Hull is rich with history, and the Blue Plaque Trail highlights many of the key spots that you should explore if you want to learn more about the city’s heritage.
With the first plaque having been put up to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, there are now over 30 plaques to find on the trail. Befitting of the strong maritime roots that Hull has, the distinctive designs have a nautical appearance with their gold ropework rim and inner circle. Although not all of them are completely blue, searching high and low for them will make for an enjoyable afternoon for participants of all ages.
Starting at Paragon Interchange you’ll find the first blue plaque. This is a tribute to three of Hull’s most famous musical talents, Mick Ronson, Mick “Woody” Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder of the Spiders From Mars.
You will then travel through the city centre, taking in some of the city’s remarkable architecture, and onto the characterful Old Town and vibrant Fruit Market. From trying to spot England’s smallest window through to the unmissable, imposing architecture of Hull Minster, you will take in all of Hull’s most famous sights finishing back at Trinity House in the heart of the Old Town.
Whether you decide to spend time discovering more about the stops that interest you, take in a watering hole or two, or just find all the plaques as quickly as possible, there is no right or wrong way to complete the trail.