Guide to Hull, East Yorkshire.
The city of Hull has a proud maritime heritage and has seen many exciting developments in recent years, the city has embarked on a programme of regeneration and renewal, there are new shopping areas, attractions and the cities cultural & nightlife has blossomed. Broadgate Farm Holiday Cottages is to the North East of Hull about 8/9 miles from the centre. Our self catering cottages are an ideal option for accommodation when visiting Hull, which is easily accessible by car or a quick train ride from Beverley.
Hull has had a very successful 2017 UK City of Culture which recognised the depth of the cultural offering in the city - Hull has 2 theatres, 3 concert hall, art galleries, fantastic free museums, wonderful cultural festivals and events like Larkin with Toads - and that is just for starters! The 2017 programme was so sucessful that funds have already been raised to carry on with an ongoing programme of events and investment in the city.
The Deep - East Yorkshire hosts the world's only submarium, the tanks contain 3500 sea creatures including 40 sharks. The Deep was one of the most successful Millennium projects and should not be missed on your visit to Yorkshire.
Most of the council run museums in Hull are free to enter - Hull's Museum Quarter, on the High Street in the heart of the Old Town, consists of
- Wilberforce House - A museum dedicated to the life of William Wilberforce – the Hull MP who spearheaded the fight for the abolition of slavery
- Arctic Corsair - a trawler
- Hull and East Riding Museum - which contains the Hasholme Logboat (Britain's largest surviving prehistoric logboat), examples of local Roman mosaic, and a huge resident Mammoth!
- Streetlife and Transport Museum, clamber onboard trams and coaches or wander around the old shops in this delightful museum.
Other museums and visitor attractions in Hull include the Ferens Art Gallery, the Maritime Museum, the Spurn Lightship and the Yorkshire Water Museum. The Fish Trail leads its followers through old and new sections of the city, following a wide variety of sea life engraved in the pavement.
The Old Town & Marina
This area of Hull has seen major regeneration and now is home to many excellent restaurants and eateries, an art gallery and and open air venue Zebedee's Yard that hosts events throughout the year from screening, concerts or the Hull Street Food Nights. On a summer's evening sit out by the Marina and take in the view.
Entertainment in Hull
The city has two main theatres, the Hull New Theatre, which features musicals, opera, ballet, drama, children's shows and pantomime. The Hull Truck Theatre is a smaller independent theatre and between them we have a great range of shows and concerts. Hull City Hall has an extensive programme of concerts and musical events across the year aa does the new Hull Arena. The city has a rich nightlife with numerous nightclubs, restaurants, characterful hostelries and a casino. Feren's art gallery is free to enter and has had some wonderful exhibitions in recent years - Hockney - Warhol - Da Vinci - The Turner prize 2017
You can book a facinating walking tour of Hull Old Town at the Tourist Information Centre, they cost less than £5 per person - a great way to spend half a day. You can also follow the Fish Trail, a variety of sea life is engraved into the pavements and the trail leads its followers through old and new sections of the city.
Ideal family accommodation This was our 2nd visit to Broadgate Farm, this time we stayed in the cart house which was very well equipped just as the high barn was last year. The... read moreMrsgoggins1403/06/19
Perfect, just perfect We hired both High Barn and Foldyard which, used together enabled our family of 12 (13 including the dog) to have our annual holiday together. It’s never easy to... read moreJulia M.03/06/19
Fantastic Holiday We stayed in lovely Foldyard a 2 bedroom Barn, it was very cosy with a lovely friendly atmosphere. The furnishings were all to a very high standard and really clean.... read moreAmanda J.29/05/19
An excellent place to stay with friends. We hired four of the cottages for 3 nights to accommodate guests at my son's wedding. The facilities were superb, everybody was thrilled with their cottage. They were... read morePathfinder55120223/05/19
Gorgeous Cottage, perfect for a mini break The cottage was a brilliant place for me and my family to have a mini break at the end of the bank holiday. It was a very comfortable, relaxing cottage,... read moreCodl3029/04/19
What a treat! Accommodation in this part of the world was limited for the dates we wanted so we treated ourselves to a short break in the Cart House. Could have moved in!... read morewowfactor23/04/19
The perfect location for a retreat These cottages are beautiful. The attention to detail and consideration loving put into each individual cottage is outstanding. Everything is of high quality and there is nothing that has... read moreMariaChi-Ki21/04/19
Diamond Wedding celebration weekend From our arrival on Friday evening to our leaving on Monday morning everything was perfect. Our family had two cottages, the large Cart House with 4 bedrooms and The... read moreCarolLRhodes19/04/19
Beautiful cottages in a beautiful location We arrived at Broadgate Farm later than planned due to bad traffic, however on arrival we found the 'The Stables' straight away and were able to access the property without... read moreAbby R.11/04/19
Amazing Cottage We stayed as part of a large group for mum and dad’s 60th wedding anniversary. There was plenty of room for all of our large group ranging from 4... read moreRichard C.11/04/19
60th family celebration 13 of us ranging in age from 8 months to 78 years stayed in high Barn to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. The house was fantastically equipped (we self catered... read moreMazkirk11/04/19
Outstanding! This was our second stay in the Stables and I think our 7th or 8th stay at Broadgate Farm Cottages over the last 10 years.What can I say that I... read moreLouiseB22525/02/19
Excellent We cannot recommend Bradgate Farm highly enough, we are a family of five and have stayed four times over the last couple of years and it's excellent, we have stayed... read moreEmma C.12/01/19
New Year with friends This is our 3rd visit to Broadgate and again it did not disappoint, a lovely welcome was made when we arrived and thehouse felt very festive. The attention to detail... read moreKellyBrighouse08/01/19
Family Get Together We love this place and have visited 3 times so far and each time have stayed in the CART HOUSE with 2 bedrooms, It is luxurious, spacious, very well... read moreStoryteller73028518/12/18