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Useful information to help you enjoy a day (or more) in Barton.  Why not print this page and bring it with you?

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Where is Barton upon Humber ?

Barton upon Humber lies on the south bank of the River Humber at the southern crossing of the Humber Bridge. It is approximately 8 miles south-west of Kingston upon Hull, 14 miles north-east of Scunthorpe and 22 miles north-west of Grimsby. There is a rail connection to Cleethorpes and Grimsby and bus connections to Scunthorpe and Kingston upon Hull. For a map of Barton including weather click here.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland

Car parking is free. The car parks in the town are situated in the Market Place (behind the toilets, behind the supermarket and in the centre), next to Heron Frozen Foods on Chapel Lane, Cottage Lane (2 hour max stay), the new supermarket on High Street, next to the old bank on Castledyke West, Baysgarth Park, and at the railway/bus station. There are other car parks which are free further from the centre of Barton at the Humber Bridge viewing area, Far Ings nature reserve, Waters' Edge Country Park and Tesco Supermarket.

Public toilets can be found at Baysgarth Park, Market Place, the Waters' Edge Visitor Centre and the Humber Bridge Viewing Area.


Things To Do

Barton has two main areas of interest.  There is the waterside area which has nature at the heart of its attractions, this includes the Waters' Edge Country Park, the Far Ings National Nature Reserve, The Ropewalk and many more, and there is also the historic area of the town which includes St. Peter's Church, Baysgarth House Museum, Wilderspin National School, 51 Fleetgate and much more.  If you only have one day to visit try parking at the Waters' Edge Visitor Centre in the morning, visiting the attractions along the waterside, and then having a walk into town along Waterside Road (aim towards the railway interchange) in the afternoon.  There are plenty of places to eat and drink and you will have a packed day.

Heritage and Places of interest
St Peter's Church - Now in the care of English Heritage - Admission charges now apply (free to English Heritage Members). Please check with English Heritage for latest opening times & admission prices if making a special journey.
Baysgarth House Museum - 30 acres of parkland surround the museum - Opening times - Baysgarth Park dawn to dusk daily, Baysgarth Museum open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and Bank Holidays) from 12 noon to 4pm.. (Tel 01652 637568).
St Mary's Church - Open for services (Tel 01652 634425)
Humber Bridge Viewing Area and Barton Clay Pits Reserve (Viewing Area - start of the Viking Way) - Free admission
The Ropewalk - Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sun & Bank Hols 10am to 4pm. (01652 660380) - Free admission
Wilderspin National School - The Victorian school experience - open April to November Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm and December to March Thursday to Sunday 11am to 3pm.  Admission free. (01652 635172)
Waters' Edge Country Park - Park open daily - check the website for Centre opening times - Free admission - (01652 631500).
Far Ings National Nature Reserve - Open for walks any time, information centre open weekends, Bank Holidays and Wednesday afternoons (Tel 01652 637055) - Free admission

Why not print out one of the Barton Walks and have a guided tour of some of the interesting areas of Barton.  These walks cover both the town of Barton and the waterside of Barton so they are bound to cover everyone's taste.

Sports Clubs and Leisure Activities

Barton Broads (Tel 01652 634742)
Pasture House Fishery (Tel 01652 636369)
Marshlands Fishery (Tel 01652 635096)

Sports Clubs
Barton Park Bowling Club (Contact Paul Gray on 01652 634577 or email )
Baysgarth Leisure Centre (Tel 01652 632511)

Other Places of Interest
Baysgarth Park - 30 acres of parkland - opposite Bardney Hall.
Start of the Viking Way (Old Boat House) links with the Nev Cole Way to create an 89 mile circular walk.

For more information about tourism in the area contact the Brigg Tourist Information Centre by ringing 01652 657053 or email , or contact the Scunthorpe Tourist Information Centre by ringing 01724 297354 or email .

Local Radio Stations

96.9 Viking F.M. - Tel 01482 325141
95.9 FM/1485 MW BBC Radio Humberside - Tel 01482 323232
97.6/102.2 Lincs F.M. - Tel 01522 549900

Local Newspapers

Scunthorpe Telegraph - Tel 01724 273273
Grimsby Telegraph - Tel 01472 360360
Hull Daily Mail - Tel 01482 327111


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