Barton upon Humber Travel Guide

  • Vintage bus at Barton bound for Hessle
    Vintage bus at Barton bound for Hessle
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  • The haven at Barton
    The haven at Barton
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  • Exterior view
    Exterior view
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Barton upon Humber Things to Do

  • Thornton Abbey

    Thornton, in North Lincolnshire, was one of Britain’s richest Augustinian abbeys by the late 13th century. It has the largest and most impressive surviving monastic gatehouse in Britain, built 1377–82. It was one of the few abbeys to be refounded after the Suppression of the Monasteries as a secular college for priests, but this in turn was closed...

  • The creek and waterfront

    A ferry to Hull used to run from here between 1351 and 1851 and this is a fascinating area near the Rope Walk and Humber Bridge viewing area.There is a small promenade on the eastern side with good views over a fascinating boatyard. Work goes on 7 days a week here but many of the boats here do not appear to have been worked on for years! However...

  • The Ropewalk

    The Ropewalk is housed in a closed rope making factory that was built in 1767 and houses the Waterside Artists Cooperative in this grade 2 listed building.There is wide range of contemporary art and crafts to see here including one of the areas largest collections of contemporary ceramics.The building is almost a quarter of a mile long and also...

  • St Marys

    Dating from the 12th century, with later additions, St Mary’s Church is one of North Lincolnshire’s most spectacular ecclesiastical buildings. The attractive bell tower, highly ornate west door, superb north and south nave arcades and majestic tower arch tell us of the prosperity of the town prior to King Edward I’s decision to develop Hull as the...

  • Vintage bus trip

    In 2014 on the weekends of July 5/6 and August 2/3 there will be vintage bus trips on a 1949 EYMS bus (used in the ITV series Heartbeat) between Barton and Hessle on the north bank of the Humber. The cost is only £2.50 (concessions £2.00) and the ticket lasts all day, Buses leave Barton Interchange every hour through the day.The bus is a real...

  • Wilderspin National School

    This old Victorian school had been restored in to a museum school where visitors can experience a school and its teaching methods from the 19th century. There is an array of classrooms ands playgrounds set out as they would have been 150 years ago.The school was named after Samuel Wilderspoon who founded primary school education in England where...

  • Waters Edge Country Park

    On the Humber bank is a naturalists delight in this free entry attaction. This is an "earth centre" and here you can see at close hand nature at close quarters. There is a nice café here and lots of information about the nature in the area.Outside wooden walkways meander through grassland next to the ponds where you can see an ever changing array...

  • Twigmore Woods

    A short drive from Barton on the A15 / M180 to Scunthorpe and then on the Kirton Lindsey road (B1398) takes you to Twigmore Woods. This is a large wood with two lakes and pleasant walks through well maintained paths (suitable in places for wheelchairs) and in the late spring and early summer the largest display of rhododendrons I have ever...

  • Far Ings Nature Reserve

    This nature reserve is built around the abandoned clay pits - hundreds of men had dug clay by hand here for many years until the area was abandoned in the 1950s. With careful reed management the reed beds are now home to bitterns , kingfishers,red-shanks and marsh harriers and a host of other birds. There are also creatures such as water voles and...


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Barton upon Humber Transportation

  • East Midlands Rover

    If you want to explore the area by train from Barton this ticket offers good value. Travel after 09.00 and have unlimited travel in an area bounded by Barton - Cleethorpes - Scunthorpe - Sheffield - Derby - Stoke - Nuneaton - Coventry - Bletchley - Bedford - Leicester - Peterborough - Spalding - Skegness. Plus Sheffield - New Mills , Belper -...

  • Closure by stealth

    There is a train service to Barton on Humber - it runs to and from Grimsby / Cleethorpes but is a line Northern Rail clearly want to close. A basic two hour service with only Sunday trains in the summer that is occasionally closed for "operational reasons" and a bus substitute replacement provided.The trains are single carriage rail cars that are...

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