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Pictures of Humberston

in the county of Lincolnshire

About Humberston

This is a typical North East Lincolnshire Wolds town. It is also a coastal resort town with chalet parks reminiscent of the 1950's. Off coast visitors can see the two Sand Forts built at the mouth of the Humber river to defend the coast from attack. Both Haile and Bull Sand Forts were built in 1915. Constructed of concrete, they stand on sandbanks, a short distance away from each other in the middle of the river towards Spurn Head. Bull Fort at 50 feet above sea level is the largest of the two. The forts were used for active service and submarines patrolled between the two during World War II to guard the Humber. However, they were disbanded in 1956 and are now believed to be in private hands.

The region has long been a favourite haunt of holidaymakers, it has long stretches of beautiful sands, ideal for sunbathing and for watching the to and fro' of the shipping lanes. The sea is good for sailing and is popular for other sea-sports. Humberston is somewhat quieter than neighboring Cleethorpes, it has a lovely conservation area, some pleasant shops, inns and fish 'n' chips. There is much here to keep the whole family occupied including Pleasure Island, a family theme park with fun for everyone. It is quite easy to spend a whole day here, there is music, lights, entertainment and rides. For the energetic there is a challenging golf course built on luxurious green parkland, with far reaching views over the surrounding landscape.

Visitors will find plenty to do, you can simply enjoy the ambience of the town, its lovely sea and coastal views or take a trip into Grimsby, famed for its fishing heritage, where you will find a museum recalling the "hey-day" of the regions fishing fleet, and its social history and heritage.

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Cleethorpes (74 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(1.4 miles, 2.2 km, direction N of Humberston)

Cleethorpes, is a warmly welcoming coastal resort in an area renowned for Trawlers and day trippers...

A picture of Grimsby

Grimsby (58 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(2.9 miles, 4.6 km, direction NW of Humberston)

The Grimsby of today is in stark contrast to the days when its fleet numbered more than 700 sea going fishing vessel's, and even more with the time when it was under the rule of invading Danes...

Louth, Lincolnshire

Louth (110 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(11.6 miles, 18.6 km, direction S of Humberston)

Louth is a lively and interesting market town whose cattle have now been replaced with other industries and the good townspeople who for centuries were engaged in agriculture, are these days employed in business and commerce...

Mablethorpe Beach March 2005

Mablethorpe (78 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(17.7 miles, 28.5 km, direction SE of Humberston)

So settled is this coastal town that it is difficult to imagine that the Middle Ages saw the first parish of Mablethorpe swallowed up by the sea...

Claythorpe Mill  Lincolnshire

Claythorpe (8 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(17.8 miles, 28.6 km, direction S of Humberston)

The gentle hills of the Wold's beyond a coast inhabited by some of England's finest nature reserves reveal a wealth of preserved buildings dotted amid famously beautiful countryside...

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Thornton Abbey, Lincolnshire

Thornton Abbey (45 Pictures)

(14.7 miles, 23.6 km, direction NW)

Breathtaking ruins showing clearly the medieval splendour enjoyed by the abbots in the days before the Reformation. The.....

Rescued Seal at Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre

Mablethorpe Animal Gardens (15 Pictures)

(16.5 miles, 26.6 km, direction SE)


This picture was taken at Claythorpe Water Mill & Wildfowl Gardens in Lincolnshire

Claythorpe Water Mill & Wildfowl Gardens (2 Pictures)

(17.6 miles, 28.4 km, direction S)

The wonderful world that is Claythorpe Water Mill and Gardens is located in lush "wold's" countryside between Claythorpe and Aby,.....

Harrington Hall near Spilsby in Lincolnshire.

Harrington Hall (1 Pictures)

(21.5 miles, 34.5 km, direction S)

Built of a soft-pinkish brick, this long beautifully proportioned 17th century house presents a charming picture, the very.....

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Humber Bridge Country Park (79 Pictures)

(22.8 miles, 36.7 km, direction NW)


Beverley Minster, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Beverley Minster (70 Pictures)

(26.5 miles, 42.6 km, direction NW)


Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Lincoln Cathedral (306 Pictures)

(29.6 miles, 47.6 km, direction SW)

Looking at the West front of Lincoln's fine Cathedral Church of St.Mary, past the pageant of ancient buildings outside the castle.....

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