Destination guide

The cosy city of Scunthorpe awaits you

The area's theatre scene and entertainment are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Scunthorpe. This city's cycling, gardens and bars draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Scunthorpe

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Scunthorpe has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Elsham Golf Club (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Kingswood Golf Centre (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Doncaster Greyhound Stadium (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • One Stop Golf (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Dinostar (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Scunthorpe

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Scunthorpe. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blacktoft Sands (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Oakhill Nature Reserve (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Eastrington Ponds (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • North Cave Wetlands Nature Reserve (12.3 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Sandall Park (16.9 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Pearson Park (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Scunthorpe

Fly into Hull (HUY-Humberside), the closest airport, located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), which is 15.6 mi (25.2 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Scunthorpe Station, Althorpe Station and Crowle Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Scunthorpe?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 82 holiday lettings around Scunthorpe. From 14 houses to 51 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Scunthorpe?

There's something inherently pleasant about escaping to the country. If you're a city dweller hoping for a slice of the rural life, we can help you find what you're looking for. HomeAway has 18 rural getaway rentals in this destination. Alternatively, you might be interested in trying something else. HomeAway has a wide range of options to select from, including:

  • 15 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 4 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 3 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Scunthorpe in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect trip is hanging out with friends and relatives in an amazing new place. If you're visiting with a big group, HomeAway has options. House holiday rentals are the preferred choice here for big groups of travellers. Our global database presently has 7 available. In this area, rental properties that can house large groups of guests include:

  • Searching for properties that can hold 6 people? We have 13 that will be perfect. The prices start from £65 per night.
  • If you have 5 in your family, you'll be happy to hear that there are 9 rental accommodation perfect. You can get one for as little as £56 a night.
  • On a trip away with 8 guests? We offer 5 accommodation for rent that will be perfect. Prices begin at just £164 a night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your cousins and all your buddies to Scunthorpe.