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Places to visit in & around Hull

From the city centre and riverside, to the rolling hills of the Wolds, this region has a great diversity of attractions to offer visitors.

Hull city centre has much to offer the visitor, with its large selection of free museums and magnificent art gallery, 'The Deep' aquarium, marina, ice rink, multiplex cinemas, casinos and theatres.

Ultra-modern shopping centres and traditional high streets with a superb range of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs.

Princes Quay

Hull is also perfectly placed for day trips to the historic market towns of Beverley and York, or even a trip to the seaside as Bridlington is only 45 minutes away and Scarborough 65 minutes by car.

Hull is a great place for walkers and cyclists to start their journey along several popular trails. Routes include The Viking Way, where you can head south over the Humber Bridge into Lincolnshire . The Wolds Way, takes you on a journey through breathtaking hills and dales to the East coast town of Filey. The Trans Pennine Trail, which can be followed to Hornsea on the East coast, or to Southport on the West Coast, with branches taking you North and South along the way.

The Deep - 27 minute walk or under 8 in the car. The world's first Submarium was built as a Millennium project in 2000 and has been hugely successful. With free entry into the Café, you can also take advantage of the stunning views across the river Humber and the city.

The deep

The Humber Bridge - an iconic symbol of the region and a truly awesome construction. Linking Hull and Lincolnshire to make the whole region easily accessible.

Humber Bridge

Hull New Theatre - 12 minutes walk. Hull New Theatre continues to be one of the UK's premier touring venues and features the best in musical, opera, ballet, drama, children's shows and one night performances, with a highlight of the year being the annual spectacular Christmas pantomime.

Hull Truck Theatre - 7 minutes walk. Hull Truck has always had that more intimate feel to it and now it is firmly in its new, purpose built premises on Ferens Way, it continues to thrive.

Hull Minster - The largest parish church in the country and an important and beautiful building, which is well worth a visit.

Holy Trinity

Hull Ice Arena - 22 minute walk or under 10 in the car. Offers a comprehensive ice skating programme.

MKM Stadium - 22 minute walk or under 10 in the car. World class sports stadium and concert venue, home to Hull City AFC 'The Tigers'.

Connexin Live - 16 minute wall, or 6 minutes in the car to the adjoining mulitstory car park.The Ultimate Destination for Live Entertainment in Hull and East Riding. Right in the heart of the city centre.

Hull Marina & Humber Street - 20 minute walk. Opened in 1983, the marina has berths for some 270 pleasure boats. It has become the centre of a smart area of the city, with waterfront apartments, bars, galleries and shops surrounding it and fronting the river Humber.

Hull Marina


Hull Museums & Galleries

Hull museums quarter

Entry to Hull's museums is totally FREE

The Museums Quarter - 21 minute walk. Located in the old town and surrounded by ancient streets and buildings. Consisting of Wilberforce House, the Hull and East Riding Museum, Street Life Museum and The Arctic Corsair Trawler - it’s a great place to start your discovery of historic Hull. But don’t forget the Ferens Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum in the city centre and Hands On History inside the old Grammar school, Trinity Square.

Ferens Art Gallery - 15 minute walk. Admission is free. Ferens Art Gallery has a magnificent permanent collection of paintings and sculptures and regularly hosts exhibitions of world class artists. You can also enjoy refreshments in the popular and newly café.

The University of Hull Art Collection - is a small but outstanding collection Specialising in paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints produced in Britain 1890-1940.

Hull University Art Gallery

It includes works by Beardsley, Sickert, Steer, Lucien Pissarro, Augustus John, Stanley Spencer, Wyndham Lewis and Ben Nicholson as well as sculpture by Epstein, Gill, Gaudier-Brzeska and Henry Moore. The Camden Town Group and Bloomsbury artists are particularly well represented.