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Town Trail, free entry

Hull Blitz Trail

Hull Blitz Trail

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Between 1939 and 1945 thousands of people across Hull were drawn into the Second World War, as soldiers, nurses, firefighters, evacuees, war workers and more. Eighty-six air raids on the city from June 1940 to March 1945 brought terror and tragedy home, to thousands more.
Discover the story of the Hull Blitz through the people and places that experienced it, using this self-guided walking trail.

You can pick up a paper trail map from Visit Hull and East Yorkshire stands across the city, including in the Hull Museums and Hull Paragon Station. We recommend collecting yours from the Tourist Information Centre, Queen Victoria Square, as this is where the tour starts!
The tour is also available to download as a PDF from, or you can download the IZITravel App to be guided around the city from your smartphone.

The route is approximately 2 miles long and should take around 1.5-2 hours, depending on your walking pace and breaks.
The trail has been created in partnership with the Hull History Centre and The Hull People’s Memorial, and generously funded by the University of Leeds.

Just outside of the reach of the trail is the Grade II listed National Picture Theatre on Beverley Road. This is rare example of a surviving building that was bombed out during the Blitz.

For more information or to request trails, please get in touch with us at

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Miles: 2


Free entry


79 Carr Lane,
Queen Victoria Square,



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Map reference: TA 096287  Lat: 53.74353 Long: -0.33948