Arnside and Silverdale are historic villages dotted along the beautiful Morecambe Bay. This unique location is home to a wide range of biomes ranging from limestone hills to meadows, dramatic coastal salt marshes, and peaceful woodlands. This diverse and rich landscape has so much for you to see and do that it can be tough deciding what to do.
At The Royal Silverdale, in the heart of the Silverdale village, we’ve seen and experienced everything this amazing place has to offer and have come up with a bucket list of places you simply have to put at the top of your list. Grab a pen and paper and prepare to put these names on your Silverdale bucket list.
Visit the Arnside and Silverdale AONB
Silverdale and Arnside are two villages sitting on The Bay coastline. Arnside and Silverdale AONB is filled with amazing scenery, diverse wildlife, and a huge selection of walks to explore with friends and family. The AONB encompasses a diverse range of landscapes running from orchards and flowering meadows to ancient woodlands and the sands of Morecambe Bay.
This area is specially reserved as an AONB, one of only 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and as such is the highlight of a trip to Holgate’s Holiday Park in Silverdale. Whether you have a particular interest, like birdwatching or witnessing natural phenomena like The Bore, or just want somewhere to escape the everyday and go for a hike with friends and family, the Arnside and Silverdale AONB has to be on your list.
Explore the Coastline around Jenny Brown’s Point
A trip to Silverdale wouldn’t be complete without taking in the coastline. The beach stretching from Far Arnside in the north to Jenny Brown’s Point (south of Silverdale) is a stunning array of sandy shores and rocky outcrops that thousands of seafaring birds. Taking a stroll along the coast is a great day out and allows you to take in fantastic panoramic views at Jack Scout, Jenny Brown’s Point and Giants Seat.
Couple a walk along the coast with a pint and a meal at The Royal Silverdale and you’ve found the perfect combination for a trip to Silverdale.
If you’re looking for history then look no further than the gilded residence of Leighton Hall. This beautiful estate has been the historic seat of the Gillow family for generations with manicured gardens and a princely home that has remained largely unchanged for over 700 years. The Gillow family still live in the home and look forward to welcoming guests to their home.
Leighton Hall is also great for outdoor excursions with the Woodland Walk, Herb Garden Pavillion, the Walled Garden, and the Main Garden providing a variety of pretty places to walk, relax, and snap a few photos for the family back home. There’s also plenty for the kids to do with Bee Corner, the Caterpillar Maze, the Insect Hotel, and the Adventure Playground providing hours of entertainment.
Sometimes some of the best gems are right on your doorstep. Silverdale has a charming atmosphere that can be experienced in its shops, coffee shops, and restaurants. Narrow lanes wind around the village giving you glimpses of the coast and a series of 20 listed buildings well worth checking out including the parish church, Slackwood Farmhouse, and Lindeth Tower.
The Royal Silverdale at the centre of town is a restaurant and pub that is well worth booking for a dinner. After a day out exploring Silverdale and its surrounding area, there is nothing better than relaxing in the comfort of a warm restaurant and enjoying a hearty meal. We couldn’t think of anything better for a Silverdale bucket list than exploring Silverdale itself. Set some time aside to explore the area on your doorstep and you’ll find some great places to make memories with friends and family.
Holgate Holiday Parks
Last but not least, one of the best reasons to visit this area is to visit either Holgates Holiday Park at Silverdale situated in over 100 acres of mature countryside and woodland boasting stunning views over Arnside Knott and Morecambe Bay or the Hollins Farm Holiday Park a smaller site offering sea views across The Bay.
Whether you’re looking for a site where you can set up a tent or caravan or planning an escape to one of our holiday homes, glamping pods, or static caravan, we have a highly-rated park with a 5-star rating. The site itself is packed with things to do, even when the weather isn’t playing ball, including indoor leisure facilities like swimming pools, gym, bowling lanes, and leisure complex.
These facilities are also available to all of our guests at The Royal giving you access to some stunning leisure facilities.
Stay at the Heart of Silverdale
As you can see, there is so much to do in and around Silverdale. If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay while ticking off this bucket list then try The Royal Silverdale. We have a range of contemporary cottages perfect for groups from 4-6 complete with private gardens, log burners, and bright open plan living spaces. If you’re interested in finding out more about what there is to do in Silverdale or want to book a stay; contact us today or visit our cottages. We can’t wait to show you everything this amazing area has to offer.