Below you’ll find some of the Top Ten ‘things to do’ with your kids in Grimsby and Cleethorpes from viewing the famous fishing heritage centre to going to the local ice rink we have plenty of things to do for children and the entire family.
Do you live in the City and feel like you need a short or long weekend city escape? Get away from all the noise and stress in the city? Sometimes a short break to the countryside is maybe just what you need, but what will you be looking for?
What to look for when finding that perfect countryside escape?
Maybe you’re someone who prefers to visit a location with a nice beech? It isn’t uncommon to want nice sandy beeches and hope that the weather stays clear but sadly in England this is sometimes hard to come by, With only the summer time to enjoy our coastal beeches there isn’t many choices but this beech based in Grimsby would be the perfect walk when you wish to clear your head.
Luxury Hotel Rooms
You can’t beat a luxury hotel room to stay in just to help relax yourself more, if you’re one of them people who like to escape the city and book a luxury hotel room to never come out of then this is common too, thousands of people per year visit hotels to escape the city and say they never usually go out even to explore the wonderful towns around.
Attractions in the area
If you’re not one of them people who prefer to sit in the hotel room when escaping the stress of life then maybe you’re the one to visit as many attractions as you can, if you want to escape the city life then you’ll be willing to travel to a destination packed of historical or breath taking attractions.
Last but not least would of course the cost of city escapes, in today’s world paying top prices to get away isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, resulting in everyone trying to find the best deals or cheapest hotels.. please don’t be fooled to book a sham of a stay! But also don’t over pay for a stay you could of got cheaper, the only way to do this is to just keep looking & scanning the internet.
Main attractions in and around grimsby
Grimsby in the UK was once one of the largest fishing port in the world with over 500 trawlers sailing in and out of the docks during the thriving fishing industry. Today Grimsby still operates as a fishing port but just not as busy as it was in the 1970s.
With the grimsby town centre now completely redeveloped with a modern looking shopping centre (Freshney place), this small town is still a uk historical location to visit for the quiet stays, friendly locals, amazing hotels such as Beeches Hotel Grimsby & the famous fishing docks. Below we have just a small selection of the local ‘places to visit’ within Grimsby.
National Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby
The National Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby has been one of the most important centres of fishing in this region and across the entire region for many centuries now. This museum which is dedicated to the study of the town as well as the long association with the fishing industry shows a wide variety of fine artefacts on show that bring this illustrious history to life.
Withernsea Lighthouse Museum in Grimsby
The Withernsea Lighthouse Museum in Grimsby features RNLI and HM Coastguard exhibits with displays of old historical photographs, models and documents from Withernsea’s past including the Queens Hotel and train station. This historical lighthouse is no longer active meaning any visitor are allowed to climb the 144 steps to the top of the lighthouse giving you a truly breathtaking view over withernsea and east yorkshire.
Fort Paull in Grimsby
Fort Paull is one of Yorkshires only remaining Napoleonic Fortress, with over 500 years of history within the walls of this superb fortress set in 10 acres with magnificent sight seeing views over the Humber estuary this is a perfect day out for the family!
With its own shop full of artifacts, pictures, postcards and many other little gifts Fort Paull also holds event days and much more.
1. Elton John’s song ‘Grimsby’ was written by Bernie Taupin about his youth spent in the town as a young lad. One line of the 1974 reads: “Oh England you’re fair, but there’s none to compare with my Grimsby. Through nights of mad youth, I have loved every sluice in your harbour.”
2. The Port of Grimsby is the UK’s largest port by tonnage. During World War II, had the German invasion been successful, Grimsby would have been one of the first landing points in the north of England.
3. Grimsby has featured in films – used for filming scenes for 1986 film ‘Clockwise’, starring John Cleese and Penelope Wilton, while Grimsby’s famous docks were used in ‘This Is England’.
4. Grimsby has homed celebrities! T-Rex bass player Steve Currie, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy actor John Hurt, This Is England star Thomas Turgoose and recent X-Factor contestant Ella Henderson, now signed with Simon Cowell.
5. Grimsby Town Football club, known as the Mariners, is not based in Grimsby! Blundell Park ground is based in Cleethorpes – so the club never really play at home.
6. When the Olympic Torch passed through Grimsby, it was abseiled down Grimsby Dock Tower on Day 40 of the relay.
7. The first North Sea natural gas find was made only 40 miles from Grimsby in 1965.
8. In 1086, Grimsby was mentioned in the Domesday Book, and was listed as having a population of 200. The town now has a population of almost 90,000.
If you’ve been looking for a weekend away, Grimsby has some of the finest seafood in the country and Beeches Hotel and Restaurant would be more than happy to accommodate you. We are proud of our Brasserie restaurant, cosy hotel rooms. For more information, please contact Beeches Hotel and Restaurant on 01472 278830 or email us. We look forward to welcoming you soon. http://www.thebeecheshotel.com
Grimsby Fish Market is owned by Grimsby Fish Dock Enterprises Ltd. It is a unique partnership of the local fishing industry delivering one of the most advanced facilities in the UK. Opened in 1996, the £15 million development was the culmination of the confidence in the future of the fishing industry in Grimsby.
Grimsby Fish Market is recognised as being one of the most important fish markets in Europe renowned for the quality and diversity of its fish, together with its long established buying strength. Grimsby Fish Market attracts fish supplies from local, UK and foreign vessels, regular overland fish from Scotland, Ireland and other British Ports.
Grimsby has established a unique partnership with Iceland, Faroe and Norway. This special relationship, developed over many years, ensures expertise in handling substantial quantities of containerised fish. If you love fresh fish, then Grimsby can be an ideal yet alternative destination for a weekend away. It may well not have the glamour status of many cities but you do get great, fresh food and some of the friendliest people in the land. Lincolnshire has much to offer in terms of natural beauty and fantastic cuisine. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during your stay, then The Beeches Hotel in Grimsby can cater for you.
Check our modern bistro style brasserie restaurant, our comfortably refurbished bedrooms with en-suite facilities Contact The Beeches Hotel in Grimsby us on 01472 278830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you soon!