1. Visit The Deep Never mind an aquarium, this ‘submarium’ houses thousands of sea creatures, including 7 species of shark! If that hasn’t sold it, maybe the penguins will… Student discount available (see Google map)
4. Walk across the Humber Bridge Hull’s iconic landmark, you have to walk across it at least once because, well you just have to! (see Google map)
5. Visit a museum or gallery. We’ve had some huge exhibitions over the past few years including Andy Warhol and Leonardo Da Vinci and next year we’re hosting the Turner Prize! All of our museums are free to enter too!
6. Do the Seven Sea’s Fish Trail Follow an A-Z of fish swimming across the pavements. It will take you around the old town and down by the riverfront. Catch all 41 and you’ll net yourself a certificate!
7. Catch a ferry to the Netherlands! As the North Sea’s biggest ferry port, Hull offers a regular service to Belgium and the Netherlands on some of the most luxurious ferries in Europe. Look our for their bargain 2 for 1 offers during the autumn and winter…it works out at just under £40 per person for two days away! (see Google map)
8. Ride our award-winning, musical swing bridge. Another bridge related one! The first footbridge of it’s kind in the UK, you can stay on it as it swings open every Saturday at 11am and every Sunday at 10.30am and 11.30am. (see Google map)
9. Enjoy our café culture. Just a few minutes walk from campus is Newland Avenue and a little further is Princes Avenue. Both have a huge number of cafes, bars and restaurants and are perfect places to watch the world go by, cold drink in hand.
10. Take a stroll along the marina. On a sunny day, there’s no better place to be! Not only is the marina incredibly beautiful, the Fruit Market area right next to it is undergoing an £80 million redevelopment and there’s a whole host of interesting bars, restaurants and shops popping up. (see Google map)
Whilst you’re exploring Hull, keep your eyes open and maybe you’ll discover some gems of your own!