THE CITY OF HULL
An unlikely holiday destination
It’s a question most of us are asked: Where are you going on your holidays this year? Spain, Italy, Greece, further afield ... how about Hull? I kid you not. Hull is one of the hottest UK destinations for 2017.
The historical Yorkshire city of Kingston Upon Hull is the UK’s City of Culture and it has plenty to offer.
If you are thinking about popping along to the see what all the fuss is about then an ideal place to stay is the newly-refurbished Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel.
This is a 19th century manor house nestling in a dozen acres of beautifully landscaped gardens which has been transformed into a stylish four-star property which offers a tranquil location from which to enjoy the sities and soak up the atmosphere of the UK’s latest capital of culture.
It sits in a rural village five miles from Hull’s centre and offers a heated indoor swimming pool, a spa and beauty salon, a health club and gym.
A bed and breakfast overnight stay for two costs from £ 60 for a standard double room, so it offers good value and there is plenty of free parking.
If you are tempted then click on www.mercurehull.co.uk/ for all the details.
This hotel is just five miles from Hull’s centre which has been named as the UK’s City of Culture for 2017.
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