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Walking Tour of Hull

Explore the history of Kingston upon Hull with our Walk History app.

Our walking tour will guide you across Hull's Old Town to popular sites including Beverley Gate, Carmelite House, Trinity House, Old Grammar School, Hull Minster, 5 Scale Lane, Crowle House and Wilberforce House.

  • Discover why the city was strategically important to King Edward I
  • Explore medieval buildings Trinity House and 5 Scale Lane
  • Walk in the footsteps of William Wilberforce, the famous campaigner against the slave trade, to see where he lived and studied as a child
  • Marvel at the beauty of Hull Minster (formerly Holy Trinity - England's largest parish church)

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This walking tour is available on our Walk History app which is available for download and use on mobile devices.

Distance: 0.6 miles - Estimated time required: 20-40m - Media included: images & text - 8 stops

The tour provides a taster of our booklet Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City which was produced in collaboration with Hull City Council to celebrate the city in its year as UK City of Culture (2017). Written by highly-regarded Yorkshire historians David and Susan Neave, the booklet reveals some fascinating stories about this important European city.

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A busy Market Place in Kingston upon Hull, with a mounted statue of William III and Holy Trinity Church (now Hull Minster) in the background
A busy Market Place in Kingston upon Hull, with a mounted statue of William III and Holy Trinity Church (now Hull Minster) in the background © Historic England AA81/01855

The city of Kingston upon Hull has played a leading part in British commercial and political life for over 700 years. Its early history as a royal planned town can still be seen in the streets of its Old Town, and its medieval wealth can be felt in the grandeur of its parish churches.

Hull has proud stories to tell of its role in the Civil War and the Second World War; while its docks are rich in the history of international trade - in particular the trading of goods such as wool, wine, whaling, timber, coal and fish.

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