Ross Castle

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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: Ross Castle, Promenade, Cleethorpes, North Lincolnshire
Postcode: DN35 8SE
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 01472 323 111
Website: Click Here

What appears to be the ruins of an ancient castle is in fact a folly built in 1863. As Cleethorpes was being developed as a holiday resort, following the arrival of the railways during the 19th-century, the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincoln Railway Company built a mile long promenade here to prevent continuing coastal erosion of the cliffs on which the town was sited.

Above the promenade the rail company decided to build the mock ruin as a visitor attraction and it was named Ross Castle after the company's secretary Mr. Edward Ross.