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Royal Hotel (Scunthorpe)

(Show map) Tel: 01724 282233
Hotel Policies
Check-in From 14:00 hours
Check-Out 07:00 – 12:00 hours
Cancellation/Prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
Children Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required.  Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Accepted Credit Cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
Bar/Lounge On-site bar & lounge
Restaurant Pub restaurant on-site
Hairdryer In-room hairdryer
Free Wi-Fi Unlimited free Wi-Fi available
Television Flat-screen digital TV
Free Parking Ample on-site free parking
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities In-room tea & coffee making facilities

Weddings and functions at the Royal

Our large function room holds up to 250 people and makes a delightful wedding venue. We can work with you to make sure we make your day extra special. Our on-site catering team can create incredible wedding breakfast menus and we have plenty of comfortable, recently refurbished rooms to accommodate all your guests.


If you’re looking for a venue to hold a birthday party, anniversary, Christening or celebration, The Royal Hotel is a great central location.

About the Hotel

The ideal hotel for events at The Baths Hall and Plowright Theatre

Scunthorpe’s largest and newest conference centre and theatrical venue, The Baths Hall, is less than one minute away on foot from The Royal Hotel. The Plowright Theatre is also close by. If you’re in town seeing a show, watching a band play or visiting a conference, this is the perfect hotel for you.


The ideal base for Humberside Airport

The Royal Hotel is well within easy reach of Humberside Airport, less than 30 minutes drive. We are a great city centre location whether you need a room before your trip, or a place to stay when returning from your journey.

How to get here

Free parking for guests

We have ample free car parking spaces for guests, including a number of disable parking spaces.


How to get here

We are at 78 Doncaster Road and situated in the heart of Scunthorpe city centre, just off the M181. Come off the M180 at junction 3, and follow the M181 into Scunthorpe. The postcode to use for you sat nav is DN15 7DE.

Area & Hotel History

Scunthorpe appears in the Domesday Book as ‘Escumetorp’, indicating a Viking settlement, like much of North Lincolnshire. Its success as a town is largely down to its iron ore resources, which were first mined in the area as early as the Roman times. The deposits then lay forgotten until the 19th century until they were re-discovered by a man named Rowland Winn in 1859. He began to mine the iron ore from 1860 and lobbied for a railway track to be built to help transport the iron out of Scunthorpe. The rail link was established in 1864, and the first ironworks commenced production in Scunthorpe the same year.


Thanks to the Industrial Revolution it was at this time that Scunthorpe enjoyed great prosperity, resulting in population growth and new homes built to house the steelworkers. Many steelworks were then built in the area, including the Trent Ironworks, quickly followed by Frodingham Steelworks, North Lincoln Ironworks and Appleby Ironworks, all constructed within a decade.


The late 20th century saw the decline of steel manufacturing in the area, as steelworks found it cheaper to source higher grade iron ore from abroad. The steel industry continues to be a major employer in Scunthorpe, with Tata Steel’s Normanby Park works being one of the three biggest integrated steelworks in the UK.

Local Attractions

About Scunthorpe

A fun town to visit, Scunthorpe has a leisure centre, a fascinating museum, galleries, theatres, pubs, clubs, bars and a cinema complex in the city centre. The local Theatre, The Plowright, was named after British actress Joan Plowright who was born in nearby Brigg and attended Scunthorpe Grammar School.


Normanby Hall (4.5 miles)

The jewel in Lincolnshire’s crown, Normanby Hall is a classic English mansion built in 1825. Now open to the public, you can visit the Victorian walled gardens, the farming museum and a costume gallery. Children will love the deer park and adventure playground and there’s even a miniature railway for them to enjoy. Nomanby Hall was once home to Prime Minister’s wife, Samantha Cameron, as she grew up on the estate.


The Baths Hall (0.7 miles)

Just a few minutes’ walk from The Royal Hotel, The Baths Hall is Scunthorpe’s newest entertainment venue. With musicals, comedians, live music and conferences there is a packed event calendar throughout the year. If you’re in town to see a show or visit a conference, The Royal is a really convenient place to stay.


Humber Bridge (28.6 miles)

Stretching over 2,200 metres, the Humber Bridge is the seventh longest single-span suspension bridge in the world, and first opened in 1981. It connects East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and can be accessed via car or you can sail under this magnificent construction using Hull’s ferry service.


Gainsborough (17 miles)

One of the capital cities of Anglo-Saxon Mercia, this attractive Lincolnshire town was named after the Gaini tribe – King Alfred married the chief’s daughter Ealswitha in 868. The Danish king Canute is reputed to have attempted to turn back the tide here on the River Trent. The town boasts several interesting historical buildings, including a well-preserved 15th century manor house, Gainsborough Old Hall, and the remains of a medieval church with links to the Knights Templar.


Lincoln, Lincolnshire (32 miles)

A 50 minute drive from The Royal is the beautiful and historic city of Lincoln, with its spectacular 12th century cathedral and well-preserved Norman castle. The city also boasts a vibrant centre with shops, fancy tearooms, cafes and restaurants including the legendary pie shop Browns, frequented by TE Lawrence, better known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.

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