The first settlement here was by the Romans in the 2nd Century, but the town was founded by the Vikings as a fishing village in the 9th Century. It grew into a major seaport and fishing town, and was officially made a town in 1201.
Today, Grimsby is known for its large port, maritime economy, docks, boating, fishing, and downtown area.
People Born in Grimsby
Grimsby in People's Lives
James McAvoy: I traveled here in 2006 to film scenes of the movie Atonement.