Welcome to ScunthorpeWhether you’re enjoying a round of golf, shopping in the town centre or exploring nature reserves, there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Scunthorpe. With excellent transport links and good local amenities, Scunthorpe could tick all the right boxes for you and your family.
A quick historyScunthorpe was mentioned in the Domesday Book, but it wasn’t until the mid 19th century that the town grew thanks to the local iron industry. As the population boomed during the following century, Scunthorpe absorbed many surrounding rural villages including Ashby and Bottesford. To this day, Scunthorpe is still a key player in the UK iron and steel industry.
Business and industryOne of the biggest businesses in Scunthope is British Steel, while other employers in the area include Kestrel Building Products, North Lincolnshire Council and Wren Kitchens in Barton upon Humber, while Doncaster is home to DFS Furniture, Ballyvesey Holdings and Polypipe Group.
Things to do in the areaScunthorpe is home to a wide range of sights and attractions, from history at the North Lincolnshire Museum to entertainment at The Plowright Theatre, and shopping at The Foundry and North Lincolnshire Shopping Park.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, you can visit Ashby Ville Nature Reserve, Normanby Hall Country Park or Elsham Hall Country Park, while the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are only a short drive away.
Wildlife and nature in Scunthorpe
For families moving to the area, Shepherds Place Farm and Pink Pig Farm are both popular with the little ones, while the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft is also a great kid-friendly attraction.
Childrens activities in Scunthorpe
Other places of interest in and around Scunthorpe include The Pods leisure centre, Grange Park Golf Course and Glanford Park, home of Scunthorpe United Football Club.
Other attractions in Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe is close to the M180, providing good transport links by road, while the train station has regular services to Doncaster, Manchester and beyond.
Travel and commuting
To get to Doncaster, the journey by train takes just 25 minutes while the car journey takes around 35 minutes depending on traffic. Sheffield can be reached in 50 minutes by car or one hour by train, while Lincoln can be reached in 45 minutes and Leeds can be reached in one hour.
Travelling by train from Scunthorpe
Manchester is around one hour 50 minutes away by car or train, while the quickest way to get to London is by train, with a journey time of two hours 40 minutes changing at Doncaster.
If you’re going on holiday, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is only a 45 minute drive from the town.
Airports near Scunthorpe
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