Skegness, Lincolnshire, England

Skegness From the Pier

The Vine Hotel

According to its website, the Vine Hotel is "the oldest secular building in Skegness", having been built in 1770. It was originally named The Skegness Inn, and was the favouritedrinking den of smugglers.


The Hotel is allegedly haunted by a customs officer who was said to have disappeared in the early 19th century after he attempted to arrest a group of smugglers single-handedly. A rare apparition sighted in the hotel and its gardens is that of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Vine Road,



PE25 3DB.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Skegness is a seaside town in Lincolnshire, England.

It is located on the coast of the North Sea, 43 miles east of Lincoln.

Pictured left is Skegness From the Pier courtesy of Simon Fidler. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.