Grimsby, located in Lincolnshire, is a well known seaport that is popular as a tourist area, both due to its location on the coast as well as things to do. Visitors who enjoy shopping will find that there is certainly plenty to enjoy in Grimsby as there are several shopping centers, including the Freshney Shopping Place, which boasts more than 70 different shops in one location. In addition, there are several eateries and restaurants located in Grimsby. There are also plenty of accommodation options located in Grimsby and the local area. The area can be easily reached from other surrounding towns.
The town of Grimsby is located within the area of Lincolnshire. The town of Grimsby is actually a seaport that is located on the Humber Estuary. Since 1996 the town of Grimsby has been the administrative centre for the local authority area of North East Lincolnshire. A man known as Grim originally founded the town of Grimsby and he was a Danish fisherman. The town of Grimsby was originally known as Great Grimsby and this was so that it was distinguished from the nearby village of Little Grimsby which is located about fourteen miles to the south of the town close to the area that is known as Louth. The local people that come from the town are commonly referred to as Grimbarians.
The town of Grimsby has a population of about eighty seven thousand five hundred and eighty nine. The town of Grimsby is physically linked to the nearby town of Cleethorpes and about eleven thousand of the residents reside in the village that is known as Scartho. The village of Scartho was absorbed into the town of Grimsby under the laws of the Green Belt that were put in place.
The town of Grimsby grew dramatically during the early part of the nineteenth century and this was due to the maritime and fishing industry within the town. During May 1796 the Great Grimsby Haven Company was established under an act of parliament. The company was established to improve the harbour of the town by widening, enlarging, altering and deepening.