Scunthorpe has been the victim of many jibes over the years and is seen as
an unfashionable town especially since the closure of much of its steel
works. The town has needed regenerating and at last Scunthorpe is starting
to see a revival and attract visitors. The town is rapidly becoming
the shopping capital of North Lincolnshire and with it's excellent
motorway links is so easy to get to it's well worth a visit.
The Streets Specialty shopping streets in Scunthorpe are off the High
Street. Ravendale Street is renowned for its café culture with a
selection of café bars and restaurants offering outdoor seating. Laneham
Street sells excellent designer clothing, whilst Mary Street and Dunstall
Street have a wide selection of craft shops, boutiques and specialist
Foundry is set within the heart of Scunthorpe, The foundry offers both
modern and traditional retailers, providing a wide range of variety and
choice in a customer friendly environment. With over 50 shops, stores and
restaurants including: Westgate Department Store, Boots, New Look, WHSmith,
Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Dixons, JJB Sports and more .The
Parishes shopping centre is situated in the town centre and home to
many popular high street stores: H&M, Woolworths, Littlewoods, Clarks,
T J Hughes, Etam and HMV, as well as specialist shops for jewellery, hats,
household goods, cards, gifts, sportswear and bakery goods.
Other attractions in the area include :-
Museum - the earlier and later history of North Lincolnshire is
explored through visual displays of geology, natural history, archaeology
and social history. Temporary exhibition programme and courtyard garden.
Steam Rail Tours - Let a restored
steam locomotive take you around one of Europe's leading steel producing
centres. With expert guides on hand, you'll learn all about iron and
steel making in Scunthorpe and glimpse red-hot steel being rolled in the
mills. OPEN: Selected Saturdays and Sundays or by prior arrangement and
must be pre-booked.
Normanby Hall is well worth a visit for its splendid house and walled
gardens and also golf.
Nearby Attractions are Elsham Hall, Brigg, The Trolleybus Museum,
Sandtoft, Thornton Abbey, Wesley Methodist Hall in Epworth and Corus rail
Tours. Nearby market towns of Epworth and Barton can be explored including
the Far Ings nature reserve and Humber Bridge.
Places to Eat and Drink
Visual Arts Centre - Cafe
Bon Appetite - Restaurant
Colosseo - Restaurant
Columbia - Cafe
Grange Park - restaurant
La Gondola - Restaurant
Pink Pig - Cafe
Fortuna Cantonese - Restaurant
Wren Inn - Freehouse and restaurant, Susworth
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