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    Discover Hull! 10 Things to Do

    posted: 18th August 2017, 12:22pm
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    1. East Park

    Walk around the beautiful Victorian park, meet the wallabies, tropical birds and reptiles, enjoy the thrill of the splash boat, row a boat on the lake and finish with a pitstop at the Pavilion Cafe. Find out more: East Park

    Getting there:

    Catch a bus into the City Centre and then catch the EYMS 56 (you can use your bus pass!) 

    2. The Deep

    One of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, this award-winning attraction is home to 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks, rays and penguins! World-class architects, Sir Terry Farrell and Partners, designed the dramatic building, which overlooks the Humber estuary. It’s just a short walk from The Deep into Hull Marina and the Museums Quarter. Visit: thedeep.co.uk

    Getting there:

    You can walk from the City Interchange (about 20 minutes). Cross the road towards House of Fraser department store and then follow the pedestrian signs to The Deep. 

    3. The Old Town

    Hull’s Old Town and its grand public buildings occupy the land between the River Hull to the east and Princes Quay to the west. Take in the historic cobbled streets, buildings and attractions in this part of the City. Visit Holy Trinity Church, and free museums like Wilberforce House, which charts the history of the cities involvement in the abolition of slavery and grab a pint at the oldest pubs in the city, Ye Olde White Heart (1550) and Ye Olde Black Boy (1729). 

    Getting there:

    Walk from the City interchange (about 20 minutes). Cross the road towards House of Fraser department store and follow the pedestrian signs.  

    4. St Stephens

    If shopping is your thing head to one of the city centres three shopping centres. St Stephens is home to fashion brands, Tesco, food outlets including Nandos, Reel Cinema and Gravity Trampoline park. Visit: ststephens-hull.com

    Getting there:

    Turn left out of the Interchange and St Stephens is located over the street on Ferensway. 

    5. SuperBowl (within Princes Quay)

    Superbowl hosts 12 state of the art lanes including a unique VIP Bowling Experience. There are daily offers including ‘Student Saver’ which offers two games of bowling, two games of laser quest or one game of each for just £6.95. Visit: superbowluk.co.uk/hull

    Getting there:

    Walk from the City interchange (about 20 minutes). Cross the road towards House of Fraser department store and follow the pedestrian signs.  SuperBowl is located on the lower ground floor of Princes Quay shopping centre. 

    6. Take a Trail 

    There are two trails that will lead you around the city:

    The Larkin Trail takes you on a journey through Larkin’s Hull. You can choose either a city centre trail, go beyond the city centre (including the Univerty) or leave the city and journey further afield. Find out more: thelarkintrail.co.uk

    Follow Hull’s unique pavement of fish, an A- Z of fish creating a tour of the historic Old Town. Pick up a leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre (City Hall, Queen Victoria Square). Find out more: Hull Fish Trail.

    7. Hull Fair 

    Hull Fair has been around for a while, having started in 1278. It’ changed quite a bit since then but the big wheel is as popular as ever! You can visit on of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs from Friday October 6th. 

    Many people eat their way around the fair, sampling a whole range of delights. Pick up Hull delicacy, pattie and chips, or satisfy your sweet tooth with some candy floss, brandy snap, cinder toffee or pink and white nougat!

    The fair is held on the site of Walton Street car park, next to West Park, the KC Stadium. Find out more: hullcityfair.com

    Getting there:

    The EYMS 65F runs from the Lawns to the University and Newland/Princes Avenue. Visit the EYMS website for up to date information. 

    8. Hull Truck Theatre

    Founded in 1974 and names after its touring roots, it’s a real cultural gem. The theatre, now at a brand new £17m building in the city centre, produces its own work as well as hosting some great touring productions, live music and comedy. Find out more: hulltruck.co.uk

    Getting there:

    Turn left out of the Interchange and Hull Truck is located over the street, next to St Stephens on Ferensway. 

    9. Humber Bridge

    Opened in 1981 the Humber Bridge has recently been declared a Grade 1 Listed Building. Its 410m span made it the world's longest single-span suspension bridge until 1998. The best way to appreciate the scale of the bridge and the estuary, is to walk or cycle out along the footway from the Humber Bridge tourist office at the north end of the bridge (follow road signs for Humber Bridge Country Park). The car park here hosts a popular farmers market on the first Sunday in the month. Find out more: humberbridge.co.uk

    Getting there:

    The bridge is a mile west of Hessle, about 4 miles west of Hull. Bus 350 runs from Hull Paragon Interchange to Ferriby Rd from where it's a 300m walk to the tourist office.

    10. Visit Humber Street

    Formerly Hull’s Fruit Market area, the bohemian Humber Street, which is close to the beautiful marina, has undergone a massive renaissance. Packed with great bars, restaurants, galleries and music and comedy venue Früit. you can spend day and night on Humber Street soaking up the City of Culture 2017. Visit 

    Getting there:

    Catch a bus into the City Centre, and from the Interchange, walk towards Princes Quay, past the shopping centre on Princes Dock street, and head across the road towards the marina, turn left at Thieving Harry’s onto Humber Street.

     
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