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Top ten reasons to #LoveGrimsby and visit the area

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North East Lincolnshire Council have put together 50 reasons to love Grimsby, with one point going out every day via social media.
Check out the top ten reasons to visit Grimsby below:

1. Supporting our Troops. In 2016, North East Lincolnshire will host the Armed Forces Day national event. This is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious military events, and will attract global attention to the area on June 25th.


2. On 31 July 2016, Grimsby will host the DONG Energy Great Grimsby 10K Run! Visit www.twitter.com/gy10k for more info!


3. The Fishing Heritage Centre is a top performing visitor attraction, according to Trip Advisor, and has also been awarded the Quality Rose Marque by VisitEngland.


4. Food Pilgrims. In 2015, Grimsby was named in the Booking.com Foodie’s Guide to the Globe. The guide was compiled from over 65-million guest reviews, and Grimsby’s fish and chips have joined only 14 other locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia, including Napoli, Gouda, Tokyo and New Orleans.

5. Flying high. Humberside International Airport is situated 20 minutes away from the ports of Grimsby, and offers destinations across the globe.


6. Creative Caxton! If drama and theatre are your passions, look no further than the Caxton Theatre in Grimsby. The company, which has been producing plays and shows for many years, encourages local residents to get involved.


7. The Burnett Leisure Complex in Grimsby features not only the county’s largest entertainment venue, seating 2,000 people, but also a new £8.4-million leisure centre with an impressive 60-station gym and 25-metre competition standard swimming pool.


8. Vibrant venues and historic spaces. Cleethorpes’ Meridian Showground is a fantastic four acre outdoor showground hosting a variety of events every year. With a picturesque setting, wide open space, and an array of utilities and amenities close by, this is the perfect spot to host shows, fairs, exhibitions and more!

Grimsby also has several large open spaces, including Weelsby Woods – whose park entrance is guarded by two stone lions, thought to be over 100 years old.


9. Retail therapy. If shopping is your forte, look no further. Grimsby’s Freshney Place Shopping Centre is located close to Grimsby Town train station and the Riverhead Exchange transport hub. With over 80 retailers, including several food outlets, there’s sure to be something for everyone. And that’s not all. Further development of this excellent resource is on the horizon.


10. Posh nosh. If rustic bistros and pub lunches aren’t you’re thing, or you’re more used to the fine-dining experience, be sure to check out Cleethorpes’ Pier Tea Room, 1873 Restaurant and bar. The venue offers stunning views of the Cleethorpes coast as well as tasty food. Alternatively, Grimsby and Cleethorpes offer a huge variety of restaurants and food-houses to cater for all tastes and budgets.

For the other 40 reasons to love Grimsby, be sure to follow @NELCouncil on Twitter & Facebook, or search for the hashtag #LoveGrimsby.