Grimsby - Cleethorpes Coast Guide
Grimsby is located on the east coast of England on the estuary of the River Humber. It is well known throughout the land as a fishing port and docks and although not as busy as it was in the past it is still one of the UK's busiest ports. Directly next to Grimsby is Cleethorpes which is a traditional seaside resort.
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Although the town has a long history much of the architecture dates from the nineteenth century, including the 350ft high Dock Tower which dominates the skyline. There are many attractions in and around the town and it is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area.
There is an excellent new visitor centre at Grimsby - The National Fishing Heritage Centre, that explores the history of the traditional industry of the town.
Next door to Grimsby is Cleethorpes which is a seaside resort in the traditional mould. Cleethorpes can offer 3 miles of sandy beach, promenade gardens full of flowers, donkey rides, a paddling pool and boating lake, a pier and open top buses - what more could you ask for!
There are also many modern attractions such as a bowling centre and water parks as well as loads of cafes and restaurants. They also have an annual kite flying event in May/June - check the town website for dates.
Places to visit in Grimsby
National Fishing Heritage Centre - Alexandra Dock, Grimsby, South Humberside DN31 1UZ Tel: 01472 323345
The Deep - Interactive displays and aquarium - Kingston upon Hull HU1 4DP Tel: 01482 381000
Spurn Head - Narrow spit of sand and shingle that projects out into the mouth of the River Humber
Pleasure Island - theme park with rides and attractions
Map of the Grimsby area
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