RAF Wainfleet in Friskney, on the Lincolnshire coast - an interesting place to take a cottage holiday
RAF Wainfleet was a Royal Air Force weapons range in Licolnshire, facing out to The Wash on the east coast of England, in Friskney near Wainfleet.
The range at RAF Wainfleet was opened in August 1938, although use of the site as a range dated back to the late 1800s, when it was used by the 1st Lincolnshire Artillery. During the 1920s and 1930s RAF Wainfleet was also used by the RAF and Royal Artillery. RAF Wainfleet was used by both fixed wing and rotary aircraft from NATO; during the WWII, the range was used by 617 Squadron to test the Stabilizing Automatic Bomb Sight (if the "617 squadron" sounds familiar, it's because this the famous Dambusters squadron, and RAF Wainfleet is where they practiced). RAF Wainfleet was finally closed in July 2010.
Now, you may be wondering why RAF Wainfleet is getting a mention on this site - after all, we mainly talk about holidays. There is a very good reason for this though, RAF Wainfleet has now been converted into holiday cottages! Yep, you can stay in that control tower, and look out at the ships off the coast which were, until 2009, used as bombing practice. A fascinating place to take a holiday!
If the rest of the family can't see why this is such a fascinating place to take a holiday, you'll be pleased to hear that Skegness is only 8 miles away; or for the wildlife lovers RAF Wainfleet is next to Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve.
The Tower at RAF Wainfleet in Lincolnshire
RAF Wainfleet in Lincolnshire - Skegness
The accommodation at RAF Wainfleet is made up of four holiday cottages - The Tower, Hurricane, Lancaster, Spitfire. With each cottage sleeping 6 people. If you are planning a holiday with friends or extended family, you can always book more than one of the cottages.
Each of the cottages at RAF Wainfleet has central heating, with your bed linen and towels included. There is a shared laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. The cottages are set in ½ acre of Lincolnshire countryside.
The Tower, Hurricane, Lancaster, Spitfire all allow pets to holiday with you, so should you have a dog in tow who'd just love to spend some time walking along the Lincolnshire coast with you, you'll love it here!
Where can I find out more about holidays at RAF Wainfleet?
You can see more photos of The Tower at RAF Wainfleet
. Or to see whether any of the cottages are available you can check out the prices and availability at RAF Wainfleet
I hope you have a good time at RAF Wainfleet - and get a feeling for the history which surrounds this location.
You can find RAF Wainfleet on a map
The results of target practice at RAF Wainfleet
Find "RAF Wainfleet" on the map