Visit Skegness and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Skegness, Lincolnshire. Renowned for its bracing air, this once tiny fishing village, loved by Lord Tennyson and his brothers, is now one of the largest and best-equipped seaside resorts in Britain. There is an iron pier 1,843 ft long and a mile-long waterway threading through the sea-front gardens planted.
The sandy beach is some 6 miles long, reaching from the holiday camp at Ingoldmells to Gibraltar Point where the Lincolnshire Trust for Nature Conservation have established a reserve and bird sanctuary covering an area of over 1,200 acres of sandhills, rough grazing, fresh and salt-water marshes, beach and foreshore. There is also a bird observatory at this key migration point.
Seven miles West of Skegness on the A158 is Gunby Hall, a deep-plum-coloured house belonging to the National Trust and open to the public. Referred to by Tennyson as “a haunt of ancient peace”, it is a William III house built by Sir William Massingberd in 1700, showing the influence of Sir Christopher Wren. There is a contemporary oak staircase and nearly every room is wainscoted. The contents include furniture, portraits by Reynolds and numerous deeds and papers. There are kitchen and formal gardens and herbaceous borders; 1,406 acres of grounds include 15 farms.
Almost next door is the little village of Burgh le Marsh with its five-sailed tower mill in working order and impressive church built in Perpendicular style of Portland stone. It consists of a chancel, a clerestoried nave, two fine porches and a tower surmounted by 16 iron crosses.
Nearby towns: Boston, Horncastle, Louth, Mablethorpe, Spilsby
Nearby villages: Aby, Addlethorpe, Alford, Anderby, Burgh le Marsh, Chapel St. Leonards, Claxby, Croft, Cumberworth, Dalby, Farlesthorpe, Firsby, Friskney, Halton Holegate, Hannah, Helsey, Huttoft, Ingoldmells, Little Steeping, Mumby, Old Bolingbroke, Old Leake, Orby, Partney, Rigsby, Saleby, Skendleby, South Thoresby, Thorpe St Peter, Thurlby, Toynton St. Peter, Ulceby, Wainfleet, Well, Willoughby, Wrangle
Have you decided to visit Skegness or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Skegness bed and breakfast (a Skegness B&B or Skegness b and b)
- a Skegness guesthouse
- a Skegness hotel (or motel)
- a Skegness self-catering establishment, or
- other Skegness accommodation