56 Lincoln – Skegness

Lincoln - Skegness

The 56 bus route is an entertaining and captivating journey from historical, vintage and retail splendour through classic Lincolnshire villages and countryside to seaside thrills in Skegness.


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No. of Attractions:

3 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1hr 55 minutes

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Starting point:

Lincoln Bus Station

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Journey fact:

Skegness is the home to the famous Skegness Jolly Fisherman, a mascot created in the early 20th century to promote tourism to the area. The character is now an iconic symbol of the town and can be seen on many souvenirs.

Journey Overview

Starting in Lincoln, customers will be treated to views of the ancient city and its iconic cathedral, set against the backdrop of the rolling Lincolnshire hills. As the bus  leaves the city, it travels through the charming villages of Sudbrooke, and Langworth, with historic churches, such as Langworth’s St. Hugh’s Church, a medieval church that dates back to the 12th century. The village is also home to the Langworth Railway Museum, which offers a unique and fascinating insight into the history of rail transport in the area.

As the adventure continues, the bus reaches Wragby, a bustling market town surrounded by fields, dotted with historic buildings, including the St. Mary’s Church, a medieval church dating back to the 12th century. The town is also home to the Wragby and District Museum, which offers a fascinating insight into the history of the area. Baumber then follows on the coast and St. Margaret’s Church.

Finally, Skegness beckons with its wide sandy beach, bustling promenade. As the bus approaches Skegness, expect to see the iconic rolling sand dunes of the Lincolnshire coast. The sea is ahead in the distance and the famous dunes, with the beach stretching out as far as the eye can see. Skegness Pier, with its distinctive red and white stripes, is also a short walk away and customers can see the traditional Victorian architecture of the seafront buildings in this iconic seaside town.

A Fab Day Out!

The adventure commences in the historic city of Lincoln, where customers have a great opportunity to visit some of its iconic attractions, such as the ancient Lincoln Cathedral, the medieval castle, and the charming cobbled streets of the Bailgate area. The city is also home to a variety of museums, galleries, and shops, so you’ll have plenty to keep you busy during your visit. One obscure but interesting place to visit in Lincoln, UK, is the Collection Museum. The museum is located in a beautiful Georgian townhouse and features a diverse collection of artifacts and exhibitions, showcasing the history of the city and its people. Visitors can see a range of objects, from Roman mosaics and medieval stone carvings to modern art and sculpture. The museum also has a dedicated children’s area, making it a great destination for families.

Onto the bus and a stop off at Horncastle is recommended. This historic market town is located on the River Bain and is known for its unique architecture and rich history. Visit the historic St. Mary’s Church and the 17th-century Falcon Hotel, and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many local pubs or cafes. Back on-board the bus and Spilsby is worth stopping off at. This charming market town is known for its historic market square, fascinating streets, and the stunning St. James’ Church. Take a stroll through the town and visit the local museum to learn more about the history of the area.

Finally, your journey will end in the bustling seaside town of Skegness, where you’ll be able to enjoy a wide sandy beach, a bustling promenade, and a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions, including the Skegness Pier, the Fantasy Island Theme Park, and the Natureland Seal Sanctuary.

Gateway to 56: By LNER direct to Lincoln or for more frequent services, changing at Newark Northgate or from West and East Midlands direct to Lincoln.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln museums, galleries, and shops


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