North East Lincolnshire is packed full of cultural activities, fascinating history and a rich heritage, all waiting to be discovered. There is an array of events, festivals, historical monuments and fascinating places to visit. If you’re looking for interesting days out, then look no further.
Places to explore
There’s plenty of places to explore in North East Lincolnshire. Spend the day in Grimsby discovering its rich fishing heritage at the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, followed by a visit to the town’s magnificent 900 year old Minster.
If you’re in Cleethorpes, take a trip to the beautiful Victorian Pier which originally opened in 1837, now fully refurbished boasts a fabulous new-look tearoom, multipurpose ballroom and restaurant – a must visit.
Waltham Windmill – well worth a visit, built between 1878-80 the windmill still boasts a number of original features including the Railway Carriage Tea Room, a vintage and craft boutique and a Museum of Rural Life.
Festivals and Events
Our towns and villages hold a number of regular festivals and events for you to enjoy. There’s a range of annual events in Cleethorpes both at Meridian Showground and in the town. And with other towns and cities so close by, North East Lincolnshire is a fantastic base to explore the north of England from. In 2016, we were the proud hosts of the Armed Forces Day National Event attracting over 180,000 visitors even the Prime Minister and Prince Edward stopped by too!
It you’re a bit of a foodie, then you’ll love Grimsby’s monthly Farmer’s Market, where you’ll find a selection of local produce, including cheese, bread, cakes, lamb, pork and ostrich meat!
There’s also a number of other fabulous events to choose from, including the annual 1940s weekend, the Scooter Rally, the Beach Soccer Tournament, the Cleethorpes Folk and Cider Festival and the Festival of Music and Words.
If you’re keen to venture further afield then you’ll find lots of other cultural attractions and historical sites nearby, such as Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse in Ulceby, Gainsthorpe Medieval Village and Lincoln Castle. The historic market towns and cities of Beverley, York and Lincoln are also only a short journey away.
Hull is also an exciting place to be, having secured City of Culture status for 2017, and if you want to go a little further, the shopping havens of Leeds and Sheffield are within 90 minutes’ drive.