With world-class museums, a vibrant waterside precinct and eclectic shopping scene, it’s easy to see why Kingston upon Hull was named the “UK City of Culture”. You needn’t look far to find an impressive gallery, acclaimed theatre show or award-winning restaurant.
Things to see
Uncover the heritage of Hull on a walking tour of the historic old quarter, where you’ll discover cobbled lanes, quaint architecture and the city’s best pubs, like the Ye Olde White Harte. For a unique perspective of the town, walk across Humber Bridge. Spanning 2,220 metres, this grade I-listed construction was once the longest suspension bridge in the world.
Treat the kids to a day of discovery at The Deep, Hull’s world-class aquarium. Meet thousands of colourful fish, walk beneath sharks in the underwater tunnel and cuddle the resident colony of Gentoo penguins. For more fishy delights, visit Hull Maritime Museum, home to a full-sized whale skeleton and an impressive collection of ship models.
A trip to Hull isn’t complete without exploring the museum quarter. Discover local history and notable archaeological finds at the Hull and East Riding Museum or learn about the abolition of slavery in the United Kingdom at the Wilberforce Museum.
As the shopping capital of East Yorkshire, there’s plenty to start saving for in Hull. Discover eclectic boutiques at Hepworth Arcade, shop high-street brands at North Point and find crafty gifts at Trinity Indoor Market.
Getting around Hull
Hull is connected to the rest of the United Kingdom by regular trains, buses and planes. Humberside Airport is a 30-minute drive or coach ride from the centre of town. Once in Hull, you’ll find scenic paths, bicycle lanes, bus routes and ample car parks.