Ferries Isle of Man Steam Packet / Seatruck / Stena Line
Heysham Docks have been in operation since 1904 and still provide a busy terminal for industrial cargo, with ships carrying everything from cars to energy products. The ferry terminal is clearly signposted on the south bank of the harbour and not far from the A683 the main road that links this large village with Blackpool and Preston city centre in Lancashire.
If you are visiting the Isle of Man for the famous TT motorcycle festival in May and June catching the ferry here and making the short journey across the Irish Sea is the perfect way to travel.
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Heysham Harbour Train Station also provides easy links with budget accommodation in Manchester and Leeds in West Yorkshire. The terminal building has toilet facilities, vending machines and a small cafe where light snacks can be purchased while paid car parking is available for foot passengers.
Whether travelling by foot or car remember to leave plenty of time to check in. The recommended check-in times are 25 minutes for foot passengers and 45 minutes for cars waiting to board the ferry.
The ferry from Heysham Port docks at Douglas, the Isle of Man’s capital. This convenient route operates all year round. A visit to the Isle of Man Museum is a must, as is a ride on the Horse Tram Railway which starts at the ferry port and runs to the far end of Douglas Bay.
There is a large number of good quality B&Bs in Douglas as well as friendly, family-run guesthouses and some more upmarket hotels. With a little research, the best prices can be found in all types of accommodation. If you plan on visiting during the TT Festival it is definitely advisable to book your rooms well in advance.
Budget friendly rooms near Harbour (with Parking)
The pretty village has a few accommodation options ranging from pubs offering cheap bed and breakfast rooms to hotels along with some self-catering choices.
The resort towns of Blackpool and Morecambe both have a much wider range of accommodation options offering everything from camping to luxury hotels. Morecambe Bay is a wildlife haven with stunning views of the Lake District and a long promenade for brisk seaside walks, this extends right into Heysham itself.
Staying in the town’s guesthouses or bed and breakfast rooms also provides a great base for getting the best out of the Lancashire countryside. Blackpool has an even wider choice of accommodation and, of course, the attractions of the Blackpool Tower and the seafront illuminations.
Heysham Ferry Port in Lancashire England
Name : Heysham Ferry Port
Heysham Ferry Port is located south of the centre of the town close to Morecambe and the city of Lancaster.
Address : Isle Of Man Steam Packet Company Passenger Terminal, South Quay, Heysham, Lancashire, LA3 2XE, England, United Kingdom
Seatruck : North Quay, Port of Heysham, Lancs, LA3 2XF, United Kingdom.
Ferry Port Operators : Isle of Man Steam Packet operate from the port to Douglas. Seatruck operates to Warrenpoint and Dublin.
Stena Line operate freight ferry services connecting the port of Belfast with Heysham.
Nearest railway station ?
The nearest train station is Heysham Port Train Station. The ferry terminal is about a 2 minute walk away from the rail station. Stagecoach Ribble operate a bus service from Combermere Road. This is approximately a 10-minute walk to the passenger terminal.
Postcode District : LA3
Nearest Parking : car parking, at owner’s risk, can be found adjacent to the Terminal Building. No advance reservations are required.
Region : North West England
County : Lancashire
Nearest Hotels : in town centre, Morecambe, Lancaster, and Cockerham.
What to do and see nearby the docks
Eric Morecambe Statue (Central Promenade, Morecambe LA4 5AA, England): statue located along the promenade and beach from Heysham to Happy Mount Park. It’s a beautifully placed statue with the backdrop of Morecambe Bay.
Lancaster Castle (Castle Parade, Lancaster LA1 1YJ, England): lovely castle owned by HM Queen Elizabeth. Until 2011 it was a working prison and is now a tourist attraction. The guided tour is very interesting.
Cottage Museum (15 Castle Hill, Lancaster, England): small history museum. It gives you insight into living conditions from centuries ago.
Trough of Bowland (minor road from Lancaster towards Skipton, Lancaster, England): wonderful and beautiful area with wide moorland landscapes, hidden valleys, crystal clear rivers and streams.
Bay Sea School (8 Coniston Rd, Morecambe LA4 5PS, England): sailing school.
St Peter’s Church (Heysham, Lancashire, England): active Anglican parish church, designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
St Patrick’s Chapel (Heysham, Lancashire, England): ruined building dating from the 8th or 9th century, located above St Peter’s Church.
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