Discover the regions maritime heritage, starting on the banks of the Humber Estuary in the busy port of Hull. The Humber ports region accounts for nearly a quarter of all the sea bound trade into the UK. Hull, once home to a thriving fishing industry, has now all but disappeared, gone but not forgotten. Follow the fish trail that visits hull’s cultural and historic background, take a look in the old Town docks museum to recount tales of daring whaling expeditions or take a bit of retail therapy – a shopping centre on stilts in the old princes quay. Stop off for a coffee on your way to the upmarket marina that joins the Trans Pennine Trail on the waterfront. Why not stop for an ice cream at the old harbour pier, once the home to the Humber ferry. A little further along lies the world famous and stunning visitor attraction “The Deep”, an extraordinary interactive journey into the world oceans – the world’s first and only ‘submarium’. If you still have time, visit the charming cobbled streets of the old town which houses the Museums quarter containing 3 great museums together. Take a guided walk around the Arctic Corsair and listen to tales of deep sea peril from yesteryear. Whilst in Hull, it would be a crime not to visit the Humber Bridge, a showcase of British engineering and sight to behold. At 1220min length in-between its 500m high columns, it held the world record as the longest single bridge for over 20 years. A marvel not to be missed.
Bridlington is the quintessential English seaside town resort, but there is more to Bridlington than candy floss and donkey rides. Not surprisingly it has a glorious maritime past and an active working harbour, discover its seafaring past in the Harbour museum or take the maritime trail and explore its rich history. From award winning beaches to great sheets of jagged rock emerging from the North Sea, explore the Jurassic cliff top walks or meander around the rock pools below. For those with real sea legs, hop on a charter for a real fishing experience, alternatively take the Northern Belle pleasure cruise and see the fabulous Bempton Cliffs colony of seabirds.
Day 1: Arrive Hull, day at leisure to explore the town and Deep
Day 2: Follow the Trans Pennine Trail from the town to the Humber Bridge. Stay at the Country Park Inn and discover the Humber Bridge country park in the afternoon. Alternatively a short walk into Hessle town for the bus or train back to Hull.
Day 3: Transfer to Bridlington – day at leisure to explore
Day 4: Walk to Sewerby Hall, stopping off at Bondville mini village – then explore Dane’s dyke on foot before returning to Bridlington.
Day 5: Depart
Accommodation is Bed & Breakfast as there are many restaurants to choose from in both locations. Due to the large selection of accommodation, customers may wish to upgrade to a higher specification.
Extra days can be added to this holiday or can be shortened to a weekend break in either destination.
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