Live in Hull and soak up the city’s vibrant culture…
Hull is an up-and-coming waterfront city, awarded the UK City of Culture 2017. With a historic Old Town, numerous visitor attractions and unique white phone boxes, Hull boasts eclectic shopping, a rich history and an entertaining nightlife. The city has long attracted artists and poets due to its remarkable suffusion of light and feeling of freedom. It’s said that nowhere else in Britain creates a unique meeting of sky with land and water. In 2017, the City of Culture will see £18 million spent on arts and culture to celebrate the city’s historic past and bright future.
A wealth of attractions to explore
There is plenty to do in the vibrant city centre. Why not explore one of the city’s many museums and galleries, all of which have free admission. Wonder around the Ferens Art Gallery or discover more about Hull’s maritime heritage at the Maritime Museum - complete with a full-sized whale skeleton and various beautiful artefacts from Hull’s former merchant, fishing and whaling trade.
Another great museum to be enjoyed in Hull is The Streetlife Museum of Transport. With a 1940s high street, trams and carriage rides, the museum offers a chance to experience the Old Town for real. The Streetlife Museum offers 200 years of transport history, as well as the sounds, smells and sights of historical Hull.
The city is also home to ‘The Deep’ – an award-winning and hugely popular aquarium with over 3,500 fish, including spectacular sharks and rays.
History on the go…
For a chance to soak up the sights, visitors can follow the famous and innovative Severn Seas Fish Trail through the historic Hull Old Town. Perfect for young families, the trail is made up of 41 pieces of ‘fish’ sculpture made from traditional materials, and there’s even a fun certificate from the Tourist Information Centre upon completion.
Hull boasts some stunning architecture, including the Scale Lane Bridge - dubbed the ‘bridge to nowhere’ as the other half wasn’t built after plans for redevelopment on the eastern side of the river did not come to fruition. Instead, visitors can ride the bridge as it moves to let ships pass. Robust and striking, the bridge is also known as the ‘pinball flipper’ and is now a landmark in its own right.
Sports for all
Sports fans will be pleased to know that Hull is a premier city for football and rugby. The city has two big rugby clubs: Hull FC and KR, formerly Hull Kingston Rovers. Hull even has a stretch of the A63 names after a Wales and Great Britain winger. Hull City football club is in the premier league with matches played at the KCOM Stadium.
Indulge in a spot of retail therapy
Hull offers an eclectic mix of shops to suit all tastes. There’s a good range of high street stores, independent boutiques, and three shopping centres. If you’re tired from all that shopping, then there are copious coffee shops, restaurants and cafes to choose from. For extra leisure time, the shopping centres also offer multi-screen cinemas.
Excellent transport links
Hull has regular train services connecting the city to the rest of the UK. For local travel, there are several rail links to the wider East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire regions. Northern Rail also operates services to Scarborough, Cleethorpes, Bridlington and Beverley.
Running every 10 minutes, the Park & Ride provides an easy way to travel into the city and regular bus routes throughout Hull make getting around the centre nice and simple. For day trips, there are buses from the city centre to East Yorkshire’s towns and villages, Scarborough, Bridlington and York.
If you prefer two wheels, there are many cycle routes around Hull. At the Paragon Interchange Station there is Hull Cycle Hub, offering secure bike storage, bike repairs and bike hire.
With its mix of historic charm and modern amenities, ideal transport links for commuting and wealth of shops, Hull could be a perfect place for you to buy your new home.