Disclaimer: While we would not knowingly include any accommodation which we would not be prepared to try ourselves, inclusion on here should not be taken by the reader as our endorsement of that accommodation, and of course any venues are subject to change or closure. If anyone has any problems, or suggestions for other places, please let us know. Please ensure you check with the venue and book before setting off.


There is no official campsite and there are no urban campsites in Hull. There are some sites within reasonable distance served by public transport into Hull.

Manor Farm Thearne Lane, Woodmansey, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 OSA is a small Camping and Caravan Club site that lies on the major bus route between Hull and Beverley. No dogs allowed as it is a working smallholding, but horses welcome by arrangement.
The site is about 200 yards from a garden centre with café and is half a mile from the excellent Ship Inn, Dunswell, and the long-established China Red Restaurant. About a mile to the North is the Warton Arms.

Spring Valley HU12 8TU (North of where Google puts you!) Looks a fairly primitive sort of site about 8 miles east of Hull. Good pubs under a mile’s staggering distance in either direction. EYMS bus service 277 passes the site, with the last bus from Hull city centre at 11.20pm on Saturday nights.

Ashbradell HU12 9ET. Looks a fairly primitive sort of site about 9 miles east of Hull. Served by the EYMS 76 bus from Hull.

Burton Constable HU11 4PG. Attached to the stately home. More for the Glampers. 9 miles east of Hull. Also served (with short walk) by EYMS bus 277 (see Spring Valley).

Butt Farm HU17 8PJ. Close to the Morrisons store in Beverley, near the road in from York (1079) and about 10 miles from both the Humber Bridge and Hull city centre. It is about 2km from Beverley centre and easily walked or cycled. It is served by the X46 bus from Hull, Beverley and York. If you are taking in Beverley, this town is noted for its pubs and its famous Minster and has a rail connection to Hull and Scarborough.

The Rancher, Barton Upon Humber. 10 miles from Hull on the Lincolnshire side of the Humber Bridge, and requires £1.50 bridge toll each way, but has the advantage of being on the way in.


Modern icons of Hull as the new Premier Inn is framed by the massive Tidal Barrier.
Modern icons of Hull as the new Premier Inn is framed by the massive Tidal Barrier.

Most of the large hotel chains are represented in Hull city centre, including the Ibis, Premier Inn, Campanile, Travelodge and the very well-located Holiday Inn on the Marina. The Cornmill Hotel, just over a mile from the city centre, has recently reopened after a major refurbishment (it had stood neglected for quite a few years).

If you prefer a more traditional hotel, the Whittington & Cat is right beside the Railway Dock arm of Hull Marina and offers rooms from £40.

The Alexandra Hotel, which can be seen on your right as you enter Hull over the Daltry Street Flyover, next to Smith & Nephew, offers B&B from £20. In the days of the fishing industry it was a well-known hostelry. Parking is in nearby streets, is but it is well served by buses and about half a mile walk from the festival sites.

The Ship Inn at Dunswell is a folk-friendly pub with accommodation and good parking about 6 miles north of Hull centre, but with good daytime and reasonable evening public transport links.

Hotel occupancy in the city is at an all-time high, owing to the interest in City of Culture events, so if you are planning to book accommodation, you MUST do it at your earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

For more information, see www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com/hull/places-to-stay.aspx

A celebration of folk heritage on September 23, 2017