Cleethorpes

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Arms of Cleethorpes
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Cleethorpes, UK, Beach and Pier

Cleethorpes is a town in North East Lincolnshire, England, situated at the mouth of the river Humber.

It is a seaside resort and is physically linked to the neighbouring town of Grimsby, also containing the football_club of Grimsby Town F.C..

In the 19th century it was a fishing village but after the construction of the railway between the industrial towns of Yorkshire and the coast it grew rapidly. It has been a popular day resort for many years. Recent years have seen the growth of large residential caravan parks.

The sea front provides excellent views of the considerable shipping traffic entering and leaving the Humber for the ports of Grimsby, Immingham, Hull and Goole.

Two large fortifications, the Humber Forts are visible in the mouth of the river.

The Greenwich meridian passes through the town and a signpost shows some interesting distances in miles. North Pole 2517 miles (4051 kilometres), South Pole 9919 miles (15,963 kilometres), New York 3481 miles (5602 kilometres), London 143 miles (230 kilometres).

Visitor attractions include the Pier, Pleasure Island Theme Park, miniature railway, sandy beaches, Discovery Centre and Jungle World.

Cleethorpes is represented by the Parliamentary Constituency of Cleethorpes, which also represents other towns in the region (including Immingham and Barton-upon-Humber).

Cleethorpes recently has undergone significant development, with a nightclub and the Lifeboat hotel both being demolished in favour of apartments overlooking the beach, and plans for more sites to be converted, including the Winter Gardens, a venue for a variety of events in the past and present.

Also Cleethorpes has recently enjoyed the pleasure of a newly constructed Cinema (2004), replacing the vue cinema in neighbouring Grimsby, which is encourgaing a retail park on the same site.

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