History and Things To Do In Grimsby

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History Of St James Hotel

The St James Hotel first opened its doors on Thursday the 28th of November in 1972 and was originally called the Crest Hotel! When the St James Hotel first opened, Grimsby was a thriving fishing port, being one of the busiest in the world! However, over the last 50 years the decline of the fishing industry has seen ports and docks being replaced with newer renewable energy industries. Yet, Grimsby’s fishing heritage still attracts many tourists to the area, with popular attractions being the Fishing Heritage Centre and the Ross Tiger (Trawler) and its docks.

Things To Do In Grimsby

If you are looking for something to do by our hotel, why not also visit the nearby popular seaside resort of Cleethorpes. Cleethorpes is renowned for its historical landmark Victorian Pier, which was built in 1875. Wrap up warm for a winter walk on the award-winning Cleethorpes beach, explore the nearby Lincolnshire Wolds and tuck into delicious fish and chips in our Minster View Restaurant. The gold miles of sand and coast attract a multitude of water sport enthusiasts and tourists each year, so we can guarantee that there would be something fun for the whole family to enjoy!