Top 6 Things To do / Sights To See
The UK City of Culture 2017 is filled with hidden (and obvious) gems for a wealth of people to explore and enjoy. Slightly off the beaten tourist path, Hull is a port town which offers natural beauty, Victorian architecture and plenty of fascinating museums and galleries. Renowned as being home to the poet Philip Larkin, be inspired in this city rich with industrial history.
Britain’s most spectacular aquarium can be found in Hull, housed in a futuristic style building. With an underwater viewing tunnel, hands-on displays and a 10m deep tank populated by sharks, stingrays and coral fishes, The Deep provides hours of entertainment and fascination for all ages as well as wonderful views of the Humber estuary.
This impressive structure is a must-see whilst in the area and costs only £1.50 per car to travel across. The bridge, which opened in 1981, links Yorkshire to Lincolnshire and showcases a corner of the country which was once overlooked. Fun fact: The Humber Bridge held the record for the world’s longest suspension bridge for 16 years!
Explore the city through the eyes of the great poet, Philip Larkin (and for free!) with this online trail. Choose between the ‘City Centre’ and ‘Beyond the City Centre’ interactive tours and use the website to download podcasts, maps and information packs about each of the destinations!
The ultimate hidden gem within Hull is the Old Town, a quarter of the city which houses the city’s collection of free museums. The Old Town is filled with stunning architecture, characteristic pubs and plenty of history to soak up. Pop by and experience a snapshot into the past!
A perfect spot to amble along and enjoy the scenery, Hull Marina hosts plenty of restaurants, bars, small galleries and shops. Whether you want to sit back and relax with a glass of wine or indulge in some culture at the museums that populate the area, this is the ideal place to do it!
One for the nature lovers! If you want to appreciate natural beauty in a 120-acre park then East Park is where you need to be visiting. Registered as a Grade II listed site by English Heritage, the park was opened in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. As well as its historic importance, the park boasts plenty of other attractions including an animal area, play area, mini train and the opportunity to rent boats!
Campanile Hotels are proud to be located in Hull.
To get to…
- The Deep from Campanile: 5 minutes by car. 19 minutes by public transport. 24 minute walk.
- The Humber bridge from Campanile: 20 minutes by car. 1 hour 2 minutes by public transport.
- The Larkin Trail from Campanile: 6 minutes by car. 7 minutes by public transport. 7 minute walk.
- Hull”s Old Town from Campanile: 5 minutes by car. 10 minutes by public transport. 18 minutes walk.
- Hull Marina from Campanile: 7 minutes by car. 18 minutes by public transport. 19 minute walk.
- East Park from Campanile: 7 minutes by car. 17 minutes by public transport. 44 minute walk.
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