Skegness is the perfect holiday destination, boasting miles of beautiful beaches, attractions and entertainment. You will never be short of something to do, whatever the weather!
This is a small town 1 mile from Bratoft but is affectionately regarded by its residents as ‘The Village’ or just ‘Burgh village’. Burgh le Marsh was granted town status by King Henry IV’s royal charter in 1401; the 600th anniversary was celebrated a little belatedly on 1st May 2004.
The church of St Peter & St Paul is a significant landmark in Burgh le Marsh with its elegant buttressed and pinnacled tower which is built of Portland Stone. The clock face has quite a sinister message of ‘Watch and Pray For Ye Know Not When the Time Is’
Dobson’s mill built by Sam Oxley of Alford in about 1813 is Burgh’s other dominant landmark. It has five storeys and has unusual left-handed sails which means the sails rotate clockwise. It contains much of its original equipment and there is a milling museum which includes a Blackstone Diesel engine.
An ancient feature of Burgh is the tumulus Cock Hill – a Saxon burial site. Roman pottery coins and clay pipes have been excavated here.
Skegness all the fun of the seaside can be found 6 miles away in Skegness with many great attractions including wonderful Blue Flag beaches traditional Pier and seafront prom funfair and great fish & chips!! Easy to drive to well sign posted lots of places to eat out cinema theatre bowling golf candy floss and doughnuts galor. www.funcoast.co.uk where you can find the Embassy Theatre www.embassytheatre.co.uk bowling fishing cafes take-aways and all the resort’s amenities.
For a quieter time Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is an area of sandy and muddy seashores sand-dunes saltmarshes and freshwater habitats extending for a distance of about 3 miles along the Lincolnshire coast from the southern end of Skegness to the entrance of the Wash. Lot’s to do and lot’s to see in Skegness. If you do not want to drive yourself there is also a local bus and train station in Skegness so you can take leasurely trips by public transport to Lincoln Boston or Grimsby for the day.
Just outside of Skegness is the Funcoast World experience in Ingoldmells loads of fun rides big dippers and play area’s for the children. Lots of market stalls to browse and carboots galor ideal for bargain hunters.
Closer to home is Wainfleet a pleasant village with market day on Friday and Batemans Brewery www.bateman.co.uk where you can find fabulous traditional Good Honest Ales with a tour of the Brewery and lunch. There is a working train station which stops in Wainfleet and you can go to Boston or Lincoln for the day from Wainfleet.
Horncastle is a town to wander around and soak up the relaxed atmosphere of country life for this town has become a honey-pot for shops specialising in antiques collectables and bric-a-brac. A lovely market town in the wolds perfect for a day trip out. Horncastle has it’s own market day which is on Thursdays where it sells local produce vedgetables cakes and parafinalia. Lots of Hotels pubs and small cafe’s to eat in.
Burgh le Marsh www.aboutbritain.com/towns/burgh-le-marsh.asp