“Enjoy a slice of nostalgia at the first ever Butlins camp.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Butlins Skegness is a little bit special, mainly because it was founded in 1936, and was the UK's first holiday camp. A lot of the original atmosphere remains and there are even some vintage stall games in the traditional fairground. It's not all nostalgia though, there are plenty of modern rides and activities, from wall-climbing to laser tag, high-speed flumes and a winding vortex slide. New England-style apartments are available, alongside colourful Seaside apartments with their nostalgic feel.
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- Open all year
- Apartments: 744
- Bedrooms: 1617
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About the area
Much of the fenland around the Wash has been drained of its marshes and reclaimed as highly productive farmland. Further north, the coastline, with its sandy beaches, has been developed to accommodate the holiday industry, with caravans, campsites and the usual seaside paraphernalia. The main resorts are Skegness, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Ingoldmells. Inland, the chalky margin of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers an undulating landscape of hills and valleys, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Lincoln, the county town, is dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Most of interest in the city is in the uphill area, Steep Hill, ascending from the River Witham; the Bailgate spanned by the Newport Arch, and the Minster Yard with its medieval and Georgian architecture. Boston, on the banks of Witham, was England’s second biggest seaport in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the wool trade was at its height. There are market towns all over the county still holding weekly markets, including Barton-upon-Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Crowland, Gainsborough, Grantham, Great Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Long Sutton, Louth, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Spalding (the centre of the flower industry), and the elegant Edwardian spa resort of Woodhall Spa.
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