Grimsby is a traditional fishing port in Lincolnshire, one of the eastern counties of England. It is situated at the mouth of the River Humber. It is physically linked to the adjoining town of Cleethorpes, with which it makes up the unitary authority of North East Lincolnshire, sometimes known as Great Grimsby. At its peak in the 1950s, it was the largest and busiest fishing port in the world. It is home to Britain's largest port complex in terms of tonnage, and a large number of industries along the Humber provide a lot of the town's employment. Young's is a major seafood company headquartered in town.

Get in

The main route in is via the A46 (Lincoln, Newark) or from the M180, which turns into the A180 in neighbouring North Lincolnshire, and links Grimsby with main routes to Hull and the Midlands.

Humberside airport is a short drive away and has scheduled flights to Aberdeen and Amsterdam, as well as charter flights to other European cities.

There are frequent train services between Cleethorpes, Manchester and Lincoln, which call at Grimsby Town station and terminate at Cleethorpes.

A bus service links Grimsby to Hull (X1), Lincoln (3) and Louth (51), operated by Stagecoach. National Express also operates services to London & the south-west twice a day.

Get around

There is a varied if sometimes infrequent bus service linking the town centre with most of North East Lincolnshire. It is now run completely by Stagecoach.




The majority of the shops in Grimsby are located in or around the Freshney Place shopping centre.


As a fishing port, Grimsby is famous for its fish and chips and also traditional smoked haddock is a must.

Steeles Fish and chips.


Stay safe

Although Grimsby is relatively safe, there are a few areas that would best be avoided during both the day and night. Violent crime and antisocial behaviour is very common.

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