As summer rolls around and things slowly start to open up after a year like no other, many people will be looking for ways to unwind and escape with weekends away from home. Silverdale is the perfect place to do just that. This region on the very Northern point of Lancashire is home to a rich history, diverse landscapes, and inviting restaurants, pubs, and cottages. This mix of places and activities is the ideal way to enjoy a weekend with friends or family. If you need an excuse to treat yourself to a weekend away in Silverdale; here are 10 reasons you deserve a break.

Take in the Views

As the saying goes; ‘a change is as good as a rest’ and the stunning views available across Siverdale’s hills and valleys are definitely a change. Hikers, cyclists, and people who want to just take in the sunset as it basks the hills in a golden glow will find plenty to explore in this region. 

A particular highlight is Jack Scout. This hill has dramatic sea cliffs offering stunning views and green fields filled with purple orchids and songbirds. It is a fantastic place to unplug from the everyday and enjoy the majesty of nature.

Jack Scout in Silverdale

Enjoy Seasonal Highlights

Living in and around cities we often take for granted the changes that happen every year. Spring buds give way to summer blossoms, and autumnal colours are replaced by snowy winters bringing with it different flora and fauna. This means that all year round there is a seasonal highlight to experience in Silverdale. 

Spring blankets the countryside in wildflowers like bluebells and daffodils. The rare bird, the avocet, arrives to breed and brings with it a company of other interesting species including bitterns and marsh harriers.

Summer is a warm and inviting season with bursts of colour everywhere. The wildflowers attract butterflies and birds making this area ideal for family holidays and birdwatching alike.

Autumn is a wonderful season that shows nature in flux. The red deer shed summer coats and begin rutting, thousands of starlings form mesmerising murmurations, and forests turn to a kaleidoscope of autumnal colours. 

Winter brings dramatic views and interesting birdlife. Flocks of wildfowl gather, bitterns dance on the ice, and thousands of wading birds enjoy the shoreline’s banquet.

Historic Villages

It’s not just the natural surrounds but also the villages that are worth discovering. Silverdale itself is a charming village in Lancashire on the northwest coast. It is home to cute shops, wonderful holiday cottages, and inviting pubs like The Royal. This village is also steeped in history with The National Trust owning several pieces of land in the area. If you book a stay in Silverdale, you’ll never be far away from idyllic village life.

Silverdale Village

Beautiful Nature Reserves

This region’s diverse natural landscape makes it one of the most important in the UK with several natural reserves and AONB demarcated. These include must-visit areas like the Silverdale and Arnside AONB as well as Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay. Whether you want to see the coast, hills, or forests, this region has whatever you need for a weekend away. 

Unwind at The Royal Silverdale

Sometimes all you need is a break from every day. Our cosy cottages are right in the centre of the village near our popular pub and restaurant. If you need a few days away why not book a stay with us and enjoy a weekend lounging in the beer garden or sampling the delights our menu has to offer before retiring to the comfort of your very own holiday cottage.

A Cottage Escape

Speaking of cottages; our selection of holiday accommodation is the perfect place to escape for a weekend. Our cottages are packed with features including private gardens, log burners, entertainment rooms, WiFi, and more. We can accommodate groups of up to six guests making this a convenient cottage escape.

Get Some Fresh Air

Much like your home needs a spring clean, so do people. Getting away from the noise and smoke of a big city can do wonders for your mental health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that spending time in nature improves well-being making a trip to Silverdale a great idea for anyone who needs some time to recuperate and get back in touch with themselves. 

Explore the Seaside

The sights, sounds and smells of the sea invigorate like nothing else. Why not book a trip to Silverdale and get some of that fresh air mentioned above. There is a rich coastline to explore with walks to Jenny’s Point and the nearby Morecambe Bay providing ample opportunities to enjoy the seaside.

Go on a Literary Journey

Silverdale is a convenient place to plan a pilgrimage to see where authors like Beatrix Potter and JRR Tolkein found inspiration. To the north, the Beatrix Potter museum in the Lake District is a must for families with the surrounding Lake District providing plenty to keep you busy during the day. 

While Lord of the Rings may have been filmed in New Zealand, it was England that inspired his fantastic world. The Cromwell Bridge is one of the places credited with inspiring Tolkein and a drive or hike around Lancashire will no doubt show fans the world this famed author drew upon for inspiration.

Cromwell Bridge

Go Back in Time

Finally, this rich natural landscape has been home to countless events. Plan a weekend trip to Silverdale and you’ll be able to learn about the rich history of sites like Dallam Tower, Cartmel Priory, Levens Hall, Leighton Hall Estate, and Arnside Tower. 

Relax and Unwind at The Royal

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to plan a weekend away in Silverdale. From natural landmarks to historic sites and delicious food, there is something for everyone in this little corner of England. Whatever your reason for booking a trip, The Royal Silverdale is here to slake your thirst and fill your belly. We also have luxurious cottages for you to relax and unwind in-between days out. 

If you’re interested in booking a stay with us or want to know more about what Silverdale and the surrounding area has to offer then contact us today and we’ll help you plan the ultimate weekend away.