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Eric Morecambe Statue honoured by TripAdvisor

John Freeman

One of the UK’s most photographed statues has been honoured with a prestigious award from the world’s largest travel website.

The Eric Morecambe Statue in Morecambe has been awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor signifying that it has consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travellers.

The prestigious award is based on the quality of reviews and the opinions it has earned on the website over the past year.

Coun Ron Sands, Cabinet member with responsibility for tourism, said:  “This is fantastic news for Morecambe and proof that no trip to the town is complete without seeing its larger-than-life Eric Morecambe statue.

"Thanks must go to all those involved in keeping the statue and the surrounding gardens in tip top condition for people to enjoy all year round."

It's another bonus for the North West from TripAdvisor: in May, Windermere was revealed as the UK town where visitors are most likely to find a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner.