Once known for its fishing fleet the city of Hull has in recent years
undergone a revitalization that has made it among the UKs most vibrant
cities. First chartered more than 700 years ago by Edward I Ryan Kalil Jersey , Hull
combines the best features of a bustling port with the amenities of a
cosmopolitan city. In the forefront of British defence during World War
II, Hull suffered widespread damage and has since undergone extensive
rebuilding. A visitor choosing to holiday here will find museums,
nightlife, sport and venues to rival any town.
Travellers new to the area may be surprised by the size and variety of
the museums and historical sites Hull has to offer. Many are world
class and boast renowned exhibits and respected educational facilities.
The Deep. In little more than four years of existence this superb
aquarium has seen in excess of two million visitors. Thousands of
schools have logged visits as well. Thirty exhibits examine life in the
water from streams to the ocean depths. Hundreds of varieties of sea
creatures including fourteen species of shark are on display via the
deepest marine viewing bay in Europe. With its metal and glass clad
point jutting into the harbour, The Deep is unlikely to be overlooked
and impossible to forget. Admission is reasonable with family tickets
Ferens Art Gallery. Considered one of the best galleries in the
provinces Roman Harper Jersey , Ferens houses a large collection of Old Masters in addition
to a well regarded overview of contemporary British Art. Families will
be interested in its childrens gallery. The best of the art worlds
travelling exhibits make it here as well.
Hands on History Museum. A delight for the family and history buffs
of all ages, this museum is a fine introduction to Victorian times with
a specific emphasis on the homes and lives of the people of Hull.
Streetlife Museum. One of the four museums which make up the Museum
Quarter on High Street. Travel through two centuries of Hull
transportation in this museum whose mission is to document the
evolution of Hull transport. Realistic climb about exhibits will both
entertain and educate. Wilberforce House, birthplace and home to Hull
son, slavery opponent and member of Parliament William Wilberforce,
sits adjacent to the Streetlife Museum. Currently undergoing a massive
renovation Paul Soliai Jersey , it will re-open in 2007.
Arctic Corsair. Christened in 1960 and retired in 1987, the Arctic
Corsair is the last of a proud tradition of fishing vessels that for
centuries were the lifeblood of Hulls economy. Known as a side winder,
this proud ship was opened for visitation in 1999 and has logged
thousands of eager boarders. Kept as she was when a working fishing
trawler, the Artic Corsair is not suitable for disabled visitors or
small children. Contact in advance for a guided tour.
After a day of museum exploration a little shopping, easy going sight
seeing and just plain relaxation may be in order.
The Princess Quay. Located in Hulls harbour Nate Chandler Jersey , this unusual shopping
centre has a multitude of shops and entertainment spanning three decks.
Dining is also available on the quay proper as well as in dockside
One World Trading. Shopping with a conscience is the idea behind
this fair trade market. Its wide eclectic range of imported goods based
on the concept of fair trade offers many one-of-a-kind items.
The Humber Bridge. At one time the longest single span suspension
bridge in the world, The Humber Bridge toll way is travelled by more
than 100,000 cars a week.
Hull New Theatre. Home to plays, musicals, ballet and spectacular
Christmas entertainment Mike Tolbert Jersey , the Hull New Theatre has served the area since
East Park, West Park, Queens Garden. Hull boasts a wide array of
public gardens throughout the city which offer personal recreation,
picnic areas, floral exhibits Mike Remmers Jersey , animal parks and water sports.
Hull offers a fine mix of traditional and modern pubs and restaurants
for both the family oriented and the young, single traveller or couple.
Ye Olde White Hart. This historic pub dating from the sixteenth
century sits hidden in an alley at the juncture of Bowlalley Lane and
Silver Street. Legendary amongst locals the White Hart has undergone a
recent rejuvenation with an eye to preserving its roots. A popular
addition is the area billed as the citys first all weather beer garden.
The Minerva Hotel. On the pier overlooking the Humber this
traditional British pub and hotel offers Tetley cask, other name brand
ales and a rotating menu of discriminating brew. Cribbage, dominoes,
and big screen sports television make this a pleasant place to while
away a few hours. The well served traditional British food Michael Oher Jersey , view of the
river and family friendly atmosphere are additional reasons to put The
Minerva on a visitors agenda.
Venn on Scale Lane. The upscale diner will enjoy this well reviewed
fish restaurant which is a Michelin Guide favourite. Reservations
Old Custom House. Delectable food for a wide variety of palates
along with a large and very serviceable wine list are served at this
Jaz Café Bar. Visit this café in the evening for
distinctive food and drink coupled with a revolving schedule of live
music from jazz to salsa.