Hessle is a town in East Yorkshire, England, neighbouring the city of Kingston-upon-Hull. It is notable for its ancient church, thought to be over a thousand years old, and the Humber Bridge, formerly the longest suspension bridge in the world.
From Hull: East Riding Motor Services (EYMS) run regular buses from Hull Paragon Interchange bus station to Hessle Square.
From Lincolnshire: The town can be accessed through the Humber Bridge, which is open to both road and pedestrian traffic. (Tolls apply for road vehicles)
From the West: The town can be reached via various turn-offs from the A63/M62 motorway. The postcode for Hessle is HU13.
By Rail: Some local services stop at Hessle train station. Others (such as TransPennine Express and Hull Trains services) do not.
The town lacks significant tourist attractions. Most people visit to see the Humber Bridge, which is best viewed from the estuary foreshore. Parking is available on the foreshore itself and above at the Humber Bridge "visitor centre" on Ferriby Road, which in reality is a small tourist information office based within a portakabin. Work on a new state-of-the-art visitor centre, complete with a glass lift up to the top of the bridge's north tower, is expected to start in 2017.
The Country Park Inn on the foreshore is a very highly-regarded restaurant on the foreshore, which boasts panoramic views of the Humber Bridge and the wider estuary. Those on a budget may want to try Home Farm, a Brewer's Fayre chain pub, or the Marquis of Granby pub in the square.
There is a Premier Inn hotel adjacent to the Home Farm restaurant on Ferriby Road, to the west of the town.