Adventures around Hullwith PlusBus

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Hull was the UK’s 2017 City of Culture and has lots going on as its Humberside streets regenerate. Pick up a leaflet of trails from the friendly tourist kiosk at the station to explore Hull’s Old Town, which has become a popular film location, standing in for wartime London in TV shows like The Crown. A PlusBus ticket is great for getting around the city and beyond. Use it to take you quickly into the centre of the city, to the Deep aquarium and to the iconic Humber Bridge. These are just three of the adventures you could have around Hull with a PlusBus ticket.

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  • Great for: engineering | industrial heritage | local food | maritime heritage | museums | Shopping |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafes
  • Please note: researched/updated March 2023. If anything’s changed or you have tips to share, do get in touch:
  1. 3. Take a trip the Humber Bridge

    One of the world’s longest suspension bridges, the epic Humber Bridge spans the wide estuary just outside Hull and makes for a great outing from the city. From the nearest bus stop, you can easily stroll down through the Humber Bridge Country Park, with its ivy-draped chalk cliffs and sculpture trail, to have a close-up look at this iconic feat of engineering.

    • The Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Trans-Pennine Trail both run along the foreshore here with great views and bird-watching opportunities. Wading birds like curlew, knot and redshank particularly love the muddy edges of the Humber at low tide.
    • How do I get to the Humber Bridge by bus? Bus 250 and bus 350 from Hull Interchange (Bay 10) next to the railway station both cross the Humber Bridge to Barton-upon-Humber. On their way there, they pass a bus stop (before the bridge) called A15 Humber Bridge.
    • Get off here and simply follow the blue signs that guide pedestrians down to the bridge. It’s about ten minutes’ walk. Start by heading a few steps on from the bus stop to find the sloping tarmac path that leads down and right under the main road. Turn left and keep following the blue signs downhill through the trees to reach the shore near the tower of an early nineteenth-century windmill.
    • Hessle Whiting Mill has recently been restored and you can explore it as part of the way-marked Chalk Trail nearby. The mill was designed to crush chalk from the quarry into powdered “whiting” or purified chalk. There’s a children’s playground and waterside pub nearby too so you can take a break before heading back up to the bus stop on the near side of the road.
    • If you need to wait for a train, once you are back at Hull railway station, check out the bars, cafes and makers’ market over the road in the 3000 cavernous square metres of the old Hammonds department store. A new food hall and Saturday craft market are perfect for snagging a decent glass of wine, snacks for the train or souvenirs to take home.