North East Lincolnshire has a number of iconic structures, each with their own history to tell. Our coastal landscape of mudflats and saltmarshes made us once a virtual island.
Cleethorpes grew from three small villages into a Victorian coastal resort to visit for the medicinal waters and sea air. With the advent of the railways, the town developed for visitors and The Pier, Pier Gardens and Ross Castle were built for their enjoyment. The Boy with the Leaking Boot and Dudley the Donkey hold their own special stories about the people who made Cleethorpes what it is today.
Great Grimsby was first recorded in 866AD when 20,000 Norse invaders passed through the town heading to York and with hidden stories of our past, it’s an intriguing place to uncover the past. In the early 19th century, the town grew rapidly with the improvements to the River Haven and the creation of a port. Our iconic Grimsby Dock Tower stands as a majestic beacon both over the town and the coastline.
The town of Immingham is home to the Pilgrim Monument, a memorial to the Pilgrim Separatists who departed England in the 1600s for Holland. Some twelve years later, they boarded for America ‘the new world’ on a ship called the Mayflower.
Our pretty villages located on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds are home to friendly tearooms, country pubs and feature in many walks and cycle routes. Waltham Windmill sits in one of villages and is also home of the Museum of Rural Life.