It's not a bad place to live.
The port of Grimsby is located on the north-east coast of Lincolnshire where the Humber Estuary meets the North Sea, approximately 161 miles north of London and 22 miles south-east of Hull.
The town has a population of around 91,200 and is within North East Lincolnshire (comprising the former Great Grimsby Borough and Cleethorpes Borough) which covers an area of approximately 19,185 hectares (74.5 sq miles / 192 sq kms) and which has a total population of around 156,000.
It is renowned as one of the country's great fishing ports, although this industry is now in danger of extinction, and it is a thriving retail centre with excellent entertainment and leisure facilities.
Although the town has a long history much of the architecture dates from the 19th-century, including the 350ft high Dock Tower which dominates the skyline. There are many attractions in and around the town and it is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area.
Until fairly recently Grimsby was one of the country's major fishing ports but the industry has declined drastically. However in recent years the town's industry has greatly diversified and it has now established itself as a food processing centre as well as being particularly strong in the pharmaceuticals and petrochemical sectors. Tourism is also a developing sector.
· 2 months ago