Kingston upon Hull Travel Guide

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    Hull Maritime Museum
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    The Arctic Corsair
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    Edwardian Easter
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Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

  • Streetlife museum

    This museum tells the story of 200 years of transport in Hull and can be found in High Street. There are galleries for motor cars, bicycles ( Hull is a city of bikes), toy displays and in the reconstructed street you can sit on board old trams and take in the sights , sounds and smells of old trains.There is no entry fee and allow an hour for your...

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  • Vintage bus over the Humber Bridge

    On several weekends in the summer months you can take a vintage bus from Hessle Square (66 or 57 bus from the Interchange) that takes you over the Humber Bridge to Barton on Humber. Buses leave every hour and call at the northern Humber Bridge exhibition area, Hessle Foreshore and then over the bridge to the lovely town of Barton on Humber. The...

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  • The Arctic Corsair

    The Arctic Corsair is an old Hull trawler built in 1960 in Beverley for the Boyd Line and was the last of the Hull side fishing vessels or side winders as they were known. She had a long life in the fishing grounds of the North Sea and was actually rammed by an Icelandic gun boat in the "cod wars" of the 1970s. She was laid up in the 1970s for...

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Kingston upon Hull Hotels

  • Premier Inn Hull City Centre

    The Premier Travel Inn is good for visitors using the ferries to Holland and Belgium or those who...

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  • Premier Inn Hull West

    Ferriby Road, Hessle, Kingston-upon-Hull, HU13 0JA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Premier Inn Hull - North

    Kingswood Park, Ennerdale (formerly known as "Travel Inn"), Kingston-upon-Hull, HU7 4HS, United King

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Kingston upon Hull Restaurants

  • French / Belgian cuisine and lots of...

    I would be very easy to walk past this small restaurant. Just a door and a window filled with beer bottles. Inside is the a wonderful bar made of carved panels and full of the amazing number of beers this restaurant sells from across the world.The restaurant is consequently long and thin and has very much the feel of a restaurant in Belgium. The...

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  • Dutch cuisine

    A welcome addition to Hulls growing café / restaurant stock and judging by the high numbers of customers eating here on a wet Tuesday afternoon other people feel the same way too.Bright and modern with seating on two levels (no lift) and with friendly and attentive staff I know I will become a regular visitor here.The toilets were modern and clean...

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  • On the pier

    The Minerva is what you would expect from a water front pub and is steeped in maritime history.It also has the smallest pub room in England. You can spot local celebs here occasionally and also the occasional Hull City player.I have not yet eaten here but have been in many times for drinks. This is possibly Hulls most atmospheric pub. I have yet...

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Kingston upon Hull Nightlife

  • A small pub

    A very old pub small, dark & full of character.A great selection of beers are available including Belgium beer that tastes like it should.Just a word of warning - the front room is small & can get rather smokey.One of my favourite places in Hull. None

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  • Best club in Hull

    I discovered this club far too late and only went there a couple of time...I agreed the gothic atmosphere could be a little bit scary but don't be afraid of it! This is the best place to go if you want to meet 'normal' people and not these vulgar half-naked chicken dancing around their purse (stil didn't got the point ;-) you'd find in most of the...

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  • Princes Avenue

    Now only in the past five years or so has this road been a good place to go out, it caters for a different clientel then the city centre, more for trendy students, locals and a slightly older croud than the 14 year olds you'll find in Spiders.Starting at the Spring Bank end there's Zooalogical, a large bar with a good selection of beers (I'm...

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Kingston upon Hull Transportation

  • Bike taxi in Hull

    Hull has a bike taxi that will either take you on a tour of the city or to a specific destination in the city. You will find the bike taxi in Queen Victoria Square.

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  • Land train around the city centre

    Its not a long walk from Queen Victoria Square to the Deep, the Pier or the museums in the High Street but you can take a land train for £4. You can of course just sit on it and have a circular tour.

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  • North Country Rover

    A very good value ticket that allows you to explore the north of England from Hull. Bounded by Newcastle - Carlisle , HULL - Selby - Leeds - Halifax - Preston - Morecambe - and the Irish and North Sea coasts. Not valid of Hull Trains or Grand Central trains and only after 08.45.2014 prices are - any 4 days in 8 days - adult £88, railcard £58.10 and...

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Kingston upon Hull Shopping

  • Old shopping arcade

    Hepworths Arcade was opened in 1897 and one of the first shops to open here was one of Marks and Spencers first penny bazaars.This grade II listed Arcade is better known for local landmarks such as Dinsdale's joke shop, Fanthorpe's television store and Beasley's fashion emporium. It is often a welcome retreat for lunchtime shoppers escaping the...

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  • The market

    The current market hall was built in 1904 and the market is housed in a beautiful building with an Italianate tower. Not as large as other markets in other northern cities but nevertheless has a good variety of stalls selling fruit, vegetables, flowers, cards, crafts , meat and fish amongst other things.There are three entrances but the main...

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  • Shopping centre on water

    Princes Dock used to be a town dock at one time but lay unused for many years until Princes Quay was built in it. This is a large shopping centre with High Street named shops - Superdrug, Virgin ( the largest store they have outside London), County Books, Gap etc. There is something for everyone here and generally a display of some sort on the...

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Kingston upon Hull Local Customs

  • Cream coloured phone boxes

    Hull is the only UK city with its own independent telephone network company, Kingston Communications. This is why you'll see that instead of having red telephone boxes like the rest of the UK, the cities phone boxes are a distinctive cream colour.

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  • Chip Shops

    Chip shops in Hull seem have some quirks you don't find out of Yorkshire.Scraps- for those who can't afford to buy chips you ask for scraps which is all the left over fried bits of batter. Don't be surprised if you're asked 'D yeh wan eni scraps wie dat?' (Would you like any scraps with that?)American Chip Shop Spice - I've not seen this marvel out...

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  • Phone boxes in Hull.

    Kingston upon Hull is in the unusual position of having it's own telecommunications company. Since 1914, it has been the only private operator of local telephone services apart from the giant of BT (British Telecom).Kingston communications have also held onto may of the 'traditional' Gilbert Scott designed public telephone boxes. Many regard these...

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Kingston upon Hull Warnings and Dangers

  • Am I stuck in a Monty Python sketch

    Great shopping in Hull ? I think not. The princes Quay shopping centre may be impressively sited in a formed dock and be surrounded by water and fountains, it may have 'decks' rather than floors - but it still just contains the same old tired high street stores.Eating options are equally limited - you kind of know that you are not in for a good...

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  • Not really a warning or danger......

    but an amazing fact I just found on Wikipedia whilst looking up Hull, it is really not a good claim to fame but here goes-"Hull's maritime history is thought to have been a key factor in the transmission of syphilis: the earliest evidence of syphilis in medieval Europe is at the site of an Augustinian Friary (destroyed 1539) in Hull.This friary...

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  • Watch out when talking a walk along the...

    Be careful of the mud on the banks and near the water of the River Hull and River Humber.The mud has the same effect as quicksand and you'd find yourself in trouble straight away. Keep on the path or the grass.

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Kingston upon Hull Tourist Traps

  • Princes Quay Shopping Centre

    Princess Quay is basically like any other shopping mall in any other big city. All the names you'll find here absolutely anywhere else, just rearranged in a different order. Of course go here if you want the usual comfortable high-street names, but if you want smaller local names try Saville St, Carr Lane, Paragon Street or King Edward Street that...

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  • It's a toll bridge if you're...

    It's a toll bridge if you're in a car, but on foot or by bike it's free! You get a good view up and down the river from on the bridge, but don't try crosiing the road while on the bridge. Very dangerous, and not allowed!

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  • There's a country park right...

    There's a country park right below the Humber Bridge, where you can enjoy a bit of the coutryside whilst being beneath a motorway! The riverside along this area (Hessle Foresore) is pleasant too, with a good pub and restaurant.

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Kingston upon Hull What to Pack

  • If you're choosing between a backpack...

    Bring a backpack if you will be arriving by train and need to get a bus. The temporary bus station is no longer next to the train station and you will need to walk a good distance to get to the buses. Best to do with a backpack and not a case! It's best to bring all kinds of clothes because the weather is unpredictable. Always bring...

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  • The wind-tunnel effect

    Be aware on a windy day in Hull! Many of the east-west aligned streets in the city act as giant wind tunnels when the prevailing westerly winds are blowing. In many cities this isn’t too much of a problem, but the city’s location nestled against the Humber Estuary (in places a mile wide) exacerbates what is usually a trivial problem in most parts...

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  • Packing List

    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.

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Kingston upon Hull Off The Beaten Path

  • Paull

    Paull is a nice riverside village on the banks of the River Humber. There are three pub restaurants here and great views along to both the mouth of the Humber and back to Hull and the Humber Bridge.East of Paull along the river bank is a wetland area (near the mechanical lighthouses you can see from the village) and there are many bird species...

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  • Princes Avenue / Newland Avenue

    Take a number 5 bus from the centre to Princes Avenue - about 10 minutes - this is a trendy area for coffee shops and interesting shops such as ethnic grocers, antique shops, book shops and some good pubs.Continue up Princes Avenue and bear left after Pearson Park in to Newland Avenue for more interesting shops, pubs and coffee shops. If you are...

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  • Spurn Point

    A long peninsula that has the North Sea on one side and the River Humber on the other. Three and a half miles long and only fifty metres wide in places it has a single track road with passing places along it. Spurn is made up of a series of sand and shingle banks held together with mainly Marram grass and Seabuckthorn.There are a series of sea...

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Kingston upon Hull Sports & Outdoors

  • Tigers and Sharks

    Hull is home of some decent teams, Hull City Football Club, Hull FC and Hull KR. The first two play at the KC Stadium and play hard. The tigers currently play in the Championship but spent 2 seasons in the Premier League.

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  • Kingston Communications Stadium

    Hulls premier sporting stadium is based in West Park and is home to football ( Hull City) and rugby (Hull FC). Based on Sunderlands Stadium of Light this is a slightly smaller version but expansion is possible should capacity be needed to be increased.Set in parkland but in a rather run down area - there is very little to see in the area outside...

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  • Hull Ice Arena

    Hull has an international size ice arena where skaters from across the world come to compete in competitions here. The arena is also home to the ice hockey team the Stingrays.There are many public sessions for people who just want to fun skate too and this is a large arena that is also used for concerts and exhibitions.There is a small cafe but its...

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Kingston upon Hull Favorites

  • Hull Jazz Festival

    This takes place every year over two weeks of events. This year it was on 29th July-5th August (2007) and has been going for 15 years.Unfortunately I didn't get to it this year but have been in the past. It used to be right by the marina in a boat yard and just over two days, now it has a grand opening in Queen's Gardens with events all around the...

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  • Wilberforce 2007

    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 2007In 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...

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  • Hull Mela Festival

    Slightly rained off this year (21st July 2007) this festival has been going since 2005. A 'Mela' is a traditional Indian festival, being in Hull it is a lovely mix of traditional and modern India.There's local and Yorkshire stalls here with music, food, clothes and crafts. Other attractions included belly dancers, bouncy castles, donkey rides,...

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