Plenty to see and do on a sunny or even rainy day
The 'sea' disappears for a few hours.
Far better than I expected it to be!
This artificial waterfall is quite attractive, though I'm not so sure about the stone Pelican in front of it! situated near Ross Castle, we passed by, after leaving the car, and gave it a quick glance. Returning to our car, we could see the waterfall, but there were strange 'white clouds' floating in the air above it. Getting closer we could see...more
typical of seaside resorts, there are a few shops/ stalls selling rock, the teeth rotting sugary sticks that come in all flavours, shapes and sizes! Traditionally, sticks come wrapped in cellophane, often with a small photo of the resort in black and white or colour, with the name of the resort running through the centre of the stick.Aniseed, mint...more
The place to waste money, but having fun doing so (for a short while)!"Oh. I should have remembered to bring some coins from the change jar" is guaranteed to be uttered by one of us first So we end up going to the change machine, which changes coins and notes into smaller denominations ... giving you that first small buzz as the coins clatter into...more
On the North Promenade is a small fair, attractive to youngsters - Big Wheel, Swing Chairs, Bouncy Castles, a pirate ship and a 'Caterpillar Ride are guaranteed to keep the very young occupied for a short while. For the older children/teens/ adrenaline Junkies, Pleasure Island at the opposite end of the Promenade is the place to head for. Pleasure...more
This attractive pier was built in 1872 by Head Wrightson, and cost £8,000! This was funded by the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company (Later to become LNER). The pier was originally 1,200 feet long, but is now recognised as one of the shortest piers!The Pavilion was completed in 1873, and opened on August Bank Holiday Monday - so...more
Steps from the Promenade, lead onto the sandy beach, where visitors were enjoying the sunshine. A few were braving the sea too! Watching people wading in the water, it is quite shallow for quite a way out. The beach stretches for 5km, but is on the banks of the River Humber, and not the East coast line.The beach here is surprisingly clean, and is...more
This small granite memorial stone is in recognition of 'All Workers around the world, killed at work'Workers Memorial Day is on 28th April, and there are usually services of remembrance held on this day,for families, workers and Union Members to pay their respects to those killed or maimed during their work.This years (2013) services were held just...more
Looking at Ross Castle, we spotted this impressive statue in Pier Gardens, it is of a RAF pilot, kitted out for action, standing above a stone plinth. On each side of the plinth is an inscribed plaqueThe memorial is in honour of the men and women who served as pilot, navigator or ground personnel under R.A.F. North Coates Strike Wing (No 143, 236...more
Unlike many of the East Coast resorts, Cleethorpes doesn't have too many cliff tops. Over time, those that were here have eroded and disappeared. Ross castle indicates the former height of one of the cliff tops Now, this isn't an ancient fortification, it is a Folly, built by the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshires Railway Company, as a visitor...more
Cleethorpes is just about the southern end of the Humber Estuary. This massive natural feature is not exactly the most impressive natural feature in terms of beauty, but it does drain over 28% of England's water - filling the North Sea with the detritus from the Midlands.The Estuary is very important for wildlife and although I've not been there...more
27 Queen's Parade, Cleethorpes, DN35 0DF, United Kingdom
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31-33 Clee Road, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, DN35 8AD, United Kingdom
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Wandering around Cleethorpes, we were getting a bit thirsty, and decided to look for somewhere to sit down with 'a nice cup of tea'This place looked reasonable and clean, and had a few tables. We spotted the tea and toasted tea cake special for £2 (tea £1 tea cake £1.20 if ordered separately)We ordered at the counter, and the pleasant girl offered...more
Well, you can't visit the seaside without eating Fish and Chips can you?We'd noticed this attractive looking building next to the train station, and marked it as a possible place to purchase our treat later on. It certainly looked to be a popular place, as each time we passed, there was a steady queue. We noticed a few more chippies on the...more
A brewpub is always likely to attract our attention, this one just along the road from our B&B a bonus. A lunchtime stop, tasty food and beer brewed on the premesis, Willy's original, very good as well. Mostly middle aged customers at lunchtime, called in early evening for a swift beer and very much a place for youngsters at that time of...more
Cleethorpes has good infrastructure connections to the rest of the country.
It lies on the far end of the rail network, but is only just over an hour from Doncaster on the main East coast line. A train journey from London (changing at Doncaster) would take about three and a half hours.
Lincoln is also about a hour and a half away, although a change at Grimsby is often required.
Don't expect an impressive station at Cleethorpes - most of it is now a pub.
Road connectionas are also good with the M180 coming to within a few miles of the place - and this connects through to the A1(M) and M62.
. Arriving in Cleethorpes, we headed to the first Car Park that we saw a sign for. Two women asked if we could park there? - We must have looked have looked like we were questioning their eye sight and intelligence -" Err Yes, It's a Pay and Display" we said, heading to the machine behind them clutching £5 in coins. "Yes, but it says Permit Holders...more
Adapted from a BBC website about Cleethorpes:About 100 years ago, a passing whale made the huge mistake of swimming into the Humber estuary. When the tide went out, the whale floundered and was beached. The locals could do nothing to help the poor creature, and it died. There was no heavy equipment available to tow away the remains, nor the means...more
You just have to read this abridged account from Hansard (proceedings of the House of Commons)Mr. M.Brown : I have the honour and privilege to represent the seaside resort of Cleethorpes. For most hon. Members, the word "Cleethorpes" conjures up visions of seaside, donkey rides and the promenade. One of the greatest pleasures for young people of...more
None of it gets landed at neighbouring Grimsby anymore. It all comes by road from Peterhead, Lowestoft or Aberdeen.
Unique Suggestions: And they wee on it,
Fun Alternatives: Eat frozen peas without defrosting them.
Luggage and bags:
Bring your own power supply as Cleethorpes is in the North of England and elecrticity is a new-fangled instrument of the devil.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring clothing
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring anthrax vaccine and foot powder.
Photo Equipment: Cameras will be stolen by the natives
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring thick wooly jumpers for sun bathing.
GTFC play their home games at Blundell Park which is actually in Cleethorpes, just a short drive from Grimsby.
My previous visit was around 15 years ago and in February, it was freezing! this latest visit in August 2008 for the first game of the 2008/9 season against Rochdale - weather wet and cold this time.
Anyway little had changed in Blundell Park over the years, a few more seats now and much more expensive to get in. I believe a new stadium is in the pipeline.
The game? it finished a 0-0 draw, though quite entertaining, and I had the correct score at the bookies down the road.
Those theiving little people at the tax office will be grasping their 17.5% in VAT (value added tax) for any amusement ride that you use in Cleethorpes. Even the donkeys on the beach are rated at 17.5%, as can be seen from this excerpt from Hansard (journal of the House of commons)"Mr. Michael Brown: Is my hon. Friend aware that I have a question...more
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