Tips for Grimsby mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Grimsby bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Grimsby. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Grimsby. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Grimsby highlights.

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Travel by plane

The most common and easiest way for tourists to visit Lincolnshire is the plane. North East Lincolnshire itself has no airport, but the nearest airport is called Humberside Airport (HUY). The airport is located in the north of Lincolnshire and Humberside in the town has two runways. The airlines that fly here are like KLM, Airways Holidays, Balkan Holidays, Eastern Holidays and lowcostholidays.com. Humberside Airport does have competition from two other airports, named East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA). These airports have mode scheduled flights than Humberside Airport, but these airports are not in the Lincolnshire region.

24 kilometers from the airports are the places Hull and Grimsby located. From Monday to Saturday runs an hourly bus service from these places and from the airport to these places. There is also another way of transportation from the airport: the taxis that are at the airport. The airports have its own partner taxi service called Cable Taxis. Handy if you need transportation to the airport when you want to control someone else for transportation.

A statue of the airport's namesake Robin Hood.

A statue of the airport's namesake Robin Hood. credit: Alan Walker CC BY-SA 2.0

Travel by road

In North East Lincolnshire is an excellent road network and that is easy during your vacation to travel with a coach, minibus or private car with driver. Between the provinces of Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire is an important bridge, named Humber Bridge; each day, thousands of vehicles driver over it, such as cars, buses and taxis transporting business. For the province North East Lincolnshire is this important link with the other regions. There are also major highways. These include: A180 which connects the M180 motorway and Cleethorpes together, A1173 a connection between Caistor and Immingham, A16 from Grimbsy to Peterborough and A18 that connects between Doncaster and Ludborough.

Business Travel and Tourism

Are you looking for a meeting room or a place to hold your business congress? Then you are in this province at the right place. The council of North East Lincolnshire offers in partnership with Balfour Beatty Workplace different meeting rooms conference facilities. Locations are suitable for 100 people with high standard facilities for rent in 5 different places in the province.

The five sites are: Alexandra Dock Business, Centre Wharf, Cleethorpes Business Center in Wilton Road, Europarc Innovation Centre in Europarc, Grimsby Business Center in King Edward Street, and Humber Seafood Institure in Europarc. These locations are within easy to reach when you follow the A180. On these sites, free parking and free Wi-Fi is available. These sites also offer modern waiting rooms catering with hot and cold buffets, bar, LCD projector and plasma screen. In the vicinity are excellent hotels where guests can stay in the evening.

National Fishing Heritage Centre, Alexandra Dock, Grimsby

National Fishing Heritage Centre, Alexandra Dock, Grimsby credit: Alexander P Kapp CC BY-SA 2.0

Golf Travel and Tourism

The province has 9 golf clubs of offer. Ideal when you want to play golf with your colleagues or business partners. The two largest and most famous golf clubs are Cleethorpes Golf Club in the city of Cleethorpes and Immingham Golf Club in the place Immingham. Both clubs have 18 holes.

There are various facilities available at Cleethorpes Golf Club, like showers, bars, catering, changing rooms, a clubhouse, exercise area and a rental location.

At Immingham Golf Club is a restaurant, a clubhouse, exercise area and changing rooms. This location is also being rented for parties, such as weddings, birthdays and corporate events. There may also be conferences and meetings.

Thorpe Park 9 Hole Golf Course, Cleethorpes

Thorpe Park 9 Hole Golf Course, Cleethorpes credit: havenholidays CC BY-ND 2.0

Tours in North East Lincolnshire

The coast of this pronvince grew in the 19th century because of its beautiful beaches, especially at the site of Cleethorpes. The government is working hard to maintain the beaches so it remains a pleasant place for tourists and wildlife that live there. On the coast you will find the most tourists, especially during the summer. Along the beach is a promenade with cafes and shops.

Cleethorpes

Your tour with private transport in a rented vehicle with driver around North East Lincolnshire can start at the town of Cleethorpes, it was originally a fishing village which is well worth a visit. The town is famous because of the beach, but otherwise there is little to see and to do. Well there is once a year several events where all residents are present, such as Carnival Parade, Dance Festival and Annual Armed Forces Day Parades. There is also a large tourist’s information center who can inform you about the province.

The Kelpies Helix Park, Falkirk Scotland

The Kelpies Helix Park, Falkirk Scotland credit: Andy CC BY-ND 2.0 in Cleethorpes

Grimsby

This city is a place that has been the target of the German Luftwaffe during World War II. Grimbsy is largely destroyed. Nowadays, you can adjust various remnants and traces of that time. For the tourist with an interest in the 2nd World War, this is an interesting place to visit.

Victoria Street North, Grimsby

Victoria Street North, Grimsby credit: Reading Tom CC BY 2.0

The Jungle Zoo

In the province are a variety of activities to do for young and old. So there is a zoo nearby the town Cleethorpes, called The Jungle Zoo. You can see a lot of different animals. Also there is a Family Theme Park with the theme shows Walt Disney. So this is fun for the whole family. Are you looking for a little history, then Waltham Windmill worth a visit. This is a windmill that was built in 1666. The mill has many different colors, looks impressive. For children there are various activities here. 

Transportation to and from the airport

The airport that is closest to Grimsby is Humberside Airport. The IATA code for this airport is HUY. Humberside Airport is situated in the place of Kirmington. The airport has two runways. The distance from the town of Grimsby to the airport is 15.2 miles or 25.5 kilometers, which is about 26 minutes’ drive. You can reserve or request transportation in the city of Grimsby,  where you can choose from multiple specialized companies, and you can request a size or specific type of bus.

In Grimsby there are several taxi companies that can bring you to the airport and they can pick you up there. The first company is Andys Airport Express. This company is located at the address 7 Rosalind Avenue, Grimsby DN34 4PH. The owner of this company has one minibus where he drives by himself.

The second company is Links Taxis. This company is located in Grimsby. The address is 34-38 Kent Street, DN32 7D, Grimsby. On the website you can see the price of a ride from Grimsby to Humberside Airport. The price is 25 pounds. You can book a car online. It is a very large taxi company, the company has 220 vehicles. The company processes approximately 20,000 weekly bookings.

The third company is Wellemans Private Hire. The address is Peacehaven La Fen, North Thoresby, DN36 5QZ. This company offers airport transfer service. The company has 9 7 seater vehicles. There are also high chairs available.

Humberside Airport terminal

Humberside Airport terminal credit: JThomas CC BY-SA 2.0

City tours in Grimsby

You can rent a bus in Grimsby for tours in the city or in North East Lincolnshire Country. Grimsby is no specific organization that organizes tours through the city. Also there are no walking tours. However, you can create a route through the city on your own devising; in every store and in every hotel are walking maps and cycling maps for sale. Grimsby has attractions that you can visit during your tour, as Grimsby Parish Church, People's Park and Floral Hall and Waltham Windmill. If you would like more information please contact the hotel reception or the locals. Theyknow much to say about the city.

Ross Tiger

Ross Tiger credit: Paul Stainthorp CC BY-SA 2.0
Alexandra Dock, Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

Nightlife

When you are tire of culture and nature, you can experience the nightlife in North East Lincolnshire  or Grimsby. Grimsby has several bars and cafés where you can relax with a drink in the evening. These include: Bailey's, County Hotel and Friary.

Matrix in Little Coates, Grimsby

Matrix in Little Coates, Grimsby credit: James Truepenny CC BY 2.0

A large nightclub Yardbirds Rock Club, a club that is especially popular among young people. On the weekends, the young people come to the Grimsby area to party. The club is located on the harbor which is based in Grimsby. Each month there are various events and themed party’s.

Grimsby is a city which is not large. As a result, there is little nightlife. For other events and parties you should look in the area of Grimsby.

Recent development in Grimsby

Recent development in Grimsby credit: David Wright CC BY 2.0

What to see during your tour in Grimsby with a hired minibus

Grimsby Parish Church

This is the largest church in Grimsby area and has been founded in 1586. This beautiful church is located in the center of the city in the street Grimsby Victoria Street. The contract for the construction of this church came from Robert Bloet, the Bishop of Lincoln. Tourists may be attending a church service on Sunday and you can take a look inside the church. During the week you can visit the church and see beautiful stained-glass windows and stunning images.

St James' church, Grimsby

St James' church, Grimsby credit: Jules & Jenny CC BY 2.0

The Boating Lake

This is a large lake on the outskirts of Grimsby where you can do various activities such as fishing, pedal boating and swimming. The lakes are surrounded by facilities such as grass, trees and benches, so nice for a picnic. The north side of the lake is open for fishing. There is also opportunity to swim when the weather is nice. There is also a special section for toddlers. Summers are very busy.

Markets

During your holiday it is also fun to visit markets. So you can get acquainted with the local products. Below is information about two markets known in Grimsby:

Wonderland market

This is a market every Sunday from eight o'clock in the morning until four o'clock in the afternoon opened. On the market you will find different types of clothes that are marked down. So perfect for the woman who loves shopping! The market is located in Walton Street.

The Food Hall

This is a market every Monday through Saturday is located in the street Bull Ring Lane. The market consists of 81 stalls. On the market you will find all kinds of products such as fruit, vegetables, clothing, meat, shoes, electronics, flowers, you name it. The market hours are from 9 am to 5 pm. If you want to buy goodies this market is fun to visit.

Grimsby Indoor Market

Grimsby Indoor Market credit: David Wright CC BY 2.0
Fruit and Vegetable stall in Grimsby Market Hall, North East Lincolnshire.

Shopping in Grimsby

In the city there are several shopping areas where you can find various shops. When you visit this Grimsby, especially for women, a 'must do'. In the center of Grimsby is a large shopping center called Freshney Place. In the mall are not only shops but also a few nice restaurants where you can eat and drink between shopping. The mall also has its own web site where you can find information about which shops are located there. There are also various amusements where you can leave your kids safe when you're out shopping.

Vana Maharaja in Grimsby, UK

Vana Maharaja in Grimsby, UK credit: Jason Khoo CC BY-SA 2.0

Good food

In Grimsby can be found where you can dine with your partner or enjoy many restaurants with family after a cultural day. Below is information about the three famous restaurants in Grimsby or nearby:

Abbys

Abbys is a restaurant where they serve all kinds of dish. The restaurant is located in the shopping center in the center of Grimsby. The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed and friendly. It is also possible to have breakfast and lunch if you wish. The restaurant offers free Wi-Fi. Abbys is equipped for up to 80 guests. It is also possible to rent for special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Off part of the restaurant If you want to know more about the restaurant, visit its Web site. The address of restaurant Abbys is: 12-16 Abbeygate, DN31 1JY, Grimsby.

Catering, Grimsby

Catering, Grimsby credit: matchfitskills CC BY-SA 2.0

Regans Restaurant

This is an English restaurant where they prepare mainly English dishes. When you choose this restaurant, you must book in advance. Groups of more than 10 people are welcome. The restaurant has a cozy decor, making the atmosphere is cozy. The restaurant also organizes special evenings where life music is present and there are special dishes and also to rent for parties. Away restaurant the address of the restaurant is: 76 St Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes DN35 8HU. Cleethorpes is 9-minute drive from Grimsby.

Valentinos

This is an Italian restaurant that is located in the village of Cleethorpes. Valentinos has been around since 1986 and is the only restaurant with Italian cuisine in the area of Grimsby. Because of this, they serve good quality food. Customer satisfaction is very important to them. Every day they have specials menus. On the weekends the restaurant is open until 12 pm in the evening and also during the week you do not have to rush to eat. The restaurant serves large groups welcome, there should only be reserved in advance. There is also the opportunity to take away orders, if you do not feel like going out to eat. The address of the restaurant is: 35 Market Street, DN35 8LY, Cleethorpes.

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