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  • Barton - Barton-upon-Humber lies in the shadow of the Humber Bridge, midway between Lincoln and York.
    Barton developed thanks to its prime position by the Humber and in the 11th Century it was the most important port in the region.
    Because of its wealth as a trading centre many impressive Georgian and Victorian buildings were erected which make it an ideal place to wander through.
    One of its main attractions is its view of the bridge, which can be best seen from Barton's Clay Pits, which cover five miles.
    Once the home of a thriving tile and brick industry, the flooded pits are now a haven for wildlife and each has its own character.
    Visitors can take advantage of the facilities they provide by fishing, sailing, birdwatching or enjoying watersports.
    Barton has a hotel on the water's edge and many sites for caravanning and camping, it also boasts several restaurants and traditional pubs.
    The area is perfect for walkers and ramblers who can follow the Viking Way. The trail stretches 14 miles from the Humber Bridge into the heart of North Lincolnshire.
    Some of Barton's main tourist spots include the traditional shopping area, Baysgarth House Museum, Far Ings Nature Reserve, St Peter's Church, Bardney and Tyrwhitt Halls and St Mary's Church.
    It was once the home of Sir Isaac Pitman 1813~1897, inventor of the world-famous shorthand system, and Chad Varah, founder of the Samaritans.
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