Dear Hull in print,
I'm writing to say thank you for the opportunity to see Hull from a tourist's perspective. You just don't realise what a lot Hull has to offer until you do something like this, and I'd recommend it to anyone without hesitation.
We began our weekend with a delicious meal in The Mission pub, and after that we had a stroll around the market, which we haven't been to in quite a while. The market brought back fond memories and we'll definitely visit more often, because the choice of goods was excellent and the prices better than in many shops.
Next we went to the Ferens Art Gallery where it was good to see so many other visitors having a look around. We'll definitely be visiting there more often too.
Later that afternoon we checked into the Holiday Inn Express on Ferensway where the rooms were surprisingly large, with modern furnishings and really nice bathrooms. I thought they might be noisy, especially the ones overlooking Ferensway, but that wasn't the case at all. The double glazing was obviously very good! We even had a choice of firm or soft pillows!
In the early evening we had a meal in the hotel restaurant where the staff were attentive and friendly. I understand the restaurant is open to non residents and I shall definitely be visiting again. In my opinion it's a hidden gem!
Later that evening (feeling rather full) we strolled across to Hull Truck Theatre to see Wuthering Heights which was an excellent production, with the five actors all giving great performances.
On a bright and sunny Sunday morning we had breakfast in the hotel where I was surprised at the variety on offer. We were sorry to have to leave so soon.
Then it was over to the Tourist Information Centre to meet our tour guide for a walk around the old town. We saw areas we were familiar with but had forgotten such as Prince Street with it's lovely old houses, and some places we weren't aware of such as the Maister House on High Street. We'll definitely be going back there for a look at the staircase inside.
And there our weekend ended. We all agreed that it really felt as if we'd been on holiday, despite never leaving our home town. And we still had tickets left for The Deep.