A mini-guide to staying in Kingston-upon-Hull

The Humber Bridge.

The Humber Bridge. - Credit: Joan Russell

Hull - quirky, exciting, eclectic and entertaining is a part of The Countrywide Great Tour route this summer.

The Countrywide Great Tour begins on 4 July 2015 and takes place over 64 days visiting various coastal locations across the UK. 

Cyclists will begin to arrive in Kingston-upon-Hull on the afternoon of 2nd August after a ride down the coast from Scarborough.

What’s not to like about a city that can boast such a wonderful street name as The Land of Green Ginger? It very much reflects the city of Hull – quirky, exciting, eclectic and entertaining. Hull is a place that has reinvented itself over the last few years and with no fewer than eight free museums is something of a cultural hub.

One of those attractions, the Arctic Corsair, offers more than a nod to the city’s fishing tradition. Visitors can take a free guided tour and gain an insight into the harsh working life of a North Sea trawlerman. It is also a place where you can shop until you drop as it boasts a number of quality shopping centres including St Stephen’s. Hepworth Arcade, Prospect, Princes Quay and Kingston Retail Park.

A great way to explore the city on foot is to follow either Ale Trail or Fish Trail that have been developed to showcase Hull’s history and heritage. For a touch of drama, it is always worth catching the latest production at the award-winning Hull Truck Theatre.



The Deep

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The Deep is a spectacular aquarium that tells the dramatic story of the world’s oceans and is home to over 6,500 fish including sharks and rays.

01482 381000, www.thedeep.co.uk



Located in the old town of Kingston-upon-Hull, Hitchcock’s vegetarian restaurant provides great food with the emphasis on social and informal dining.

01482 320233, www.hitchcocksrestaurant.co.uk


Holiday Inn

Overlooking the marina and with 100 en suite, fully airconditioned rooms, the Holiday Inn Hull Marina is just a few minutes walk away from many attractions.

0871 942 9043, www.hihullmarinahotel.co.uk


Do you want to take part in the Great tour? To enter, head over to the Countrywide Great Tour website.