Things to Do

The Auckland is within easy reach of so many attractions to enhance your stay in this traditional English seaside resort. Find beaches for bucket and spade holidays, ice cream parlours, fish and chip shops, and plenty of fresh air.

Morecambe and Heysham
Historic Lancaster
The Yorkshire Dales
The Fylde Coast & Blackpool
The Lake District

The Platform

Many people stay with us while attending one of the wide range of superb concerts and events at The Platform, our local entertainment venue.

See their website for details of upcoming acts: ThePlatform/Productions


A walk along the level Promenade, situated right outside the hotel, leads to the beaches, the acclaimed Eric Morecambe Statue, the Stone Jetty, Morecambe Super Bowl, the Cinema and Platform Events Arena. The picturesque Happy Mount Park and Morecambe Golf Club are only a mile away along the Promenade. Morecambe Town Centre is a five minute walk away from the hotel.


Exploring from the Auckland hotel could not be easier and we’d be very happy to help you plan your activities.  We have put together suggested itineraries to make this easy for you and can help with directions, if needed.  Whet your appetite here on our website reading brief summaries of things to do in Morecambe, Heysham and Lancaster on our doorstep or on day trips to Blackpool and the Fylde Coast or Southport the south, The Yorkshire Dales to the East and the world famous Lake District to the north.


With our perfect promenade position and friendly public spaces you can relax and socialise, read, snooze, play one of our board games or cards all with the panoramic view of the famous Morecambe Bay.  In the afternoons our sun long is warm and inviting and as the evening arrives the Sunset can be a sight to behold.


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What is in the surrounding area:

The Auckland Hotel is only 3 miles from the historic city of Lancaster and a ten minute drive from the M6 motorway junction via the new Bay Gateway link road. Useful links:

Visit Lancashire – Morecambe Bay

Local Council – Visitor Information

Gateway To the Lake District

There is so much to see and do in Cumbria – the Lake District that you will find there just aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week. You can potter around charming Lakeland towns and villages, explore the history of the area at its castles and historical houses, enjoy the great variety of attractions or have some family fun at the many events taking place all year round. Whatever the weather, there is something for everyone.

Eric Morecambe Statue

Unveiled by the Queen in 1999, the slightly larger than life-sized statue depicts Eric Morecambe in one of his characteristic poses with a pair of binoculars around his neck (he was a keen ornithologist). The Statue is set against the stunning backdrop of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District hills and people queue to have their photo taken alongside the Statue.

Morecambe Winter Gardens

A former Victoria Pavilion Theatre, Morecambe Winter Gardens has been undergoing extensive renovation work in recent years and is a spectacular building inside and out. They hold regular events including tribute nights, dancing, fun evenings, plus live music in the Parisian Bar on Sunday afternoons.

Morecambe Football Club

Our local football team play at The Globe Arena which is just a short journey away from The Crown. Details of upcoming matches and tickets can be found on their website.

Leighton Hall

The historic home of the world-renowned Gillow furniture making family, Leighton Hall is a stunning location for a day out, an exclusive wedding or extraordinary corporate event and it is only 15 minutes from the Crown Hotel. Its romantic Gothic towers, acres of beautiful gardens and trained birds of prey annually lure thousands of visitors who are as enthralled with Leighton’s fascinating heritage as they are captivated by the breathtaking beauty of their surroundings.

Leighton RSPB Bird Reserve

The largest remaining reed bed in north-west England, with shallow mere’s and fringing sedge and woodland, attracts a wonderful range of wildlife to Leighton Moss.  Among its special birds are breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers, with water rails and pochards, and its mammals include roe and red deer. You can take your pick of long or short nature trails – shorter ones are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Of the five bird watching hides, four have wheelchair access.  Children, as well as adults, will enjoy finding out more about the reserve from the imaginative displays in the visitor centre.