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An Insider's Mini Guide to Living in Hull

An Insider's Mini Guide to Living in Hull
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A port city in East Yorkshire, there’s so much more to Hull than meets the eye. Awarded the City of Culture in 2017, the city was able to share and celebrate all of its unique qualities and cultural life with the rest of the world. And years later, Hull is still a national hub for culture, creativity and artistic excellence and recent years have seen Hull begin to get the recognition it deserves as both a great city, and a great place to call home. And whilst there’s always plenty going on in the city itself, rolling hills, beautiful landscapes and stunning coastline can all be found on Hull’s doorstep too. So if you’re thinking about making the move to Hull with all its got to offer and joining the residents who are already proud to call this city home, then take a look at our spacious and contemporary collection of new homes available in Hull today.

Hull’s history and heritage

There’s no denying that Hull is a city packed with a rich and diverse history, much of which is free to explore! Hull’s Blue Plaque Trail highlights the key spots to explore the city’s heritage. With 30 plaques to find, the trail begins at the Paragon Interchange before weaving its way through the city centre and finishing in Hull’s characterful Old Town. There’s also heritage walks with treasure hunt themes, which still include the city’s better known sights, whilst also throwing in some of the more quirky and unusual spots too. 

Located in the heart of the historic Old Town and an integral part of the city since the late 13th century, Hull Minster is well worthy of a visit. Beautiful on both the inside and outside, visitors can view the magnificent stained glass windows, art installations, grand organ and William Wilberforce font to name just a few of the attractions waiting to be discovered inside. 

Also located in the city’s Old Town, Hull’s museum quarter is also worth stopping by if you’re looking to discover more about this city’s history and heritage. All are free to enter, they include the Streetlife Museum of Transport, the Hull & East Riding Museum and Wilberforce House, Hull’s oldest museum, which explores the realities of the transatlantic slave trade. 

Arts and Culture in Hull

An important regional gallery, Ferens Art Gallery is home to a permanent collection, which includes works spanning from the mediaeval period to the present day, and features works by painters such as Frans Hals and David Hockney. And with a total of 12 galleries to explore and regularly changing exhibitions, there’s a diverse range of art for everyone to connect with. 

Hull is also home to Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre, which between them host a variety of performances such as musicals, pantomimes, workshops, theatre, concerts and orchestral concert series. And you’ll also find Hull Truck Theatre, who produce and present inspiring and pioneering theatre reflecting the diversities of modern Britain. And The Welly also runs events in the city, allowing the city’s arts and entertainment scene to flourish. 

Food and drink in Hull

There are a great many fine restaurants and bars waiting to be discovered in Hull. Celebrating the rich maritime history of Hull, Humber Fish Co serves up some of Hull’s best seafood - all locally sourced of course! 

For pasta and pizza lovers, Gusto da Gianni is the place to be. Dishes are created using only the finest ingredients, which is why their produce is imported straight from Italy, and can be paired with their selection of fine Italian wines. Having won best restaurant in Hull & East Yorkshire twice in a row, it’s definitely one to check out! 

Mixing fresh Yorkshire produce with ancestral cooking techniques from Northern and Southern India, Tapasya has featured in the Michelin Guide and won multiple awards. It’s another place well worth checking out. 

And if pubs serving up good food and beer are more your scene, Hull’s Old Town is packed full of them, so there’s plenty to choose from! 

A special mention...

Hull is home to The Deep, a landmark centre for marine research dedicated to increasing our understanding of the world’s oceans. Through interactive displays and presentations, as well as thousands of sea creatures, The Deep tells the story of the world’s oceans from the beginning of time to the present day. An engaging, interactive and immersive experience for everyone, this award winning aquarium is well worth a visit. And what’s more, each ticket grants you free re-entry for 12 months following your first visit!

With its strong heritage in arts and culture, a diverse and rich history and a wide variety of quality places to eat and drink, Hull is a great place to live with plenty of things happening and an ever increasing profile. So if Hull sounds like it’s the city for you, then you can view our collection of new homes in Hull at Attraction here, and Dream here today. 

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