The Holiday Fun Coast

By: Douglas Scott

Skegness is the biggest resort town on the Fun Coast and has been a premier holiday destination for over a hundred years.

The main road a long the beach is a kaleidoscope of neon and flashing lights fairground rides, advertising arcade machines, slot machines, crazy golf and fish and chip shops.

The name of Skegness like many others in the area, relates to the Danes, Skeggis ness or headland, one of the places where the Vikings landed in the ninth century.

Come to Skegness if you want a traditional British holiday. Bucket and spade and build sandcastles, ride on the donkeys, paddle in the sea, eat fish and chips, go on the rides and arcades, boating lake or crazy golf. The area boasts several Quality Coast Award beaches.

Skegness Pleasure Beach is situated on the central seafront stretches from the Clock Tower Esplanade to the Pier. You will see a wide variety of rides designed to give pleasure and excitement to adults and children of all ages.

The first Butlins holiday resort, was built here built in 1936, which is still here today. Butlins, Skegness located on the coast of Lincolnshire with an award winning sandy beach. It borders miles and miles of soft sandy beaches where you can walk and relax.

Magical World of Fantasy Island Blue Anchor Leisure Ltd is Britains first fully themed indoor family resort with a lot of themed rides. It also has as leisure, shopping, entertainment and outdoor funfair attractions.

On Whit Monday, 1881 Skegness Pier, which was said to be the finest in England, was opened for the first time. It was built for Skegness Pier Company at a cost of twenty two thousand pounds, the Pier was erected by Head, Wrightson and Co.

Bateman's at Wainfleet 4 miles away on the train is a little unusual. It is about as small as you can get without being a micro brewery. The new Brew house called the theatre of beer is very modern, whilst the old brew house adjoining has heritage orders slapped all over it, and its contents. The tour is informative and well thought out, although it lacks a tasting session. The brewer is very much in the real ale.

Tattershall Castle is a vast fortified and moated tower was built for Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England from 1433 to 1443. The building was restored by Lord Curzon between 1911 and 1914 and contains four great chambers with enormous Gothic fireplaces, tapestries and brick vaulting.

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