Hull on the eastern tip of Yorkshire is a city rich in maritime history and features a selection of premier art galleries and museums, a stylish waterfront with ‘island’ shopping centre and a bohemian shopping scene befitting this lively university city. Offering a great nightlife, with a wide choice of clubs and bars, Hull is home to one of Yorkshire’s top family attractions, The Deep aquarium, with shark tunnels and a dazzling array of themed aquatic worlds.
Just a short walk inland sees you at Hull’s Museum quarter around the historic birthplace home of the city’s most famous son, the anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce which today is a fascinating museum exploring the story of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Close by sits the Streetlife Museum, a fantastic attraction for families with vintage vehicles, recreated heritage shops and lots of interactive exhibits.
Hull city centre art gallery, the acclaimed free entry Ferens Art Gallery, contains artwork by the greatest European masters, with work by Canalettto, Stanley Spencer, Hockney and Frans Hals all featuring. Another free entry museum gem in the heart of the city centre is the Hull Maritime Museum housed within this heritage port’s old Victorian Dock Offices.
Hull offers a fantastic mix of museums and attractions, and offers easy access to the Yorkshire Wolds and pretty East Riding coast around Hornsea. Browse a selection of Hull hotels, apartments and guest houses in Hull listed here on Iknow, ideally close to Hull ferry services running to Zebrugge and Rotterdam. Book a place to stay in Hull online now.