THE CITY OF HULL

An un­likely hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion

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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.

The Spurn Light­ship at Hull Marina. Pic­ture by Neil Holmes.

This ho­tel is just five miles from Hull’s cen­tre which has been named as the UK’s City of Cul­ture for 2017.

From Hull to Ho Chi Minh and from Manch­ester to the Mal­dives.

Derek James takes a look at hol­i­days around the world to suit most pock­ets in the year ahead.

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