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The Deep, Kingston-upon-Hull

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Located in a strikingly angular, sloping building at the confluence of the Hull River and the Humber estuary, The Deep serves as home to thousands of sea creatures. Although the main attractions are the seven species of shark on display, the aquarium also boasts a collection of marine life that includes rays and many other tropical fish. You can take a stab at controlling an underwater diving vessel in the aquarium’s interactive area. Plan to see The Deep and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kingston-upon-Hull itinerary maker.
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  • The largest and the best aquarium on the northen cost. Placed 10 min walk from the railway station and 5 min walk from the marine. Sharks, jacks, turtules, pinguens, jelly fish and even Nemoes))))) Ki...  more »
  • The deep is a good place to visitor for all age groups theres some great aquatic life to see and you can get a year pass so can visit plenty  more »
  • What a great day we had here. Who knew we could have so much educational fun? We even brought our own picnic! We cannot wait to come back!  more »
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  • We were really impressed with The Deep. We'd held of visiting whilst the Lagoon of Light was refurbished and I'm glad we did as it was one of the highlights. All the tanks are bright and clean, and the fish and animals all appear healthy and happy. As with all aquariums, it's the big tanks that get all the attention, but we found some of the smaller ones caught our eye - we especially enjoyed watching the jellyfish. The building itself is stunning too, and I would recommend walking along the riverfront to view it properly. We also walked into Hull as during 2017 it is the City of Culture and there are a number of installations to visit.
  • The tour were simple to follow around - so much to see and learn. Amazing for all ages. Fish were well looked after in large tanks. Food in the cafe is all home made and delicious, not too expensive either. I've visited a few times when it's been a rainy day outside and everytime I've thoroughly enjoyed. Also - great pushchair access all round.
  • We had a great few hours exploring the whole place. You start on the 3rd floor and work you way down which means you don't miss a thing. You get to see all the tanks from several angles which is good. And it's all very clear and well maintained. Lots to see and you can easily spend 3 hours + and still see more on a return visit. My one year old loved this. Seems to be well placed for all ages. You got or old! Very much worth a visit. Tickets... are for a year which is really good. Cues can be long but they go quick. No more than 20min cue. (Seems silly tho as we booked online first yet could not skip the cue)
  • It's basically an old fashioned aquarium but with only a few very very large tanks. It's cleverly laid out so it feels much bigger than it is and one admission let's you in all year. Bank holidays though have queues right out the door and full car parks.
  • Fabulous day out with our childminding group of nearly 50 people. Booking as a group was straight forward and stress free. Kids didn't stop talking about their day to their parents when they got home. Plenty to see, play area to let off steam, tanks where children could touch star fish and crabs, picnic benches inside so we didn't have to spend a fortune on food. Reasonably priced gift shop.

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A luxury or boutique hotel nestled among the town's Victorian architecture provides a scenic and convenient location. Guesthouses and rental apartments near Prince's Quay are a centrally located option with views over the water. Country inns just outside the city offer serenity and access to outdoor activities.
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