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RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Rysome Ln, Holmpton, Withernsea HU19 2RG, UK

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About RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker

RAF Holmpton is a recently decommissioned and fully restored RAF bunker near Withernsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It’s a fascinating place to visit and certainly not your regular kind of day out. Plus it’s all completely indoors so great to visit in any weather. The bunker was built in the 1950s as an early warning radar station for nuclear war.

Attractions Near RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker

South Promenade
South Promenade4.57km from RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker

This scenic 75,000 sq. ft. verdant greenbelt which was located in The Quarter near The North Chapel and showcases a grand fountain at the far end is surrounded by the historic Naval Training Center’s Spanish Revival Style Architecture, rustic pathways, and iconic archways. One of the iconic locations where you can host any events and also you can spend some nice time in this green area.

St Patrick's, Patrington
St Patrick's, Patrington5.07km from RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker

Patrington's parish church is known as The Queen of Holderness, and for good reason. This is a real gem of a church, one of the most enjoyable parish churches in England. It was such a unity of design and quality of architecture; an almost perfect example of Decorated Gothic style. The church is a Grade I listed building and attracts a lot of tourists too.

Pier Towers, Withernsea
Pier Towers, Withernsea5.59km from RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker

The Withernsea Pier, Promenade, Gas & General Improvement Co. was formed in 1871. Work on the 1196 foot structure began in 1875 to the design of Thomas Cargill. It opened in August 1877 having cost £12,000. There was a saloon on the pier-head and a large brick-built gateway. Day-trippers from Hull helped generate a small profit.

Withernsea Lighthouse Museum
Withernsea Lighthouse Museum5.81km from RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker

Withernsea’s Lighthouse is one of only a handful of lighthouses built inland, standing 127 feet (38m) high in the middle of the seaside town. It closed in 1976 after 82 years service and now serves as a memorial to local girl Kay Kendal 1950s famous film star, and includes a video film of excerpts from well-known films and memorabilia. Formerly owned and run by Trinity House of London, it ceased operation on 1 July 1976 and is now used as a museum.

Kilnsea Wetlands
Kilnsea Wetlands7.21km from RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker

This 35 hectare of lagoon and coastal grassland is a patchwork of connected lands owned by Associated British Ports, Environment Agency and this Society managed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as part of the Easington Biodiversity Steering Group . Today it was busy, with families of starlings feeding on the edge of the main pond. A pied and a yellow wagtail hovered just over the water surface capturing insects. The Yellow Wagtail was carrying food for the young.

Tunstall Beach
Tunstall Beach9.7km from RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker

Tunstall Beach is a rural sandy beach, set amongst low craggy cliffs. It is a tranquil setting popular with couples and young families. There is a raised peat bed that was once a large mere (marsh), with a settlement known as Sand-le-Mere which can be seen at low tide. Tunstall is the perfect spot for those wanting to get away from it all. Set amongst low cliffs Tunstall beach is a tranquil setting popular with young families.

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Discover More Attractions in East Riding of Yorkshire, Where RAF Holmpton - Visit the Bunker Is Located

East Riding of Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire is a no-nonsense sort of place. Its largest city, Hull - more properly known as Kingston upon Hull, is where the county's beating heart lies. It is a solid city that just gets on with the business in hand, which in this case is shipping. Hull is still very much a busy commercial port.