Hotels in Arnside
Nestled against the southern bank of the River Kent where it enters Morecambe Bay, the village of Arnside has much to offer day-trippers and those who choose to spend a little more time exploring all that this stunningly scenic area has to offer. Check in to one of the quality hotels in Arnside and prepare to enjoy days filled with relaxing walks, outstanding scenery, delicious food and fun attractions.
Get close to nature
One of the reasons visitors are so attracted to Arnside is because of the area's flora and fauna. The village lies within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there's plenty to keep walkers and birdwatchers happy.
Take a stroll along the village's seafront promenade and out onto the pier to meet some of the local winged residents and enjoy views across the bay towards Grange-over-Sands and the Lake District fells.
Arnside Knott stands above the village, a 520-foot-high area of limestone grassland and woodland. It's renowned as a great place to find butterflies and a wide variety of other insects and birds.
Another favourite with ornithologists is the RSPB's Leighton Moss nature reserve, which has the largest reed-bed in north-west England. Trowbarrow Quarry Nature Reserve, just up the road, is home to a wide variety of plants and is highly popular with rock climbers.
A walker's paradise
If you're planning on staying in a hotel in Arnside then be sure to take advantage of some of the exceptional walks in the local area. The Lancashire Coastal Way starts in nearby Silverdale before winding its way down the Fylde coast towards Morecambe and Blackpool.
Alternatively, venture a little further north into the Lake District and take advantage of the area's numerous and challenging routes. There's also lots to do around the tourist hotspots of Ulverston, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside.
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options in the local area. Pay a visit to one of the excellent Arnside hotels, such as Ye Olde Fighting Cocks and The Albion, where you'll find a superb range of home-cooked food and a great variety of beers, wines and spirits on offer.
Head for The Promenade and Arnside Chip Shop to sample the local catch and enjoy a takeaway with unbeaSEOSITE_LEVEL_DESCRIPTION views. The Heron Café nearby is also a great choice, offering a varied menu and friendly service.
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