What to do when staying at
The Ashbourne Hotel
It’s always a memorable experience to pop along to the National Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby
Fishing has often been described as one of the toughest jobs in the world. The Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre aims to take you back 60 years to discover the life of these incredibly tough trawler men and their families, both at home and at sea. You will have the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, smells and even the movements of life as a 1950’s trawler man.
You can also discover life for the British trawler men in a job described as ‘the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK’. Climb aboard the historic ‘Ross Tiger’ trawler to experience the conditions aboard one of the earliest surviving diesel side-trawlers!
To visit either email- firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 01472 323345. You can also follow the Fishing Heritage Centre on social media on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Postcode: DN31 1UZ, 11 mile drive from The Ashbourne Hotel
Want to be entertained?
Grimsby Auditorium is North East Lincolnshire’s leading entertainments venue.
An intimate, adaptable custom designed venue perfect for either seated or standing concerts.
Grimsby Auditorium hosts some of the best loved performers and international touring acts and shows (Starlight Express, Blood Brothers and Calendar Girls), through renowned comedians (Jimmy Carr, Peter Kay and Sarah Millican), and international rock acts (Morrissey, Kasabian and The Stereophonics).
A Sneak peak of what’s coming soon…Sunday 25th November-Mayfairs Greatest Show. Friday 30th November-Bowie Experience, The Golden Years. Wednesday 12th December-Saturday 29th December- Beauty and The Beast…
Postcode: DN31 2BH, 11 miles drive from the Ashbourne Hotel with free parking available for all with 350 spaces.
A Stroll in a Beautiful Park
People’s Park is the ideal place to walk or just relax and watch the world go by.
Sitting on 10 hectares of land with a lovely central lake playing host to mallard, coot, moorhen and Canada geese. The large grassed area is popular for recreational games or to relax and have a picnic.
The avenue of trees is a lovely picture especially when the spring bulbs are out in bloom. The scenery within the park is perfect for photographers and artists alike.
The park has two bowling greens and a croquet lawn, which are cared for by the park staff and are utilised very well. There is also a play area and cafe on site.
Postcode: DN32 0LL, 12 miles drive from The Ashbourne Hotel
If you love shopping, Freshney Place in Grimsby is the place to go
Fancy popping out for a spot of shopping? Our indoor shopping centre is a great place to have a browse with lots of shops catering for every one of all ages.
Freshney Place is an award-winning shopping centre in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. Located in the centre of Grimsby it is visited annually by 14 million shoppers. The centre houses over 100 stores, with the anchor stores of House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer, Next and Primark.
When you’re all shopped up, there are also lots of places to sit relax and have refreshments.
Postcode: DN31 1QQ, 11 miles drive from The Ashbourne Hotel
Fancy a Movie?
Parkway Cinema in Cleethorpes shows some of the very best current screen releases, from the family blockbusters you would expect, to more adventurous films you might not. They also offer a wide range of ‘event cinema’, bringing the best in live operas, ballet and theatre from around the world to the big screen. Not to mention live shows and Christmas pantomimes!
Postcode: DN35 0AQ, 14 miles drive from The Ashbourne Hotel
The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art.
Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederick Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.
With a regular programme of events, guided tours and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to explore. You can also enjoy refreshments in the popular café.
Postcode: HU1 3RA, 25mile drive from The Ashbourne Hotel
Going Deep at the Deep (Star Tourist Attraction)
This is a fascinating tourist attraction displaying every type of living sea creature imaginable and a very fun filled educational visit for all ages.
You can explore over 4 billion years of ocean history from giant fossils to Megalodon shark teeth. As you journey down the ramp and get deep, you will follow the history of the oceans’ until the present day, discovering how life came to be on Earth. Walking a timeline, you will meet some of the magnificent animals that lived during this period and take in the textures of the fossil wall, exploring the creatures of ocean’s past.
Postcode: HU1 4DP, 26 mile drive from the Ashbourne Hotel
Want to blow away a few calories?
Taking a walk across the famous Humber Bridge will certainly assist…
The Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, is a 2,220-metre (7,280 ft) single-span suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. When it was opened, it was the longest of its type in the world; it was not surpassed until 1998, with the completion of the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, and it is now the eighth-longest. It spans the Humber, (the estuary formed by the rivers Trent and Ouse), between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, thereby connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
Postcode: HU13 0HX, 19 miles drive from The Ashbourne Hotel
Why not pay a visit to a Beautiful Abbey Steeped in History
Thornton Abbey's enormous and ornate fortified gatehouse is the largest and amongst the finest in England. This North Lincolnshire tourist attraction is the ideal way to spend a day.
Thornton Abbey's impressive architecture reflects the abbey's history as one of Britain's richest Augustinian abbeys. The property is also amongst a handful of British abbeys that managed to survive the Suppression of the Monasteries by becoming a secular college, until it was eventually closed in 1547. A house was then constructed behind the gatehouse in the 17th century, but sadly it was either dismantled or never completed.
Today you can discover the turbulent lives of its former residents and try to spot the local wildlife, the more modern inhabitants of the abbey ruins. To extend your visit to Thornton Abbey, why not also visit the nearby St Peter’s Church and unlock the Buried Lives exhibition.
Please note, livestock are likely to be present on the site and access path.
Postcode: DN39 6TU, 4 miles drive from The Ashbourne Hotel
Looking for a wonderful day out?
Just 17 minutes’ drive from The Ashbourne Hotel and a lovely place to visit from March 2019…
Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park offers beautiful lakeside gardens, a contemporary walled garden, an adventure playground and a variety of animals and birds.
Regular family events are held throughout the season including circus and magic acts, car shows, art exhibitions and an open air theatre.
Refreshments, snacks and afternoon teas are a specialty and served in the Tea Room.
Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park, Brigg, North Lincolnshire DN20 OQ2
A really interesting visit with lots to do …
Just a twenty minute drive from The Ashbourne Hotel is North East Lincolnshire’s Unique Creative & Retail Offering tucked away in Barton and close to the Humber Bridge.
The Ropewalk has become a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts, housing galleries, a sculpture garden, coffee shop, and Ropery Hall – a venue for live music, theatre and cinema within a Grade II listed former rope factory. Other facilities include: a printmaking workshop; artists’ studios; meeting rooms available for outside lets and a picture framing department.
Galleries Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm
Address: The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber DN18 5JT
The Ropewalk is on one level with good wheelchair access; just a five minute walk from the Barton Transport Interchange with half-hourly buses to Hull and Scunthorpe and a 2-hourly rail service to Grimsby and the wider rail network.