When we head out to the East Yorkshire Coast, we always whiz through Hull. On Good Friday, we thought that we would stop and have a look around. Come with me for a wander.
Hull is on the wide estuary of the river Humber and has a rich seafaring history. In the past, English sea ports made for very wealthy towns and cities and evidence of that wealth remains in Hull in the gorgeous buildings.
I was amazed at the enormous scale of some of these buildings.
And I loved some of the street names.
Hull has a very atmospheric "Old Town" near the old original dock which has some fabulous looking original pubs, great alley ways, and old cobbled streets. I would love to be able to step back and see this place at its busiest.
I read that Hull is a unique English city as it doesn't have a Cathedral. The Parish Church is lovely though.
It was late in the day so we couldn't look around the museums etc, but we will go back as there are so many stories about the place. William Wilberforce lived here too.
The original old dock has been made into an interesting waterfront area and Marina.
I liked the statue of the European family on the waterfront. Above 2 million families passed through the port of Hull before crossing to Liverpool by rail on their way to a new life in America by sea.
I only had time to quickly snap the Humber Bridge as we made our way home. I think that Hull warrants a weekends exploration. I'm glad we stopped off for a look.