New Homes in Kingston upon Hull
Lying on the northern shore of the Humber, Kingston upon Hull is a port city on the coast of East England. The 2017 UK City of Culture is an ever-improving place to buy a new home, with houses in Hull close to Scunthorpe and Grimsby. The East Riding of Yorkshire city is also only an hour’s drive from Leeds and York.
Whether you’re exploring other parts of Yorkshire or staying close to home, this is an area with a lot to offer. You can discover more about this vibrant city below, and browse our latest developments near Hull too.
With its distinctive cream phone boxes and waterfront views, Kingston upon Hull is steeped in maritime heritage and home to a revitalised arts and culture scene. When buying a new home in Kingston upon Hull you’ll be able to enjoy city life whilst being moments away from the coast and countryside. Situated in the East Riding of Yorkshire just north of the Humber Estuary, the city is surrounded by rolling hills with the beaches of the North Sea coast just a few miles away.
Arts and Culture
Named UK City of Culture 2017, Hull has a rich heritage of arts and culture with a strong theatrical tradition. Located in the cobbled streets of the charming Old Town district, Hull’s Museum Quarter boasts several free museums and art galleries including the Hull Truck Theatre, Ferens Art Gallery, the Maritime Museum and the only Museum of Club Culture in the world. To celebrate local artistic talent and the city’s historic contribution to the cause of freedom, Hull plays host to the annual Freedom Festival showcasing theatre, dance, music, poetry, visual arts and comedy.
Shopping and Entertainment
For retail therapy, head to the city’s mix of high street shops, designer stores, small independent retailers and vintage markets. The historic Fruit market is Hull’s latest shopping attraction. This recently revived area is thriving with new creative and cultural venues, live music, boutique markets and fine dining. The market is next to Hull Marina, home to the city’s pleasure crafts, yachts and the Spurn Lightship Museum. If you’re interested in sea life pay a visit to The Deep, the world’s first “submarium”, home to over 3,500 fish and a colony of penguins.
Kingston upon Hull Transport Links
With good transport links by road, rail and air, Hull is easily accessible from many of the UK’s major cities. The main gateway into the city is the M62/A63 with links to York 41 miles, Leeds 61 miles and Manchester 96 miles. The Hull Paragon Interchange is home to the city’s bus and train stations. The railway is networked with services running directly from to London’s Kings Cross, Stevenage, Grantham and Doncaster.
The nearest airport is Humberside, 20 miles away in Lincolnshire. Doncaster Airport in South Yorkshire is 48 miles away from Hull City Centre. Further afield are Leeds Bradford International, 70miles, and Manchester International Airport 114 miles away.
Once the UK’s third largest port, after Liverpool and London, Hull is linked by ferries from the city’s King George Dock, just 3 miles from the City Centre. Since 2001, luxury overnight ferry services have run to and from Rotterdam in Holland and Zeebrugge in Belgium every day, allowing for easy access to the continent.
Help to Buy Hull
In Hull you can take advantage of Help to Buy Yorkshire & the Humber if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy Yorkshire & the Humber page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.