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Serene and pretty, Cleethorpes’ boating lake is a firm favourite with the locals. Whether you hire a boat and drift along on the water or take a walk around the perimeter, you can’t help but relax in this tranquil setting. The free Discovery Centre is well worth a visit too. As well as a cafe and a gift shop the venue hosts regular art exhibitions and the ABP Humber Observatory where you can learn more about the busy river nearby.
Sea View Street
Arcing back from the seafront, Sea View Street is home to a wide range of small shops catering for almost every taste. As well as browsing gift shops, jewellers, and antique shops, you can also stop off for a beauty treatment or bag a bargain in a clutch of clothes stores. If you fancy a bite to eat you’re spoilt for choice too. Opt for a cafe, pub or head to The Agrah Indian Restaurant, which is one of the most highly-rated restaurants in town.
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After taking the train to Cleethorpes why not add a quaint extra leg to your journey with a reminder of the golden age of steam? Cleethorpes’ narrow gauge railway has long been a top attraction for locals and regularly chugs a two-mile journey with stops for refreshments. When you get off be sure to try a drink in the Signal Box Inn which is said to be the smallest pub in the world.
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Sampling fish and chips should be a top priority of your list of things to do when taking a trip to the seaside. Visit Steels Cornerhouse Restaurant - the town’s residents queue around the corner chippy. As well as traditional fish and chips you can also grab a range of locally made pies, with a reputation like this, perhaps that second visit might not be a bad idea after all?
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Most people associate Greenwich with the Meridian Line, but the Earth’s zero-degrees longitude marker also slices through Cleethorpes. The line was created in 1884 to standardise times throughout the world. It was marked in the town in the 1930s with a sign showing distances to famous cities. Snapping a selfie at the sign might not be a top attraction but it is definitely one of the things you just have to do in Cleethorpes.
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Is a hands on experience of Cleethorpes past and present. Dress up as a Viking, watch a Punch and Judy puppet show and marvel at the views of the estuary from the observatory.Buy tickets