wainfleet market town near Skegness in Lincolnshire uk
Welcome to Wainfleet - Historic Town in Lincolnshire UK 2014 October
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 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.
House B & B also Holiday Cottages in Maltby le Marsh near Mablethorpe