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The Fish Trail © Neil Holmes
The Fish Trail © Neil Holmes
The Fish Trail © Neil Holmes

Fish Trail

Hull City Hall Box Office, Queen Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RQ

2 hours+

Hull has several trails which will help you see the city in a different way and discover areas you never knew existed. One of the most renowned is the Fish Trail, which is unsurprising when you consider the city’s rich fishing and maritime heritage.

This unique piece of public art sees explorers search for 41 fish across the city centre, taking in the picturesque Old Town and thriving Fruit Market. The trail starts just outside the City Hall Ticket office, where you can collect a map, and finishes at the top of Whitefriargate. If you’re successful in scouting out all the fish, then make sure to head back to City Hall to collect a certificate.

Created by artist Gordon Young in 1992, the fish represented are all life-size, from a school of 36 tiny anchovies to a 10ft ray overlooking Victoria Pier. You might also spot Young's sense of humour coming through with the location of a few of the fish. In particular, the shark outside a former bank and the electric eel outside an electrical substation.

This impressive, family-friendly trail will see you take in everything from the big landmarks to peculiar back alleys you may have otherwise missed.

Details

Hull City Hall Box Office,
Queen Victoria Square,
Hull

HU1 3RQ