Mablethorpe is a small English seaside town located on the Lincolnshire coast. It has seen a recent revival in visitors numbers as the trend towards foreign package holiday dips. It is particularly popular with families with small children. There is an excellent beach which is very popular during the summer months. There are many attractions located around the beach, these include donkey rides and a fairground which is operational during the high season (April-October). In the town itself quaint shops and café’s frequent the centre and the fish and chips shops are not to be missed. Wimdu has a range of accommodation options here and in other seaside towns across England, so why not also take a look at our bed and breakfast in Skegness and seafront holiday homes in Whitby.
Where to StayMablethorpe is home to a lovely range of bed and breakfasts, the most popular form of accommodation in Mablethorpe for visitors. By staying with a local owner you can expect great tips on things to do in the town and in the surrounding regional area. Often one can find a little gem that a guidebook would have overlooked. When it comes to getting to know a place who better than to ask a local. Not only for staying in Mablethorpe but places around the world. Wimdu has a great range of accommodation options in the UK, from bed and breakfast and apartments in the cities to cottages and guesthouses in the countryside. By using Wimdu, you get to meet real locals and discover cities in a way conventional tourism would never allow!
- Lincolnshire’s main town is Lincoln – the name comes from the Iron Age term Lindon, meaning ‘pool by the hill’.
- Lincolnshire’s coastal towns are famous for tasty fish and chip shops – the fish is amazing!
- The city of Lincoln was an important trading centre for the Vikings!
- Lincoln was Britain’s third largest city in the 13th century due to the burgeoning wool trade!
- Tanks were invented in Lincoln by the William Foster Company at the beginning of World War 1!
Things to see and do in MablethorpePerhaps Mablethorpe’s main attraction is the beach which is both beautiful and very sandy. The beach is home to a very special attraction – The Sand Train! It’s an icon of the area and is popular with families. People use it to travel between the beach and town centre. Children love it when the train goes in and out of the water. The train runs for the seal sanctuary on the beach into the town – take a ride! Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre is another popular attraction in the town. It’s a small zoo but it is very well maintained. There’s lots to see, not just seals and a small but cosy café serves hot drinks and locally made cakes!
Out and about in LincolnshireAny one visiting Mablethorpe should considering travelling around its county of Lincolnshire. There’s much to see including beautiful towns and villages, stunning coastline and sprawling countryside. The cathedral city of Lincoln has a long history and the pretty streets are full of stories. The historic old town of city is popular with tourists and the modern area of the city centre is home to many entertainment and shopping outlets. There are several popular National Trust properties in Lincolnshire such as Woolsthorpe Manor, Belton House, Tattershall Castle and Grantham House. These old and historic landmarks of Lincolnshire are popular with tourists and the grounds and buildings are well maintained.
Getting AroundMaplethorpe is located along Lincolnshire’s coast between the towns of Cleethorpes and Skegness. Lincolnshire is connected to the rest of England by two major roads – the M180 and A1. The M180 enters the county via the west and goes through the towns of Scunthorpe and Grimsby. The A1 enters the county via the south and goes via the historic town of Stamford. The Humber Bridge connects the northern side of the county with East Riding in Yorkshire. The county is served by several train companies including East Coast which connects the county with London. First Transpenine Express and Northern Rail connect towns such as Grimsby with Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester. National Express operates services out of Grimsby, Scunthorpe and of course Lincoln. Getting around Lincolnshire is straightforward and the best way is to take a car. It’s the most practical way to see the county and get to Mablethorpe as public transport in and around the towns and villages is intermittent. Buses are available if you do not wish to drive. Bylane Travel run the bus services in and around Mablethorpe and connect the town with Boston, Skegness and Stamford.