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Also known simply as 'Hull', Kingston-upon-Hull is a town in Yorkshire, on the northern shore of Humber Harbor. The city has been an important center for maritime trading and commerce since being founded by King Edward in 1299. It was named 'British Culture City' in 2017 and is known as the place where the famous English poet Philip Larkin lived. It was the 2nd most damaged city by airstrikes in World War II, however rich Victorian civilian architecture has survived and provides an attractive atmosphere along with some magnificent museums.

Despite there being much that is reminiscent of the Middle Ages, there is no characteristic large cathedral in the city. The Church of the Holy Trinity from the 14th century, however, is absolutely beautiful, and is one of the most interesting buildings in the city along with Hull University, which was founded in 1927. The city is vibrant due to the young university population, and is somewhere you can find art and history everywhere with free museums and art galleries. There’s a collection of archeological objects that go as far back as the geological origins of the city until 1000AD in the Museum of East Riding, which is located in the museum quarter, fishing and naval equipment and objects at the Maritime Museum, old trams and horse drawn carriages at the Streetlife Metro Transport Museum. You can also visit the home of William Wilberforce who was known for his struggle against slavery. There’s also Humber Bridge, opened in 1981. It’s the second longest suspension bridge in the world, and there’s a pedestrian section where you can view the cityscape from up above. The walking trail that starts from the bridge and ends at Oakham is called the Viking Way and it’s a great way to see the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Britain’s largest aquarium is also here; you can see sharks and all manner of fish in the 'Deep'. Hull's largest open space is East Park, where you can meet hundreds of birds and animals and walk in magnificent landscaped gardens.

The closest airport to Hull is the Humberside Airport. The distance between the airport and the city is approximately 20 kilometers and you can get to Hull by taking a taxi or car rental.

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