Uncover the stories behind Hull’s Old Town

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

William Wilberforce, Civil War plotting and a fascinating maritime past make up a rich and vivid history in East Yorkshire.

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Hull’s Old Town is a hidden treasure where its cobbled High Street is surrounded by reminders of Hull’s past. Visit the “Land of Green Ginger” for the infamous plotting parlour in Ye Olde White Hart, where the English Civil War was allegedly plotted, visit the actual spot at which Charles I was refused entry to the city of Hull and swing by the nearby George Hotel to see England's smallest window.

Step further into the past in the Museums Quarter where you’ll find everything from fantastic mosaics, to over 200 years of transport history complete with a replica of a street from the early 20th century. Nearby is the home of one of Hull’s most famous sons, William Wilberforce. Visit his home and uncover the history of transatlantic slave trade and its abolition. Don’t miss the fantastic historic and real ale pubs as you tour around the Old Town. 

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