Grimsby Town, Humber, shipping, Blundell Park

What to see
You’ll find accounts of Grimsby’s tourist appeal in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8+P&P from For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Visitor UK’s website or the tourist information centres in Cleethorpes and Grimsby.

Links to local attractions include:
Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre
Grimsby Minster
People’s Park
Time Trap Museum

to 7 Nov 2021 Building Our Heritage

Towns of Two Halves extracts:
“The Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is open on Saturdays throughout the year. Even better, it’s very good. The promising impression Grimsby will have made on you since you left the train at Grimsby Town, dissipating in the closed faces of some of your tourist targets, will be restored.”
“If you have time, overshoot the football ground, cross the railway line and walk along the front into Cleethorpes. If you want fish and chips, the locals recommend Steel’s in Cleethorpes. And at the match itself, try to get a seat well up in the main stand; if the game is dull, you can watch the shipping moving up and down the Humber.”
“The tableaux obviously work on youthful imaginations. In the recreation of the pub I stood at the bar and made a few notes. Alongside me, mannequins representing a dour barmaid, a standing drinker and two men (one of whom bore a startling resemblance to a young Christopher Walken) at a table populated the bar. Into this harmless setting came two small boys running ahead of their parents; when I moved, one of them took fright and ran shrieking back to his mother. ‘Ey, ma, one of ’em’s movin’ in ’ere!'”
These are taken from the Grimsby chapter of Towns of Two Halves, published in 2018. To buy a copy, email