North East Lincolnshire has a population of approx 160,000 and covers Grimsby, Cleethorpes and outlying districts, including the port of Immingham.
The area is located on the Humber Estuary on the East Coast of England and is served by an excellent motorway link to the North and South. It has Humberside International Airport on its doorstep and the largest Ro-Ro ferry terminal in the country at Immingham as well as the Humber International Terminal, both of which provide important trade gateways to the world’s export and import markets. The Humber Bank is a major industrial area including chemical processing plants and oil refineries.
The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside including the Lincolnshire Wolds and has easy access to miles of sandy beaches. Hull is an short trip over the famous Humber Bridge and the cathedral city of Lincoln is only 36 miles away. The cost of living is reasonable and the cost of housing is still much lower than the national average.
Grimsby developed as one of the most important fishing ports in the UK in the late 19th century and remains a major centre for the trading and processing of fish much of which is now brought overland to the town. Visitors can step back into the history of the fishing industry with a trip to the highly acclaimed National Fishing Heritage Centre. The town has subsequently flourished as one of the largest areas in the country for a wide variety of food processing. Much of the town’s architecture dates from the 19th Century including the 309 ft dock tower which dominates the skyline of the fish docks and was based on the Palazzo Publico tower in Sienna, Italy. Grimsby has excellent shopping facilities and has seen the continuing redevelopment of the Riverhead area in recent years.
Cleethorpes is attached to Grimsby but boasts all the amenities you would expect in a thriving seaside resort including a pier dating back to 1872 and a white knuckle theme park. It has a number of shopping areas including the Market Place, the quaint Sea View Street and the more modern St Peters Avenue. Cleethorpes has its own multiplex cinema, bowling and other leisure facilities as well as a myriad of cafes, bars and restaurants in which to sample the local café culture. Cleethorpes seafront has also seen the addition of a number of prestigious apartment developments in the last few years.