Hull Old Town

The frequent trains to Hull allow tourists to take a leisurely stroll to explore the things to do in the old town, whether they decide to stay for a day or for a weekend. The cobbled streets and period buildings, have charm and history - not to mention a life-size woolly mammoth - but it’s the huge range of free museums here, including the Streetlife Transport Museum, Maritime Museum and Hull and East Riding Museum, that make the area a must on any tourist’s ‘things to do’ list.

There are four museums in the picturesque area on the banks of the River Hull - better still, every one of them is free to visit. There’s also a real ale trail in the area if you need to quench your thirst afterwards.

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Princes Avenue

Hull’s avenues - leafy, suburban streets buzzing with shops and eateries - are the place to go for lunch of an evening meal, with cuisines to suit all wallets and tastes.

Princes Avenue and Newland Avenue have some of the best food in town - try Da Gianni for great pizzas, old favourite the Thai House for authentic Eastern food or Marrakech Avenue for a taste of north Africa.

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EastPark Chippy

Unsurprisingly, given its long and continuing fishing heritage, fish and chips are big in Hull - so much so that Hull has its own speciality. The pattie is made of mashed potato and sage, though many of Hull’s chippies claim to have their own secret recipes.

Bob Carver’s and the East Park Chippy are two of the more famous names, making them a top attraction for tourists and locals alike. If you can’t make it there, then any chippy in Hull worth its salt will serve fresh haddock and cod straight from the sea - best eaten straight out of the papers.

Holy Trinity Church

This extraordinary Gothic church sits within Trinity Square, a beautiful open space in the middle of Hull. While still a working church with daily worship, HolyTrinityChurch is also a cultural space that hosts live music, food and drink, festivals and even car and fashion shows.

There’s also plenty to explore in the church - children and adults alike will love hunting for Robert Thompson’s trademark carved mice amid the furniture. The Trinny Tea cafe serves home-baked goods if all that mouse-hunting wears you out.

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Fruit Market 

You’re never short of things to do in Hull. Hull’s bustling arts quarter is the place to go for live music, art, comedy, and art-house cinema. As befits the area there are regular markets every Sunday too amid quirky independent shops – and whilst it’s not of Hull’s top attractions its perfect for picking up a few gifts.

Look out for festivals dotted throughout the calendar and stop by at one of the area’s popular gastropubs. 

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Hull Fair

Every October one of the largest travelling funfairs arrives in Hull. Hull Fair is one of Hull's oldest traditions. With many different rides and attractions for all the family, ranging from the Big Wheel to the candy floss stand, you can guarantee a fun filled evening of excitement if you are in Hull when the fair comes to town.

Red Gallery

If contemporary art is your kind of thing then the Red Gallery in Hull is exactly what you're after. It displays formal exhibitions throughout the year but also offers space for local students to showcase their work.

KC Stadium

Many travelling football and rugby fans flood into Hull on one of our many trains to Hull every week. The KC Stadium opened in 2002 and holds up to 25,000 people. Why not catch a game during your visit to the city.

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