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Kingston upon Hull Travel guide

England, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull. Boats moored either side of a jetty in Hull Marina.
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Kingston-upon-Hull has a long maritime history. Fishing and, equally importantly, whaling were the principal activities and it remains a major seaport. The Old Town, lying between the River Humber and River Hull, was once surrounded by walls and a moat. It has retained its medieval and 17C cobbled streets and inns. Most of Hull's docks were built along the east wall in the Georgian period.

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Tourist attractions Kingston upon Hull : Things to see and do

  • In this castle, built by Sir Henry Constable in 1600, the eastern façade, in brick, is what you notice first. Inside, the great gallery designed by William Constable in the mid-18C, has a large number of family portraits. The marble chimney is encrus..

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  • The birthplace of William Wilberforce (1758-1833), the advocate of the abolition of slavery, now houses a museum about slavery - the triangular trade and plantations - and the life and work of the man instrumental in achieving its abolition. There is..

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  • The new building contains a stagecoach that simulates the discomfort when travelling by this form of transport, a hobbyhorse bicycle without pedals, a penny-farthing, mopeds, trams, old cars and a railway signal box.

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Hotels Kingston upon Hull

  • ibis Hull Centre

    Osbourne Street GB - Kingston upon Hull HU1 2NL

    Just 500 metres from the very heart of Hull city centre, the railway station and the new St. Stephen's shopping centre, this modern hotel offers climate-controlled, ventilation-cooled rooms. The Ibis Hotel Hull has a superb central location, close t..

  • Gilson Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    11 Anlaby Rd GB - Kingston upon Hull HU1 2PJ

    Prix Prices from : 30 £

    Conveniently located in the centre of Hull, the Gilson Hotel boasts WiFi, a 24/7 bar, and limited free parking. Hull Railway Station is opposite the property. The en suite rooms with walk-in power shower feature a flat-screen TV with movie channels...

  • Mercure Hull Royal Hotel

    170 Ferensway GB - HULL HU1 3UF

    Book into the 3 star Mercure Hull Royal Hotel, with its iconic status as one of the central landmarks of the city, offers the splendour of Victorian architecture with a dramatic, luxurious and modern twist in decor and style. Located in the heart of ..

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Restaurants Kingston upon Hull

  • Falcon Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    Main St GB - HU11 4TA Withernwick

    Traditional-looking pub where the regulars gather on pew seating with pints of locally brewed beer and homemade crackling. The menu may be concise but it has plenty of appeal: substantial, flavour-packed dishes are made from scratch.

  • 1884 Dock Street Kitchen Comfortable restaurant 

    Humber Dock St, Marina Hull GB - HU1 1TB Kingston upon Hull

    A red-brick former ropery by the marina: built in 1884, it is now a stylish brasserie with a smart leather-furnished bar, an open kitchen and a buzzing feel. Appealing menus of modernised British classics, with a popular grill section.

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