Kingston upon Hull
Kingston-upon-Hull is known almost universally by its short name - Hull, just in case you can't find it. Hull is a maritime city with a history stretching back to Roman times. The port now operates across the marine spectrum with a fishing fleet, ferries, oil tankers and cargo ships calling on a regular basis.
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Hull was once the base for a whaling fleet, which seems difficult to believe in modern times when you'd have a hard time trying to find a whale in British waters. You can check out the history of whaling and the rest of the cities maritime heritage in the Maritime Museum located in Queen Victoria Square.
The marina area has recently been redeveloped and this is a great area to relax in and enjoy a meal. Around this area there are many excellent museums for you to enjoy and plenty of shops to keep you busy.
Hull is also well know for its iconic bridge across the River Humber which used to be the longest in Europe. A new attraction has stolen the crown as the cities leading attraction - this is the award winning The Deep a stunning new millennium project building that tells the story of the world's oceans. The Deep has the deepest aquarium tank in Europe and also has a glass, underwater, lift.
While Hull is not well known as a seaside resort there is some interesting parts of the coast nearby and also a beach area. See details below.
Spurn Head is a narrow bank of sand and shingle that stretches out 3 miles into the mouth of the River Humber (see below). There is a lighthouse on the far end of the bank which is disused now - which seems unfortunate but presumably everyone knows where the bank is by now!
There are good beaches at Hornsea and Withernsea to the north of Hull. Follow the A1033 east out of Hull to Withernsea - there is a beach area all the way to Bridlington 20 miles to the north.
What to see around Hull
Hull Maritime Museum - Charts Hull's maritime history including whaling and fishing exhibits - Queen Victoria Square HULL HU1 3DX
The Deep - State of the art aquarium with sharks! - Hull, HU1 4DP, United Kingdom. T: +44 (0) 1482 381000
The Museums Quarter - Five museums to choose from - situated in the Old Town area.
Spurn Head - see photo above.
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