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Hull City in England

Hull City, sitting on the banks of the River Humber, Hull city features a number of attractions including a vibrant and exciting city centre with restaurants, nightlife and things to do all set around a maritime theme.

 

Highlights

 

  • The Streetlife Museum of Transport - 200 years of transport history with a real 1940’s street and carriage rides. Free admission. Open: Monday to saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

 

  • Hull Maritime Museum - Based in the Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square. Displays with maritime theme including ship models, artefacts from the local whaling, fishing and merchant history. Free admission.  Monday to saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

 

  • Humber bridge - 2,220 metre single span bridge which opened in 1981. Was the longest of its type when it opened and is still viewed as one of the most important bridges in the UK. Open all year round to traffic and walkers.

 

  • The KC Stadium - The home to Hull FC, this stadium was built in the late 1990’s and cost £44 million to build. The stadium hosts a number of events including football matches and musical concerts. Has a capacity of 25,000 people. Open for events, year round.

 

  • Holy Trinity Church - Located in the centre of Hull, this church sits in trinity square which is open for local events. The church is 700 years old and is one of the best of the medieval churches in the UK. Restored in Victorian times to include the beautiful stained glass windows. Open Tuesday to Friday 11am - 3pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 3pm.

 
Description

 

The city of Hull is probably best known for its famous Hull FC football team, but it is also a city that is steeped in ancient history, making it a perfect place for any length of stay. The city is also known as Kingston Upon Hull but is more usually abbreviated to simply Hull.

 

The city was first founded by the monks of Meaux Abbey as a place they could trade their wool from their estate and soon became a trading hub, fishing town and whaling centre. Visitors can see evidence of this history in the Old Town and Museum Quarter and around the Hull Marina.

 

Hull is due to be the Uk City of Culture in 2017 and will host the Turner Prize in the same year

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