live at The Midland

Ashleigh Wood, ‘the face of Morecambe’, will be singing live in Rotunda Bar at The Midland on 17th October.

We caught up with her recently and asked her about the phenomenal success of her ‘Bring me Sunshine’ track and video which is promoting the town of Morecambe as a tourist destination. Continue reading “Ashleigh Wood to perform live at The Midland”

New additions to Morecambe’s Vintage By the Sea Festival’s flypast

This year’s Vintage By the Sea Festival is set to bigger than ever this year with three military crafts set take to the skies over Morecambe promenade. Continue reading “New additions to Morecambe’s Vintage By the Sea Festival’s flypast”

English Lakes Bag Two VisitEngland Tourism Awards

Last night English Lakes picked up a national silver award for excellence in VisitEngland’s hospitality, catering and tourism Awards.

The Wild Boar secured a place at the top table at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015, coming in second position in the Tourism Pub of the Year award category. Continue reading “English Lakes Bag Two VisitEngland Tourism Awards”

Start your Coast to Coast Cycle at The Midland

The Way of the Roses is one of the UK’s great coast to coast cycle routes. Best cycled from west to east to take advantage of the prevailing winds and favourable gradients, traditionally you start by dipping your back wheel in the Irish Sea at Morecambe and finish when your front wheel splashes in the North Sea at Bridlington. Continue reading “Start your Coast to Coast Cycle at The Midland”

Photos of Vintage By The Sea in Morecambe

Thousands of people flocked to sunny Morecambe this weekend (6th and 7th September 2014) for the second Vintage By The Sea festival hosted in and around The Midland hotel.

The seafront area was transformed into a celebration of all things vintage including music, fashion, dance, craft and food. Here is a selection of our favourite moments from the weekend as shared by Twitter users… Continue reading “Photos of Vintage By The Sea in Morecambe”

10 Famous Faces in The Midland’s Hall of Fame

Reading through the book ‘The Midland Hotel, Morecambe’s White Hope’, I was intrigued by a selection of signatures from the 1950s Visitors Book. Some of the personalities I had heard or seen on radio and television, some of the names were vaguely familiar and there were some I knew nothing about. Intrigued, I took a closer look at some of The Midland’s famous footfall and was amazed to find international leading lights of their time in music, film, comedy, dance and politics.

English: Midland Hotel, Morecambe, in evening ...
English: Midland Hotel, Morecambe, in evening sunlight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The Midland Hotel – A Walk Around the Past

Brian Jenkins
Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins, Concierge at The Midland in Morecambe, is always in demand for his interesting and insightful tours of the hotel.

Guests from all over the world with an interest in architecture and history visit The Midland and Brian is happy to be in a position to enhance the guest’s experience by furnishing them with details of the original design and architect, Oliver Hill, the restoration, artwork by Eric Gill, Marion Dorn and Eric Ravilious as well as anecdotes of life in the hotel past and present.

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