Visit Grimsby and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Grimsby, Lincolnshire. This old, world-famous fishing port is operated as a twin to Immingham. The history of Grimsby was written during the Danish invasions of Britain, even though it comes down to us only in the 14th century Lay of Havelock the Dane. This tells how Havlok, son of a Danish king, was pushed out to sea in a boat after his father was murdered. He was rescued and brought up by a Lincolnshire fisherman named Grim. When Havlok grew up he regained his kingdom and richly rewarded his rescuer, who used this wealth to found the port of Grimsby.
Little ships from the North Sea ports sail into Grimsby, the oldest chartered town in England (1202).
The Pilgrim Fathers sailed from lmmingham Creek to Holland in 1608 before crossing the Atlantic in 1620. Street names, and a monument at South Killingholms Haven tipped with a fragment of Plymouth Rock, celebrate this historic occasion.
Those tiring of too much industry might like to drive South of Grimsby down the Bl431, West of which they will find Hatcliffe. tiny, loftily sited above the wooded Ravendale valley, and one of the show-pieces of Lincolnshire. Almost opposite, on the other side of the same road, is Ashby-cum-Fenby, where the church has a particularly beautiful medieval oak screen, and almshouses built by Lady Wray during the reign of Elizabeth I. A little further South, down a secondary road off the B1203 is Wold Newton, which is noted for the modern figures of the saints in its church.
Nearby towns: Barton-upon-humber, Cleethorpes, Immingham, Louth, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe
Nearby villages: Ashby cum Fenby, Aylesby, Beelsby, Brigsley, Croxby, Cuxwold, East Ravendale, Fulstow, Grainsby, Great Coates, Habrough, Hatcliffe, Healing, Holton le Clay, Humberston, Irby upon Humber, Keelby, Laceby, Little Coates, Marsh Chapel, North Coates, North Thoresby, Old Clee, Riby, Scartho, Skeffling, South Killingholme, Stallingborough, Sunk Island, Swallow, Tealby, Tetney, Thoresway, Thorganby, Waltham, Weeton, Welwick, West Ravendale
Have you decided to visit Grimsby or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Grimsby bed and breakfast (a Grimsby B&B or Grimsby b and b)
- a Grimsby guesthouse
- a Grimsby hotel (or motel)
- a Grimsby self-catering establishment, or
- other Grimsby accommodation