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Housed in a spectacular modern building this vast aquarium is one of the biggest of its kind in the country and boasts a huge array of sea creatures, including sharks, rays and a colony of penguins, which makes in one of the city’s top attractions.
Featuring sea life from all around the world, The Deep also has regular talks, guided tours, touch tanks and interactive exhibits. It’s perhaps the best way to experience the blue planet without getting your feet wet.
This awe-inspiring icon of engineering brilliance is synonymous with Hull. The bridge is free to walk - and has plenty of information boards for pedestrians - but is best seen from the top of a double-decker bus.
A monthly Humber Bridge Farmer’s Market - with over 100 stalls and selling seasonal, regional food and drink plus arts and crafts - is held on the first Sunday of every month.
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The FerensArtGallery boasts a huge collection of classical art, including works from the European Masters and modern British collections including the likes of David Hockney and Gillian Wearing.
There’s also temporary exhibitions plus a children’s gallery and family packs to keep little ones entertained. The gallery is also within walking distance of the station - in the heart of Hull’s Museums Quarter - and includes a cafe.
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The best place for an entertaining night in Hull, this splendid renaissance building has a full roster of live events, from music to comedy and theatre. It’s one of Hull’s top attractions.
Comedy A-listers such as Milton Jones, Alan Carr and Reginald D Hunter are scheduled to play in 2015, while there’s music from Chas And Dave and Peter Hook of New Order. There are organ recitals showing off the famous 100-year-old concert organ and classical concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - ensuring there’s something for everyone.
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Trains to Hull terminate a couple of minutes’ walk from St Stephen’s shopping centre, the best all-in-one destination in Hull for fashion, electricals, leisure and lifestyle shopping.
There’s also a theatre and cinema - plus plenty of choices for food and drink whatever your tastes, for lunch or dinner.Buy tickets