SD4264 : Midland Hotel, Morecambe

taken 7 years ago, near to Morecambe, Lancashire, Great Britain

Midland Hotel, Morecambe
Midland Hotel, Morecambe
A view from the Stone Jetty, Morecambe, looking towards the Midland Hotel. The rocks in the foreground are a flood defence.
Midland Hotel
The Midland Hotel on Morecambe's seafront is a Grade II* Listed building. It was built in art deco style and opened in 1933. Morecambe was then enjoying its heyday as a holiday destination.

In the latter half of the 20th Century, the development of air travel made it much easier to travel to foreign resorts, where sunshine was more-or-less guaranteed. In common with many resorts around Britain's coast, Morecambe's popularity with holidaymakers waned. The Midland Hotel closed in 1998 and fell into disrepair.

The hotel was restored and reopened in 2008. During the restoration, an extra floor was added at the top of the building.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 5 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Place (from Tags)
Morecambe  Morecambe Bay  Lancashire 
Architecture (from Tags)
Art Deco 
Style (from Tags)
Art Deco 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4266 6451 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.3987N 2:52.6666W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4263 6456
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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