51 Grimsby – Louth

Grimsby - Louth

The 51 bus route from Grimsby to Louth takes you through the rolling countryside of North East Lincolnshire and the Wolds, offering a scenic journey through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the region.


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No. of Attractions:

3 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour, 5 minutes

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Starting point:

GrimsbyGrimsby Riverhead Exchange

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Journey fact:

Grimsby in the UK is known as the "Seafood Capital of England" due to its long-standing history as a major fishing port. It is home to the largest fish market in the UK and the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education offers courses in seafood processing and fishmongery.

Journey Overview

Leaving Grimsby, the bus takes folk through the bustling suburbs of the town, before reaching the open countryside beyond. Here, customers can see rolling fields interspersed with farms and small villages, with the occasional clump of trees or winding stream offering a change of pace from the fields.

As the bus. makes its way through Scartho, Ludborough, Utterby, and Fotherby, the scenery becomes more varied, with hills and valleys giving way to flat open fields and small woods. Customers will pass by historic churches, charming villages, and traditional farmhouses, offering a glimpse of the area’s rich history and rural heritage.

Arriving in Louth, customers can enjoy the town’s charming red-brick buildings and historic churches rising up in the distance, surrounded by rolling hills and verdant countryside. The town is known for its beautiful Georgian architecture and traditional market square, and is a popular destination for visitors exploring the Wolds.

A Fab Day Out!

Start your day in Grimsby, and head to the popular Grimsby Fishermen’s Heritage Museum. Here you’ll learn about the town’s rich fishing heritage, and see exhibits showcasing the tools and equipment used by local fishermen over the years.

Now to board the bus to Scathe and spend some time exploring the charming village. Take a walk along the picturesque village green, and visit the local church to see its beautiful stained-glass windows.

Continue on to Ludborough, and visit the Ludborough Station Heritage Centre. This restored railway station is home to a collection of vintage trains and carriages, and offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s railway history.

Take a lunch break in Utterby, and visit the local pub for a delicious meal made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Board the 51 bus again and head to Fotherby, where you can take a walk along the beautiful banks of the River Bain. The river is home to an array of wildlife, including otters and kingfishers, making it a popular spot for bird-watching.

Arrive in Louth, and spend the rest of your day exploring this charming market town. Take a stroll along the picturesque Georgian streets, and visit the town’s beautiful St James’ Church.

End your day with a visit to the Louth Museum, which showcases the rich history of the town and the surrounding area. The museum is housed in a charming 17th-century building, and features exhibits on local archaeology, geology, and social history.

Gateway to 51: By train to Grimsby from Sheffield and Doncaster

How to get here...

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Grimsby Fishermen's Heritage Museum

Ludborough Station Heritage Centre

Louth market town

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