Attractions Nearby Hull, Day Trips and Excursions

(Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK)

Picture of South Bay at ScarboroughBy using either you car or the East Riding of Yorkshire's comprehensive network of public transport, the attractions outside of Kingston Upon Hull can be quite tempting at times, being highly suited to day trips. Many tourists enjoy brief excursions from Hull, visiting the northerly towns of Beverley, Watton and Driffield.

The market town of Driffield is just 35 km / 22 miles to the north of Hull and home to the renowned Driffield Showground, where many major Yorkshire events are staged each summer. Also to the north are the popular seaside attractions of Bridlington, Filey, Flamborough, Hornsea and Scarborough, while the stunning coastline of Withernsea also warrants a deserved mention.

Different view of Scarborough's South Bay area

General Information

At only a little more than 70 km / 43 miles to the north-west of Hull, the city of York is steeped in Viking heritage and such a high number of quality attractions that you could easily spend an entire holiday here, exploring its ancient city walls and marvelling at the towering York Minster. Travel further west from York and you will reach the city of Leeds and the spa town of Harrogate, with both of these two destinations being around an hour and a quarter's drive away.

On the southerly outskirts of Hull are the lively towns of Grimsby and Scunthorpe, the city of Lincoln, and the serene seaside resort of Spurn Point, while to the south-west are the cities of Sheffield and Manchester. The attractions within Sheffield are some 106 km / 66 miles away from Hull and include the Don Valley International Stadium, the Sheffield Ski Village / Adventure Mountain and the Norfolk Heritage Trail. In Manchester, roughly 154 km / 96 miles away, the Castlefield area is one of the biggest attractions in the city and is known for being the former site of the ancient Roman settlement Mamucium, being edged by towering walls from the 16th century.