Port Location: The Port of Hull can be found on England’s east coast and is an important trading port for the inland cities of Leeds and Sheffield which can be found relatively nearby.

Transport: The port can be reached easily through a variety of methods.

If you are coming by car and from the north then get onto the M62 and leave at the A63 and head towards Hull city centre where the port will be easily located and found from there. If you are coming from the south then head for the A15 and head towards the city centre after you come off the Humber Bridge.

Bus and coaches depart the major cities and towns of the area to Hull and you can reach the port from the main coach depot by heading to the nearby St Stephen’s shopping centre and getting on a bus from there.

Description: Hull sees around 1 million passengers pass through its busy port every year and has been in operation since around the 13th century when it was an important exportation centre for the wool trade and it is currently the main port for the importation of softwood timber into the country.

Sightseeing and Excursions: If you are going on a cruise from Hull and happen to have a day spare then it is well worth seeing the city itself.

The Maister House that is found near the port is a typical representation of of a contemporary merchant’s residence and it was rebuilt back in the 1700’s to reflect this. Furthermore, you also have The Deep that is a newly built aquarium with the only under water lift in the world and it is sure to be fascinating and educational for kids and adults alike.

If you are an art lover then the Ferens Art Gallery has been going since 1927 and houses many award winning paintings and works of art from all over the world as well as some selections from British artists.

Beaches: Hull isn’t renowned for its beach life however the Hornsea Beach is close to the city (less than 15 miles) and is a recognised blue flag beach.

Shopping: The Princes Quay is your best bet for shopping in the city if you are going on cruising from Hull and has many of the outlets you would expect from the city shopping centre as well as some designer boutiques as well. Indeed it is an all round entertainment location with a state of the art cinema and restaurants and places to eat too.

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