wainfleet market town near Skegness in Lincolnshire uk

Welcome to Wainfleet - Historic Town in Lincolnshire UK                                                                                 2015 July

An ancient port and market town on the east coast of Lincolnshire - now a great place for holidays - a good base for visiting Skegness and the Coast. Wainfleet stands on the Steeping River. Our town is famous for Magdalen College, Barkham Street and Batemans Beer.

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The small town of Wainfleet is situated 5 miles inland from the busy seaside town of Skegness in Lincolnshire, but feels as if it’s 50 miles away!!
The town may be small but it has a big heart, and a completely different ambience to its coastal Auntie.
The River running through it is the River Steeping with the local section known as the ’Haven’, or safe harbour.  On the bank of the Haven sits Batemans Brewery which supplies its Wainfleet brewed “Good Honest Ales” to Lincolnshire and many other parts of the world.  Tours and excellent food and drink are available daily there.

Between the Brewery and the Town runs a main Railway line with Wainfleet’s own station.  Trains stop regularly there during each day.  The town is also well served by local bus services and a daily National Coach service to London.

Sponsored by the People of Wainfleet


>> All Saints Town Council

>> Wainfleet St. Mary Parish Council

>> Magdalen College Museum

> Steeping River

> Map of Wainfleet

> Map of Lincolnshire

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Wainfleet Township in Ontario, Canada

Welcome to Wainfleet - Historic Town in Lincolnshire UK

The Market Square, with its free parking, dominates the centre of town which boasts three Public Houses - two of which offer en suite accommodation.

The town has a long history and two main historic sites - the Magdalen College, built by William of Wayneflete in the 16th century and Barkham Street - a striking 19th century street of victorian town houses.  The Magdalen College also houses a fine local museum which serves teas and refreshments as well during the summer.

Close to the town is the Wainfleet Marsh which butts on to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Nature Reserve “Gibraltar Point”.  The marsh shares much of the reserve’s resident and visiting birdlife and is excellent for bracing walks and a view of Norfolk over the Wash.
The Marsh also houses “R.A.F. Wainfleet” and as the Wash is a major practice bombing range many aerial visitors of a different kind can be seen there regularly.   

Coarse fishing opportunities are plentiful with licences available at the Post Office or Storrs in the Market Square.  Pegs are available on the river itself or at the local well stocked fishing lakes.  Local sites in Thorpe and Croft offer caravanning and camping facilities with seasonal or day fishing.

Grange Farm House B & B also Holiday Cottages in Maltby le Marsh near Mablethorpe

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