Things to do in Grimsby, Lincolnshire


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One of the most welcoming and convenient hotels in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, The St. James Hotel offers the ideal location for exploring the attractions, shopping destinations, restaurants and nightlife of Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

We have collected eleven guides to provide inspiration for things to do in Grimsby. Each one offers something different such as exploring our native history in North East Lincolnshire, nature or Britain’s enterprising spirit such as Humber bridge.

Previous guests have described the Lincolnshire wolds as a ‘hidden gem’ which is underrated in our humble view.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you will enjoy your stay at the St. James Hotel and local area.

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Lincolshire Wolds

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

​Designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty, the lush chalk hills and farmland of Lincolnshire Wolds are perfect for country holidays, biking, horse riding, walking and experiencing the timelessness of England’s agrarian era.

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Cleethorpes Beach

Traditional Seaside Resort

​This traditional seaside resort offers sandy beaches and family friendly activities like donkey rides, a paddling pool, a boating lake and a promenade with beautiful gardens.

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Visit the world’s Premier Fishing Port

Grimsby is considered the world’s premier fishing port. And the award-winning Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre has chronicled what it means to work in this industry. You can experience the sights, sounds and even the smells associated with the labor of British trawlermen over the past 60 years at this popular attraction.

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An Unforgettable City Break

Discover the perfect destination for an unforgettable city break, where you can be amazed by the soaring spires of Lincoln Castle, renowned as the “most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles,” view one of the original copies of the Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle and experience the vibrant nightlife on the Brayford Waterfront.

Grimsby Docks

Amazing Shops and Restaurants by the Docks

Since the medieval period, these docks have made Grimsby into a major fishing centre. This historical site is still industrious today and you can see it operating, though more as a general cargo carrier. Be sure to check out the area shops and restaurants in Grimsby, too.

The Heart of Grimsby

​​In the heart of town, you’ll find Grimsby Minster, part of the Church of England. This popular parish church offers different Sunday and weekday services that incorporate choral traditions.

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Blundell Park – Grimsby Town FC

Historic Football Stadium

Opened in 1899, Blundell Park is a historic stadium that’s open to this day. Only one of the original stands remains, but you can see riveting football games at this location. Be sure to check the schedule before your arrival.

Humber Bridge

River Humber & Humber Bridge

As one of the major deepwater estuaries in the United Kingdom, the River Humber has several canals and tributaries that push fresh water from Britain into the North Sea. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of this lovely river from the Humber Bridge.

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Freshney Place

Freshney Place Shopping Centre

Located in the Grimsby town centre, this award-winning shopping centre is the largest shopping destination in Lincolnshire with over 100 shops, including everything from high street brands to eclectic local independent retailers.


Hull – UK City of Culture 2017

As recognition of its community-wide belief in the transformational power of culture, Hull has been named the “UK City of Culture” for 2017. From 1 January to 31 December, Hull will showcase 365 days of cultural activities throughout the city that celebrate its people, culture, history and geography. The year is split into four seasons, each with something distinctive and intriguing to say about this unique and fiercely independent city and its place in the world. From art to film to music to cuisine, come discover that there’s so much more to Hull than you ever imagined!

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