It’s that time of year again when nervous 17 and 18-year-olds across the country are handed that daunting envelope that basically holds the key to your future. I can’t believe that was a whole five years ago for me. In fact, I still surprise myself when I tell people that I’ve been graduated over a year now.
I knew that the University of Hull was the right choice for me as soon as I stepped foot on campus. The friendly vibe, the beautiful buildings and the cheap beer suited me down to a tee. If you’re considering going through Clearing to find a place that suits you, here’s why you should take a closer look at Hull.
Tucked away in the corner of the newly refurbished Trinity Indoor Market is the charming Tea Shop. Owned by the lovely Marion Ring, this loose leaf emporium is jam-packed full of glass jars, each storing a different aromatic blend.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Poorboy Boutique in Hull, ever since I visited their little two-story shop on Newland Avenue. They then moved to a bigger premises in Princes Quay Shopping Centre; it was during this time that I featured them in my Guide to Vintage Shopping in Hull.
Nestled in the heart of Yorkshire, Harrogate is the ideal place to go for a weekend of relaxation, or an afternoon of retail therapy. This picturesque spa town was popular among Edwardian and Victorian high society and has continued to be a top tourist spot ever since. I recently visited the town for a couple of days, so thought I’d share my best finds with you.
Just a short train ride from both York and Hull, Beverley is the perfect escape from the bustling city. The historic market town is full of cute cobbled streets, yummy eateries and tonnes of character.
I’ve rounded up some of the best bits of Beverley, from the cultural hotspots to traditional sweet shops and quirky pubs.