The marvellously quirky Art Deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe
The Midland Hotel glitters with Art Deco design. Opened in 1933, it is on the site of a much older hotel, built in the 1840s when the railways first started bringing holidaymakers to the seaside resort of Morecambe, in north Lancashire. Architect Oliver Hill was chosen to create ‘…. a...
Mythically magical Corfu and My Family and Other Animals
Once upon a time a quirky young woman took her second trip abroad to a far off island full of myths, literary links, bosky olive groves and men called Spiro. She’d first read about this island in a funny book called ‘My Family and Other Animals’ by Gerald Durrell, a...
Southport Pier: a trip down memory lane
If you can remember slim little chocolate bars covered in thin purple foil, if you know what the rag and bone man cried out as he came down your street, if you remember what a smooth old penny felt like, then the arcade at the end of Southport Pier will bring...
A Brief Encounter with Carnforth Station
Carnforth is a small Lancashire town on the Cumbria border, famous for its Railway Station which was used in the classic movie ‘Brief Encounter‘. Filmed at the end of WWII in 1945, the Ministry of Transport chose Carnforth Station as it was deemed safe from enemy fire – why would anyone...
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QUIRKY TRAVEL is about seeing the world from a different angle, looking at things from all sides, finding the unusual, the interesting, the fascinating. It’s about quality combined with classiness, it’s about being curious about everything and wanting to know more…
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