Vale Guest House
6 Coltman Street, Anlaby Road, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU3 2SG, United Kingdom
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Wilberforce House & Museum
Travel Tips for Kingston upon Hull
The whole year is full of events to highlight slavery, in the past and present, most of the events are free, this website has a calender of events Wilberforce 2007
In one weekend (28th July) we had the Clipper Round the World Yacht race ships to visit, the Spurn Lightship was open, stalls around the marina and small boat races, a huge blow up bubble with performers in, a flute player suspended over Princes Quay in another blow-up balloon and a celebration of African and African Caribbean culture as part of the Wilberforce 2007 events took place in Queen's Gardens called Sankofa Sunsplash.
A link to the Sankofa Sunsplash MySpace
William Wilberforce was a politition whom introduced a bill which led to the abolishion of slavery in 1807. He was born in Hull and his old house is now a museum.
Pack for cold and wet weather due to its loction. Hull does have its fair share of warm weather as well though so pack shorts as well just in case. You should be able to get any kind of toiletries and medical supplies here. You should be able to get any kind of photographic equipment here.
Where I live in Hull is known as The Avenues, consisits of officially four streets, these are wide, tree lined Victorian streets with a roundabout in the middle of each and a fountain.
When trees that are too old or just too big get cut down they leave about 2-3 meters of tree and anyone who comes up with a good design can come and sculpt one.
Now the tree sculptures have spread into a wider area- the streets are;
I think there's one on Ella Street
And cutting through all of these streets there's;
Salisbury Street and Hardwick Street.
The most prolific sculptor is Jacky Ward-Lomax, Kevin Storch has done a couple and then a few residents have done some, some in collaboration with local schools.
These are lovely streets just to have a wander around, see some squrirrels, look at the three restored fountains, the impressive rennovated Sir Gilbert Scott (I think it was him) houses, now fancy flats at the Park Avenue roundabout.
A short drive from Hull over the Humber Bridge on the A15 / M180 to Scunthorpe and then on the Kirton Lindsey road (B1398) takes you to Twigmore Woods. This is a large wood with two lakes and pleasant walks through well maintained paths (suitable in places for wheelchairs) and in the late spring and early summer the largest display of rhododendrons I have ever seen.
There is a car park but no catering or toilet facilities but Morrisons and McDonalds are close by.
You'll come into Hull in a...
You'll come into Hull in a number of ways, either through the port which has sailings from Rotterdam and Zeebrugger, from Humberside airport & have the great view of crossing the Humber Bridge, from road or rail. Try to avoid using the trains as they have been very unreliable recently.
For further information on P&O North Sea Ferries contact 08701 296002.
For details of flights from Humberside Airport contact 01652 688456.
For bus details contact 01482 222222.
For train enquires contact 0345 484950.
Alternativly look at www.hullcc.gov.uk/traveltimes for all your public transport requirements.
Hull is very, very flat, the best way of getting around is on bike. There are cycle lanes across the city and designated cycle routes. There is also bus routes throughout the city. There is also a large number of Taxis avaliable.
Popular Hotels in Kingston upon Hull
Premier Inn Hull - North
Kingswood Park, Ennerdale (formerly known as "Travel Inn"), Kingston-upon-Hull, HU7 4HS, United King
Kingston Theatre Hotel
1-2 Kingston Square, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU2 8DA, United Kingdom