Destination Review: Skegness
One of the most popular locations along the Lincolnshire coastline, Skegness is home to clean award-winning beaches, swimming pools, mini golf, boating lakes, shopping and the Pleasure Beach fairground.
Popular with tourists for decades, Skegness is home to many typical English seaside treats, including arcades, ice cream, fish and chips and a beautiful sandy beach.
Since the first Butlins holiday resort was built in Skegness in 1936, the town remains popular with holidaymakers who remember their UK holidays at the camp and have since chosen to holiday in the lively town itself.
Of course, as much as there is plenty to do yourself and you will have free time to discover Natureland Seal Sanctuary and all that Skegness has to offer, a trip with Stanley Travel wouldn’t be the same if it didn’t include our excursions.
- Day Trip to Boston and Spalding: Boston is a small port and town on the east Coast with St Botolph’s church, known as the Stump, being one of the highest towers and the largest parish church in England. Spalding is a bustling Georgian market town with more than 270 shops and businesses, making it the ideal shopping trip destination.
- Day Trip to Lincoln: This city includes one of the grandest Cathedrals in England as well as amazing architecturally impressive buildings dating back through the ages. Lincoln Castle also holds one of the four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta.
Your holiday accommodation will be the Queen’s Hotel, which is yards from the sea front and the popular Skegness Pier amusements. There are many local attractions in the area of the hotel including, Fantasy Island, Gibraltar Point and Natureland.
Facts about Skegness
- Butlins’ hall of fame includes ex-performers and ex-Redcoats like Des O’Connor, Darren Day, Cliff Richard and Stephen Mulhern. [Source]
- Skegness was advertised with a poster featuring “The Jolly Fisherman”, who was drawn in 1908 by John Hassall. The “So bracing” posters are an iconic symbol today and his statue stands in Skegness Railway station greeting new holidaymakers. [Source]
- Nearby Fantasy Island is a major theme park with up to 40,000 visitors a day and claims to also have Europe’s largest seven-day market. [Source]
Find out more about our Skegness holiday, departing on Monday 6 July for 5 days, with half board prices starting from £249, on the website.
If you have visited Skegness with Stanley Travel we’d love to hear your feedback and see photographs at @stanley_travel.