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Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex


a Seaside Town in the county of East Sussex

The museum at Berkswell, Warwickshire


in the county of West Midlands

Pictures of Hest Bank

in the county of Lancashire

About Hest Bank

Until the 19th-century, the regular route to and from the distant Lake District. It was a lonely journey, fraught with the terror of shifting sands and perilous river estuaries to cross. Intriguing events took place, and stories are told of guides abandoning travellers unable to pay for their services. In our peaceful times, the view from Hest Bank to the lofty mountains of the Lake District National Park, remains singularly spectacular, the lovely distant scenery is one of the joys of Morecambe Bay. The other is Morecambe's 4 mile long promenade, which is close to Hest Bank.

Hest Bank is backed by a rural open landscape, there is a closeby RSPB site and sands run in the direction of Bolton-le-Sands and Morecambe. The ancient walk across the sands to Kents Bank is still navigable at times but should not be undertaken unless accompanied by an experienced guide. There is lots going on in this pleasant area and the resort caters for boaters and those who enjoy fishing. Hest Bank makes an interesting alternative to crowded Morecambe, it is ideal as a base for touring coast and the old cotton towns of Lancashire.

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Statue of Eric Morecambe

Morecambe (100 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction SW of Hest Bank)

Morecambe has always been one of the most popular and successful seaside resorts in England. It has one of the most spectacular views in England. Looking from the promenade the.....

Lancaster Market Street and Museum

Lancaster (142 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction S of Hest Bank)

This is a city which long ago lost it's grim clogs and mill image to give way to a fast growing city with a fine reputation as a centre of commerce and culture where bright, modern University buildings sit comfortably with Lancaster's historic areas...

Warton Rectory, Lancashire

Warton (4 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction NE of Hest Bank)

Warton is a pleasant village to visit. Interestingly, it is in a site considered to be of special scientific interest, quite possibly the home of early man...

Bluebell Woods, Capernwray, Lancs

Capernwray (25 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction NE of Hest Bank)

There is a lovely timeless atmosphere surrounding this old Lancashire village, maybe this is caused by the gracious properties hidden amongst the leafy lanes of the area...

Sunset over the Kent estuary, Arnside, Cumbria, September 2006.

Arnside (30 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction N of Hest Bank)

This pretty village has all the ingredients of an old style fishing village with a delightful mix-match of charming properties rising up from a beach of firm golden sand littered with colourful sailing boats...

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Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire.

Lancaster Castle (21 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.4 km, direction S)

Dominating the skyline of the town, Lancaster Castle is of the best-preserved castles in England. This Castle is still used as a.....

Lancaster Cathedral at sunset 2005

Lancaster Cathedral (5 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction S)

This may not be as old as other English cathedral churches, but with its soaring spire reaching to a height of 240 feet and a.....

Ashton Memorial in Lancaster

Ashton Memorial (5 Pictures)

(3.2 miles, 5.2 km, direction SE)

The Ashton Memorial with its green dome, overlooks the City from Williamson Park. It forms a famous Classical landmark and was.....

Warton Rectory, Lancashire

Warton Old Rectory (2 Pictures)

(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction NE)


Arnside Pele (fortified tower)

Arnside Tower (4 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction N)

The oldest building in the parish of Arnside. Arnside Tower is a ruin of a Pele tower which were fortified structures quite.....

Hutton Roof, Nr Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria Jan 2006

Hutton Roof Crags (1 Pictures)

(9.1 miles, 14.7 km, direction NE)


Levens Hall Garden, South Lakes

Levens Hall Garden (24 Pictures)

(11.8 miles, 18.9 km, direction N)

Levens Hall is a wonderful Elizabethan mansion, which began life as a medieval tower refuge against the Scots, it was completed.....

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