This east England city isn't often found at the top of most dream holiday lists, but for those making a venture into this lovely corner of England, to miss out on Hull would be quite a shame. An often overlooked UK region, guests to this friendly and surprising corner of the UK are greeted with typically English seaside resorts, a truly awe-inspiring coastline, endless miles of inspiring countryside and a cosmopolitan atmosphere you'll seldom find outside national capitals.
Hull today considered to be one of Yorkshire's most important and fastest-growing cities, having undergone massive regeneration over the last five years. Originally a whaling and fishing centre, modern-day Hull is now driven by a wide range of industry including chemical and healthcare, retail, tourism and a still-busy port handling over 13 million tonnes of cargo every year. Hull is also an important ferry port for visitors heading over to the continent and in particular Scandinavia.
Back in the town centre there's plenty to see and do. Located on the banks of the River Humber and with the jaw-dropping Humber Bridge on the horizon, Hull town centre is home to eight free museums, countless galleries, the incredible 'The Deep' aquarium and St. Stephen's to name just a few of the important sights. There's a thriving music and festival scene, and the nightlife is some of the most vibrant and exciting in the north of England. Hull really is a party town, with everything from smooth jazz through to pumping dance clubs. Sports fans are equally well catered for, with the iconic KC Stadium home to events and concerts all year round, and everything from speedway and sledge hockey to American Football, athletics and even pro-wrestling events to keep everyone's adrenaline levels up!
But the real gems in Hull's crown are often said to be its residents - some of the friendliest and most welcoming to be found anywhere in the UK. To the north you have an affluent, pretty town of Beverley or further along the A166 the sea side town of Bridlington. If you venture over the amazing Humber suspension bridge, you are within easy reach of the nearby fishing port of Grimsby or the equally close town of Scunthorpe.
Whether you're looking to make Hull your ideal base for trip to the Great British seaside or for a short break in its own right, it's difficult to find anywhere that offers as much genuine charm and value for money as this eclectic, vibrant and unique city.