Walk: Hull’s Wilberforce Trail

in Hull

The Wilberforce Trail in Hull explores the politician’s fascinating past, from his early life and politics to his passionate campaign against the slave trade.

The Route

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  • Start Point: Wilberforce House
  • Finish Point: Wilberforce Statue Queens Gardens
  • Distance: 1 Miles

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Walk Description

The Wilberforce Trail is a walking route through the cobbled streets of Hull’s Old Town, taking in places associated with the life of the city’s most famous Member of Parliament, the politician and anti-slave trade campaigner William Wilberforce.

Wilberforce was born in Hull in 1759 – at a time when the city was northeast England’s leading port – and made his name as a powerful advocate for the abolition of slavery. Ceramic markers guide you from the grand Georgian house where he was born to the Wilberforce Monument overlooking Queen’s Gardens.

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