Heysham is a large and beautiful coastal village in the Lancaster district of the county of Lancashire, England. It is a ferry port overlooking Morecambe Bay and offers services to the Isle of Man and Ireland. This charming seaside village is full of exquisite 17th century cottages with vibrant floral displays that has won Britain in Bloom Gold Small Village awards twice.
Currently, Heysham holds two nuclear power stations with a visitor centre for anyone who is interested in nuclear power plants and generation of electricity. The Heysham Nuclear Power Station offers group tours to provide insights regarding nuclear power generation while taking you to the different parts of the power station. You may also view the nuclear reactor itself through a viewing platform. The tour guides are very friendly, well-trained and knowledgeable in order to give you the best tour experience.
Another famous landmark and one of Heysham’s places of historical interest is the St. Peter’s Church. The church offers a peaceful communal garden that is perfect for a moment of reflection and meditation. The grounds and the church itself contain many Saxon and Viking remains. Located nearby are the stone graves, the exact ones that appear in the cover of The Best of Black Sabbath CD. A walk over the headlands will give you a stunning overlooking view of the Morecambe Bay.
If you still can’t get enough of Heysham, you may visit the newly renovated Heysham Heritage Centre. The 3 and a half hour ferry ride from Heysham Harbour to the Isle of Man may seem a little tiring, but what awaits you in the beautiful 17th century farmhouse that houses the heritage centre makes it all worth it.