At the height of its power, Grimsby was the largest fishing port in the world. Today the town is shaped around its vibrant town centre, where traditional seaside charm meets youthful, modern eccentricity. Of course, Grimsby's long and industrious history still looms large, but nowadays, its world-famous fish markets compete for space alongside vintage boutiques, contemporary art and cuisine from every corner of the globe.

Visiting Grimsby

As soon as the seaside air hits your lungs, you'll want one thing and one thing only: fish and chips. And naturally, Grimsby doesn't disappoint. Step forward the Littlefield Lane Chippy, voted best fish and chips in town, and the second-best restaurant in the whole of Grimsby.

If you're looking for food from further afield, Grimsby is home to one of the finest selections of world cuisine in the northeast, from Japanese at YuMe & Co to Da Vinci's Italian. Wherever in the world your favourite dish comes from, you're likely to find someone in Grimsby cooking it.

Work off that big lunch in Freshney Place. It's Grimsby's main shopping district, and home to a wide range of high street names. Or if you prefer more of a vintage flavour, pop over the road to Abbey Gate and its boutiques, tailors, and independent retailers - it's like shopping in a bygone age.

When you're done expanding your wardrobe and your waistline, the town offers up a cultural feast too. Keep an eye on the Culture House twitter feed, which lists details of live art and cultural events in the town, or simply head straight for the Abbey Walk Gallery and its cornucopia of contemporary art.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main train station in Grimsby?

The main train station in Grimsby is Grimsby Town. Check out live arrivals and station facilities for Grimsby Town.

Which train companies run trains to Grimsby?

The primary operator of trains to Grimsby is TransPennine Express. You can also catch Northern services to Grimsby.

How do I find cheap tickets to Grimsby?

It's easy to bag cheap train tickets to Grimsby. We'd recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. Read our cheap train tickets guide to find out more.

Are trains to Grimsby running?

There are frequent daily services to Grimsby, although there may be fewer services on weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Grimsby.

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