One of the best ways to discover what’s on offer in the city is to take your time and enjoy a leisurely stroll. From the charm of the city’s Victorian arcades to the modern, iconic structure of The Deep, in Hull city centre the best of the old and the new combine.
Walking also provides an easy and cheap way of getting around on shorter journeys. As well as the network of footways and shortcuts which can make the trip quicker than driving.
There are also Public Rights of Way (PRoW) which can offer an alternative walking route in some areas of the city. Details about the Public Rights of Way can be found on the improvement plan page.
Public Rights of Way improvement plan
Self guided trails
Unfortunately the Fish Trail is currently suspended due to the city centre regeneration works meaning some of the pieces are in storage. The trail is to be reinstalled at the end of the year.
Follow that fish! Pick up a Seven Seas Fish Trail leaflet from our tourist information centre and follow an A - Z of fish swimming across Hull’s pavements, through the Old Town and down to the beautiful riverfront. Seek out the hidden shrimp, but beware of the shark basking outside a high-street bank! The young and young at heart will enjoy exploring the city by finding the fish. Forty one in total, catch them all by following Hull’s unique pavement of fish and net yourself a certificate on completion.
Few can resist glancing at a blue plaque to see what contributions buildings or their occupants have made to local history. A Guide to the City’s Heritage Plaques tells the story behind 30 distinctive plaques dotted around the Old Town.
As you wander, you will find historic hostelries and cosmopolitan café bars tucked into the streets of the Old Town. From the George Hotel, with the smallest window in the city, to Ye Olde Black Boy with its resident ghost, the best way to discover the secrets of Hull’s traditional taverns is by picking up a free copy of Hull’s Ale Trail.
You can download maps for a range of unguided walks around Hull below.