Hull Fish Trail, East Yorkshire

In Hull, the streets are paved with fish!

Starting from the Tourist Information Centre in the City Hall in Queen Victoria Square (where you collect your much needed free map), the trail takes you through the heart of Hull’s old town, via the marina and pier, and back up through the famous Whitefriargate. 

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Kids days out Hull
Holy Trinity Church in the marketplace

 

The trail is lined with 40 different fish-themed street art and takes you past landmarks such as the Holy Trinity Church and old marketplace, the oldest pub in Hull, and Wilberforce House, the birthplace of slave trade abolitionist, William Wilberforce. 
It takes about two to three hours, or can be done in parts. You can get a map and checklist from the Tourist Information Centre (where the trail starts) and collect a certificate when you are done, all free of charge.
 
This is a city walk and while a lot of it is pedestrianised, there are the usual city hazards, such as busy roads and also watersides. 

There are plenty of places to eat at en route, or take a picnic. The best place to eat is the pier, where there is an ice-cream kiosk and some of the best retro public toilets you will ever see.

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Fish in the pier

There is a part of the route which goes through an old (but working) pub and the passageway is quite narrow so may not be accessible to wide pushchairs, but other than that, the route is very navigable.

We love the fish trail because it is free, and takes you through some fantastic parts of old Hull which are much overlooked. 

Just in case you can’t find the smallest fish art on the trail (the shrimp on High Street), this is what you are looking for. Good luck with that one!!

shrimp on high street


You can combine the trail with some of the free Hull museums, including the Ferens Art Gallery, Wilberforce House, The Streetlife museum, Hands on History, and the Hull and East Riding Museum.
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Written by Joanne Brady

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3 thoughts on “Hull Fish Trail, East Yorkshire

  1. Ooh I love a good trail. My son adored them when he was little and we were just as enthusiastic as parents – such a great way to keep the family occupied, see areas of a city you might ignore and great for encouraging children to keep walking when they might flag!

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