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"Its designation as UK City of Culture in 2017 has given the town a massive confidence boost, and redevelopment of its waterfront and Old Town has sparked a minor cultural flowering." Lonely Planet
Formally known as Kingston Upon Hull, Hull is a Yorkshire city with an economy tied into its sea-side location. The award of the UK City of Culture in 2017 gave the area a massive boost of confidence. The redevelopment of Hull's waterfront and Old Town has sparked cultural flowering. The Fruit market district in Humber Street now has many galleries, bars, and cafes.
The Hull Paragon interchange located within Hull's city centre provides easy connections between the coach, train, and local bus services. There are various intercity trains to Hull every day run by LNER coming from London Kings Cross station. If you’re travelling from Sheffield, you can take the faster hourly services via Doncaster operated by Northern Rail. There is also a regular local service from York railway station.
Hull is well worth exploring with its beautiful Georgian townhouses lining its cobblestoned streets. You can also find a recently renovated Fruit Market, along with art studios, vintage shops, and independent cafes and bars.
The Queen Victoria Square, which lies in Hull's centre, features vast shopping streets lined with art galleries and museums, such as the Ferens Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum. The magnificent Queen's Gardens is worth visiting; built above the old Queen's dock, the gardens were opened in 1930 and feature fascinating flowerbeds with a large seating area.
The Deep is a fantastic aquarium with a selection of penguins, deep-sea fish and jellyfish, all set in 2.5 million litres of saltwater. The underwater viewing tunnel is great for couples and families. Admission prices are relatively low, especially outside the school holidays.
Main stations in Hull
- Hull Bus Station
Frequently Asked Questions
What does First class get you on Hull Trains?
You can expect to get a wide, reclining seat with extra leg room and a full size tray table. You also get complimentary food and drink and a dedicated board host. There is also free Wi-Fi and complimentary newspapers.
Can I upgrade to first class on Hull Trains?
Yes you can but it may cost you more if you're upgrading from a standard class ticket.
How fast do Hull Trains go?
Hull Trains have bought some brand new Hitachi class 800 trains that can travel up to 140MPH.