With mixed feelings of trepidation, anticipation and excitement fourteen bewildered adventurers boarded the coach for Hull with the common question of; why are we doing this? Why Hull? First stop Sandal Castle, where we were amazed to find a renegade member who’d recently returned to live in her native Yorkshire but was missing us already (as we miss her)!
First impressions of Hull were encouraging and quickly confirmed by our tour guide Paul who took us on a fascinating tour of the old town. After a comfortable night in a lovely private hotel, Northern Rail whisked us away to Beverley for the day, a delightful small town packed with historic sights and excellent hostelries for lunch!
Tired but happy, over dinner and the odd glass of wine we exchanged experiences (one of our group couldn’t resist being a magistrate) and plans for the next day. Thursday and the sun enticed a few of us to walk down to the docks prior to visiting three extraordinary museums whilst others chose the award winning aquarium.
Our return journey was broken by a walk through Yorkshire Sculpture Park where temperatures varied dramatically between a cold wind and sheltered sun traps! Yet another excuse for afternoon tea!
Will we go again? Everyone of us agreed that ‘ull is an amazing city and well worth another visit. Friendly, quiet, clean and interesting we recommend it wholeheartedly for a weekend break, particularly for an evening in the bars and restaurants around the marina area but leave plenty of time for the East Riding Museum.