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Hornsea Mere

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Address: Hornsea, England
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The Largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and listed as one of the Severn...

The Largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and listed as one of the Severn Natural Wonders of Britain. For boating and sightseeing of nature

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Particularly pleasant on a good day

Observed, various, contented wading birds and gulls, in particular, in this peaceful situation. Cold and windy today, had a short walk only beside Mere. Picnicked in car. Dogs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Filey, United Kingdom
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Crich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our elderly dog for a walk at the mere knowing that dogs must be on leads. This is just perfect for our sensitive lady. We had a great experience enhanced by moist cake and tea whilst sat inside the cafe. Our dog was welcomed in. If you want to have a lovely few hours gazing at the magnificent​... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A massive lake, with a few facilities on site, also good for bird watching. I live in Hornsea now, but first came here 40 years ago fishing, I have never seen anyone catch anything, though the taxidermy pike in the cafe always kept one hoping! Fishing from the banks not easy or ideal as it is so shallow. Fishing from... More 

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Filey, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Observed, various, contented wading birds and gulls, in particular, in this peaceful situation. Cold and windy today, had a short walk only beside Mere. Picnicked in car. Dogs are allowed to walk on lead. Length of stay depends on time of year, weather and activities planned. Can hire boats around the Mere at certain times. Take binoculars and camera. Small,... More 

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Thank Anne Marie D
Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went out it season, was a cold, bright sunny day, lovely views across the mere. Plenty of room to park, lots of ducks, geese, and swans, nice place to walk round. Does get busy, but spent a lovely couple of hours there, just nice to sit and watch the wildlife from the car.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We have lots of fun here we enjoy the boats , there is also a cafe so you're able to have food a drink or ice cream . It's a lovely place .

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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely cup of tea and warm welcoming as always. Been visiting the mere since I was a child and love how it hasn't altered too much over the years 😊

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Thank Sassyk77
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

lovely place in the sun. the canada geese were in another field so not upsetting the bird feeding. cafe was great , really good aervice and food. lots of swans and ducks to feed .was ok for older people and with diasability .

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is such a nice place ,lots of bird life you get geese mobbed if you try eating outside the car but it is funny. Shame there is no boardwalk as gets very muddy.

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Thank lottie49
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting, with a bit of effort, this could be a hotspot. It's almost like they don't want people to visit.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

What a lovely place to go with or without children, you can feed the many ducks there, go for a boat trip around the mere, play mini golf, or just go for lunch, sit outside if weather permits, if not inside, the food stuff is excellent, massive pieces of cake, lovely toasted sandwiches, there is a little shop also, a... More 

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