About Cleethorpes - Seaside Town of Cleethorpes Lincolnshire


Cleethorpes

 

Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire, is a picturesque seaside resort on the East Coast just a short drive from the magnificent Humber Bridge. The meridian line passes right through the Cleethorpes Promenade.

 

Cleethorpes enjoys a million visitors each year and remains a traditional family favourite seaside resort.

Cleethorpes



Cleethorpes is a popular family seaside holiday resort nestling on the mouth of the River Humber set on the north-east coast of Lincolnshire, which developed rapidly, from a tiny fishing village, in the late 19th-century and which today attracts up to a million visitors each year.

 

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. 

The name Cleethorpes derives from the Old Scandinavian 'clee+thorp' meaning 'hamlets near Clee'. The place name 'Clee' derived from the Old English word which referred to the clay soil.

Cleethorpes Pier is a pleasure pier in the town of Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England. It originally cost £8,000, which was largely financed by railway companies serving the cities of Sheffield and Manchester and the county of Lincolnshire. The Pier was officially opened on August Bank Holiday Monday 1873.

 

The home ground of the football team, Grimsby Town, Blundell Park, is actually situated in Cleethorpes, making Grimsby one of few English League clubs with a town or city name to have their home ground in a different community

 

Cleethorpes is home to Ross Castle, with what appears to be the ruins of an ancient castle is in fact a folly built in 1863. As Cleethorpes was being developed as a holiday resort, following the arrival of the railways during the 19th-century, the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincoln Railway Company built a mile long promenade here to prevent continuing coastal erosion of the cliffs on which the town was sited. Above the promenade the rail company decided to build the mock ruin as a visitor attraction and it was named Ross Castle after the company's secretary Mr. Edward Ross.

 

There is an extremely popular Sunday Market in Cleethorpes that runs every Sunday between April and September. There are a variety of goods available at the markets, these include fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, shoes, clothes, electrical goods and sweets.

In addition to this, Cleethorpes has its own Outdoor Market. Market Days are every Wednesday (March to December) and every Saturday (April to September). Again, there are a variety of goods available at the markets which include fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, shoes, clothes, electrical goods and sweets.

 

 

 

 

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Happy holidays from all at Bluecrab here in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.