Lincolnshire Towns


  • Industrial steel town with Population of 76,000

  • TIC information Centre. Tel 01724297354

  • Market Days Friday and Saturday  

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 retailers. The 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 :-

North Lincolnshire 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. Admission Free

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

  • Jenny Wren Inn - Freehouse and restaurant, Susworth

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