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A Hull Gem.

This has always been a feature of Hull and a great landmark. It is amazing for it to remain in such... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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It has certainly lasted well.

From a structural and artistic point of view this statue is, in truth, rather unremarkable. I give... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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50 Market Place, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1RU, England
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We visited the city centre with friends from the northwest of the country who were staying and had never visited Hull before. We were exploring the city and showing off our heritage to them. They were impressed by the spectacle of the gilded statue of...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I wandered across this statue by accident. It is near the Minster. It was restored a few years ago and the plaque commemorates the councillors involved. Pity it does not explain the history of the statue itself! It commemorates King William of Orange.

Thank Roland D
Reviewed 20 September 2018

so like queen victoria square it is what it is its a statue but again underneath is a great example of a well preserved victorian public loo

Thank Flash C
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I visited king bill and it is a nice pub all the staff are friendly and nice to visit their with you partner

Thank Jorden S
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This has always been a feature of Hull and a great landmark. It is amazing for it to remain in such good condition and “us locals” tend to take it for granted; we should not as it is a great feature of our city.

Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 20 January 2018

From a structural and artistic point of view this statue is, in truth, rather unremarkable. I give it four stars however to reflect its beautiful colour (no pun intended) and its splendid condition in view of its age.

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Well maintained statue to commemorate William of Orange. Depending upon your political or religious views - the most favourable views are that it was to commemorate the preservation of Protestantism in the face of Catholicism. and cement the power of parliament over the whims of...More

1  Thank Ravenser
Reviewed 3 September 2017

big gold statue on the edge of the city pretty to see on way to or from old town and the museum quarter

Thank mcleodalimc
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

King William III was known as "King Billy". This impressive gold statue is located behind the Art Nouveau toilets (that are closed) in Market Place. It is also right next to the Holy Trinity Church. The statue has been around since 1734. It is amazing...More

1  Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

An impressive gilded statue of King William III that was built in 1734 yet is still in fantastic condition and has been well maintained. Try and catch a glimpse whilst the sun is out - you will need your sun glasses as the gold reflects...More

1  Thank Kelly W
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