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2 Scunthorpe Hotels and Guest Houses

Wortley House Hotel

3 stars

0.5 miles from Scunthorpe

Rowland Rd, Scunthorpe, DN16 1SU · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1724 842223


Single from: £75.00

Double from: £100.00

per room per night

Royal Inn

2 stars

0.9 miles from Scunthorpe

Doncaster Rd, Scunthorpe, DN15 7DE · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1724 282233


Single from: £40.00

Double from: £70.98

per room per night

The predominately industrial town of Scunthrope is the administrative center of the North Lincolnshire area. This town was once five separate villages that were joined to make up the town as it was known today. The area has history dating back to the Roman era when ironstone mining started. Today the town is known not only for its administrative abilities but for its ironworks industry.

Scunthrope is home to the North Lincolnshire Museum. Here visitors can view the history of the North Lincolnshire area. Visitors can explore the many different exhibits and enjoy the unique culture that is Scunthrope and North Lincolnshire. Families will really enjoy the interactive displays that will get their kids involved in the history. See a Victorian Ironstone cottage or maybe relive the Peoples War. This exciting museum is fun for all ages.

If you are into theatre then check out the Plowright Theater. This theater was built in 1958 and is home to a variety of plays and other forms of entertainment. Seating only 354 this theater was built in the proscenium style. With everything from drama to comedy you might want to check out their schedule you might find that there is something fun to see during your stay.

The Thornton Abby was founded in 1139 by William Ie Gross as a priory. It became an Abbey only a few years later in 1148 and was used as a house for Augustinians. The original abbey was built in the Romanesque style but was then renovated in the 13th and 14th Centuries to the Early Gothic styles. Shortly after in 1539 the abbey was closed thanks to the dissolution by Henry VIII. Today only ruins remain of this brilliant piece of architecture. Visitors can walk the grounds and view what remains. For those who are into ghost stories and tales then the Abbey is a must stop, for it is rumored to be haunted. According to legend the wrongly accused Abbot Thomas de Grethem was buried alive, walled up in a secret chamber in the abbey. It's said that his spirit can be seen roaming the grounds at night looking for the lost love he was killed for.

If you are really interested in ghosts and ghost stories, then go to Barton-upon-Humber, located near Scunthrope. Visiting this area during the winter months and you can take part in the Barton Ghost Walk. Starting at the Baysgarth Park you will walk through the historic town of Barton. You will get to meet many of the characters of the myths and legends surrounding Barton's past. You can enjoy the spooks and stories of the past.

Come to the area early enough in the day and you can visit the Baysgarth House Museum before setting out on your ghost walk. This museum was the form home of the Nelthorpe family. You can see many exhibits here that pertain to the relevance of the house and town. Throughout the year the home is also the show place for a variety of additional exhibitions.

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