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Cleethorpes History

Cleethorpes is a popular family seaside holiday resort nestling on the mouth of the River Humber set on the north-east coast of Lincolnshire.

The resort boasts over four miles of beautiful, sandy, award-winning beaches and a wide promenade, family attractions, gardens, fine views of ships entering the nearby estuary and a great selection of places to stay. Cleethorpes enjoys a million visitors each year and remains a traditional family favourite.

Cleethorpes was originally just a small fishing village, its name derives from the Old Scandinavian 'clee' and 'thorp' meaning 'hamlets near Clee - 'Clee' is thought to have derived from the Old English word referring to the clay soil. The seaside town's economy increased with the arrival of the railways in the mid nineteenth century and its popularity as a holiday destination grew. Today Cleethorpes remains a vibrant seaside resort catering for a wide range of visitors throughout the year.

For those who enjoy discovering a bit of heritage, the newly refurbished Discovery Centre offers two exhibitions from Regional and National Artists. The first floor Community Gallery hosts a series of local exhibitions and the Humber estuary observatory has magnificent views across the Humber. Slightly further afield in neighbouring Grimsby is the magnificent Fishing Heritage Centre. This multi-award winning museum recreates Grimsby's maritime history; the tour includes a re-creation of a 1950s voyage to fishing grounds, through the trawler, with authentic smells and a moving deck.

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For more information on Cleethorpes phone The Tourist information office on  01472 323 222

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