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Tel code: 01262 | code search
Postcode: YO25 | code search
Population: 600
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Mill Farm Country Park
"I was looking for a dog friendly campsite, with walks/beach nearby and I thought Mill Farm Country Park was perfect! Only to be very disappointed to be told by ..." More

Mill Farm Country Park
"Reply from Judy, Mill Farm Country Park to Claire 7th June 2012 Thank you for doing a review on our site. The run up to the Jubilee holiday was not kind to ..." More

Mill Farm Country Park
"Just got back from this campsite and would like to say i would NOT go back again! Its is VERY overpriced for what it is. We were on the ..." More

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For most of the year Skipsea, on the East Yorkshire coast roughly halfway between Bridlington to the north and Hornsea to the south, is a quiet village of (according to the 2001 census) some 633 souls. But in the summer the lure of the sea, the pleasant surrounding countryside, and maybe the produce from the many local farms all attract five times that number of visitors, the majority of them staying in the holiday parks like Mill Farm Country Park and Skirlington Leisure Park. That Skipsea is a seaside resort is something of a historical irony, given that the name means ships’ mooring by a lake or inlet, the lake and the land around it long since swallowed by the North Sea leaving the village on the coast. Though there has been plenty of archaeological evidence of Bronze Age and even Stone Age occupation of the district, the first records of the village date from Norman times, when the local manor was given to a Flemish knight, Drugo de Bruerer, who was also given the hand of William the Conqueror’s niece. Drugo built Skipsea Castle, of which only the impressive earthwork motte remains, but had not long to enjoy it, as he poisoned his wife and went into exile to avoid her uncle’s wrath. The lady’s ghost is said by some still to haunt the area. All Saints’ Church dominates the skyline of the village, an ancient building in the perpendicular style, but the cottages old and new are rather more homely, many of them using local cobbles in their structure and decoration, with lots of whitewashed and red brick walls around too. The sands at Skipsea are extensive, and with a pub for times when the wind gets up a bit too much, this is an enjoyable place for an old fashioned seaside stay

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Mill Farm Country Park

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The Old Orchard

Holiday Park

Skirlington Leisure Park

Pub and Bar

Board Inn
Tow Bar Inn

School

Skipsea County Primary School

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The Marine (5.09 miles)

The Marine
Family friendly small guest house with 5 letting bedrooms located directly on the sea front in Hornsea, single, family, double and twin rooms available, located above a friendly pub. All rooms have sea front views, ... More | visit website
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North Kingsfield Holiday Cottages (5.14 miles)

North Kingsfield Holiday Cottages

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North Kingsfield Holiday Cottages are 3 luxury holiday cottages near Bridlington on Yorkshire’s beautiful East Coast. Three beautifully designed, luxuriously furnished holiday farmhouse style holiday cottages. Open all year, for ... More

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Exhibition Cottage at Hall Farm Cottages (5.81 miles)

Exhibition Cottage at Hall Farm Cottages

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These enchanting, beautifully furnished cottages are set amidst lovely aromatic gardens in a really peaceful location. Hornsea - 4 miles, offers 'blue flag' sandy beach, designer shopping ... More

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Blue Bell Hotel (6.32 miles)

Blue Bell Hotel
The Blue Bell is a charming country hotel with good food and lovely rooms, as well as traditional charm and contemporary interiors. Situated on the Main Street in Burton Agnes, the attractions of Burton Agnes Hall, ... More | visit website
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Burton Lodge Hotel (6.35 miles)

Burton Lodge Hotel

Burton Lodge Hotel is set in 2 acres of attractive grounds and gardens at the southern edge of the village of Brandesburton in rural East Yorkshire adjoining a golf club.

A charming family run hotel, the ... More | visit website

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Manor Court Hotel (6.55 miles)

Manor Court Hotel
The Manor Court Hotel, is run under the personal supervision of the owners Robert & Lorraine McGivern, who have now been joined by their son Dominic. They have a team of 35 relaxed but enthusiastic ... More | visit website
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The Royal Bridlington (6.80 miles)

The Royal Bridlington

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4 Star Guest Accommodation, 16 en suite bedroom, located in the beautiful South Beach area. Simply the best. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, colour tv, dvd players in family ... More

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Seashells Guest House (6.82 miles)

Seashells Guest House
New for 2011 Seashells family run guest house is located on the beautiful south side of Bridlington just a stones throw away from the never ending south beach. The guest house is situated close to ... More
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The Marina (6.91 miles)

The Marina
The Marina is a 4 star Visit Britain and AA associate guest house in the traditional seaside town of Bridlington. We are located on the more select south side of town well away from pubs, ... More | visit website
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Spa Holiday Apartments (6.98 miles)

Spa Holiday Apartments

The Spa Holiday Apartments are situated on the attractive south-side of Bridlington, close to the newly re-furbished Spa Theatre, South Promenade, beach and harbour. All our apartments are self-contained and central heated. We have cots, ... More | visit website

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