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Hull is a 'great day out' for all the family

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Tucked away on the east coast of Yorkshire, Hull isn't the kind of place that people tend to head to unless they really need to go there.

Over the last decade or two, the city - despite all of its brilliant facilities and attractions - has attracted a very unfair reputation and remains to be a great day out for the family, according to a representative of the area.

Sharron Wilson, the tourism marketing officer at Visit Hull & East Yorkshire, said that the coast, countryside and the city combine to produce one of the more stunning areas of the county-at-large, providing good shopping at the prestigious Princes Quay, alongside theatres, nightlife and cafes in one of the most thriving student areas in the country.

Additionally, Ms Wilson noted that Yorkshire Wall has a lot of associated areas that provide great chances for cycling, walking, and horse riding. Further down the coast is Bridlington, a seaside town that gives a great atmosphere for people who want to get away from it all and see the "beautiful heritage coast".

She explained: "We can guarantee that the people that have been to Hull, come to Hull and say what a fantastic time they have had and that they will come back again. A high percentage of people that travel to Hull are very surprised and think it is fantastic.

"The majority of them do come back again. It is one of those places that you have to go and see for yourself. It has got free museums and you have got the Deep Millennium Project which is one of the country's biggest attractions."

As possibly the most striking building in Hull, the Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. The award-winning complex is primed for the high point of an excellent day out and is home to over 3,500 fish including sharks and rays.

The dramatic futuristic building overlooks the Humber estuary and was designed by Sir Terry Farrell. Additionally, it's just a few minutes' walk from Hull Marina and the museum quarter. It is a charity dedicated to increasing its potential while consistently researching the world's oceans, and is open every day between 10:00 and 18:00 GMT.

If the hustle and bustle of the grand city of Hull is too much, people can simply visit from out in the sticks. Beverley, a "beautiful, historic town with a minster" described by Ms Wilson as "like a mini York but without the crowds", could provide a wonderful base of operations as people scope out the area on a series of days out in East Riding of Yorkshire.

Other satellite villages, including the picturesque Bishop Burton and Cottingham, may also provide a great backdrop for a relaxing experience.


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