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New homes in scunthorpe

Located in Lincolnshire just south of the Humber, Scunthorpe is a large market town close to England’s North Sea coast. Not far from Hull and Grimsby, houses in Scunthorpe are also close to Doncaster and Lincoln, while Sheffield and Leeds are both around 45 miles away. 

The East Midlands town may be famous for its steel industry, but this is a brilliant place to live if you enjoy exploring beautiful outdoor settings, particularly along the seafront. Get to know the ‘Industrial Garden Town’ even better once you choose from our developments closest to Scunthorpe below.

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    Hawk View

    Hawk View

    Ings Lane, Brough, HU15 1XS
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  • Hesslewood Park

    Hesslewood Park

    Jenny Brough Lane, Hessle, HU13 0FE
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £230,000 to £375,000
  • Edwin Vale

    Edwin Vale

    Doncaster Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6AT
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £245,000 to £345,000
  • Minster View

    Minster View

    Voase Way (off Woodmansey Mile), Beverley, HU17 8FF
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £250,000 to £450,000
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    Wolds View

    Wolds View

    The Balk, Pocklington, York, YO42 2NY
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    High Forest

    High Forest

    Louth Road, New Waltham, Grimsby, DN36 4RT
    • 4 bedroom
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  • Gateford Manor, Worksop

    Gateford Manor, Worksop

    Harlequin Drive, Gateford, Worksop, S81 7SP
    • 3 and 4 bedroom
    • £264,995 to £379,995

Welcome to Scunthorpe

Whether 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 history

Scunthorpe 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 industry

One 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 area

Scunthorpe 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.

Wildlife and nature in Scunthorpe

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.

Childrens activities 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. 

Other attractions 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.

Travel and commuting

Scunthorpe is close to the M180, providing good transport links by road, while the train station has regular services to Doncaster, Manchester and beyond.

Travelling by train from Scunthorpe

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.

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.

Airports near Scunthorpe

If you’re going on holiday, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is only a 45 minute drive from the town.

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