Over 2000 metres long and spanning the Humber River, Humber Bridge is an engineering marvel. Opened in 1981 by Queen Elizabeth II, the bridge hosts the annual Humber Bridge half marathon and is a gateway for those looking to explore north Lincolnshire and east Yorkshire. Just south of the bridge is Barton upon Humber, a quintessential market town. Visit the waterfront to enjoy the town's nature reserve, or venture in to discover more about its historic town centre and iconic structures. On the second Saturday of every month the town hosts a farmer's market, rounding up all the best local produce.
Overlooking the iconic bridge on its northern side is Humber Bridge Country Park, a haven for those seeking some peace and quiet. Explore one of the park's many nature trails, keeping an eye out for butterflies, newts and the tree-covered chalk cliff terraces, said to resemble miniature snow-covered Alps (hence its nickname, “Little Switzerland”).
Humber Bridge is signposted on all roads in the area; to find Humber Bridge Country Park, follow signs from the A63. Barton upon Humber is situated just off the A15, and free car parks can be found in the Market Place, Cottage Lane and at Baysgarth Park.
While you're in the area, why not make a stop at one of the many places to eat near Humber Bridge? Go dine makes it easy to choose with our index of restaurants around Humber Bridge. Browse menus, view photos and read customer reviews of restaurants close to Humber Bridge, and once you've decided which of the restaurants near Humber Bridge you'd like to visit, you can book a table online for free. Our regional pages offer you the best restaurants in Lincolnshire, from Grimsby to Scunthorpe.
Did you know Humber Bridge was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world until the construction of the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark in 1997?