Hull has many attractions to suit all interests, here are just some of them:
The Deep:One of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. This award-winning Yorkshire family attraction is home to 40 sharks and over 3,500 fish. A recent addition is a colony of Gentoo penguins. The dramatic building designed by Sir Terry Farrell is located in Hull, on the bank of the Humber Estuary, just an hour from York. The Deep is operated as a charity dedicated to increasing enjoyment and understanding of the world's oceans.
Hull's Ferens Art Gallery: The gallery first opened in 1927. This award winning Yorkshire art gallery is one of the region's best. The impressive collection includes a fine selection of old European masters within Galleries 1 and 2, particularly Frans Hals' Portrait of a Young Woman andLorenzetti’s 14th Century masterpiece, Christ between Saint Paul and Saint Peter. Victorian, Edwardian, and early Twentieth Century British art on display in Galleries 5 and 6 includes gems by artists such as Newlyn School notable Walter Langley. Find pieces by Hull's most acclaimed marine artist John Ward (1798-1849) in Gallery 12. Contemporary 20th century art is also on display. This splendid permanent collection is further enhanced by consistent changing temporary displays, workshops and events; check the website for details. As part of the UK City of Culture 2017 programme, the Ferens hosted the Turner Prize following a £4.5 million makeover.
The Humber Bridge: The Humber Bridge is the fifth-largest single-span suspension bridge in the world, near Kingston upon Hull in England. 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 to North Lincolnshire. The bridge carries an average of over 140,000 vehicles per week, which pay a toll of £1.50 each way for cars (higher for commercial vehicles).
Hull Ice Arena: The Hull Ice Arena is the most versatile venue in the area offering something for everyone including:
Olympic-sized ice rink
family only skating sessions
children's birthday parties
learn to skate courses
learn to play ice hockey courses
ice hockey, figure skating and lots more
private function hires
trade shows and exhibitions
Restaurants / Pubs: Dozens of eateries of every ethnic taste together with lots of public houses all within walking distance.