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Hull

Hull 27 Miles from Bridlington

Hull is a vibrant city with lots to do; it is a natural focus for retail shoppers but also has a tradition of arts and culture with a large theatre, the New Theatre opened in 1939 as a successor to the Hull Repertory Theatre Company. The Hull New Theatre features musicals, opera, ballet, drama, children's shows and one-night performances, with a highlight of the year being the annual Christmas pantomime. The UK City of Culture 2017!

A visit to Hull is always the start of a great story. The cobbled streets of the city's Old Town transports visitors back to days gone by. Visit our Museums Quarter, home to some of our free museums, and plot Hull's course through the history books. Take time to explore The Deep as it whisks you down to the bottom of the deep blue sea and introduces you to its many inhabitants. New for 2014 - Gentoo Penguins have taken up residence in The Deep's new exhibit called 'The Penguins of Grytviken'.

Why not take a stroll along Hull Marina and head for the retro Fruit Market area, home to the UK's only Museum of Club Culture, Dinostar, Hull's only Dinosaur Exhibition, amongst many art galleries, quirky shops and places to eat.

If shopping is your bag then you have your pick of all the high street favourites plus vintage boutiques, monthly markets and quirky independent stores.
Steeped in history with an exciting nightlife, a visit provides the perfect opportunity to sample all that this great city has to offer.

The Humber Bridge, near to Hull is a 2,220 m (7,283 ft) single-span suspension bridge, it opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. It is the fifth-largest of its type in the world. It spans the Humber (the estuary formed by the rivers Trent and Ouse) between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

The city has three main shopping centre's, St. Stephen's, Princes Quay and the Prospect Centre.

St. Stephen's is Hulls newest shopping centre, and opened on 20 September 2007 it attracts more than 10 million visitors a year. The shopping centre is a 40-acre (160,000 m2) brownfield site development in the city centre. It cost £200 million to build and was a key development in the resurgence of Hull as the centre of East Yorkshire culture and shopping. It is home to 12.8 acres (52,000 m2) of retail and leisure space and incorporates retail outlets, cafés, bars, fitness club, restaurants, a cinema and an award-winning multi-storey car park.

Adjacent to St Stephen's is the Albermarle Music Centre, Hull Truck Theatre.

There are also a number of "retail parks", and suburban shopping centre's in Hull including the North Point Shopping Centre at Bransholme, St Andrews Quay on the Humber bank, as well as near Great Gutter lane (Willerby), Mount Pleasant (Holdernes Road), Priory Park (near Hessle) and Kingswood retail park (Kingswood).

Hull has a vibrant tradition of arts and culture with several museums of national importance. The city has a strong theatrical tradition with some famous actors and writers having been born and lived in Hull. The city's arts and heritage have played an important role in attracting visitors and encouraging tourism in recent efforts at regeneration. Hull has a diverse range of architecture and this is complemented by parks and squares and a number of statues and modern sculptures.

The Deep which is worth a visit is a large aquarium which lets you walk inside the tank within a transparent tunnel to view the marine life close up. It particularly specialises in Sharks.


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