Hull was given a Royal Charter by Edward I in 1299, Kings-town upon Hull (more commonly known as Kingston Upon Hull or Hull) has had a more interesting history than you probably think.
This is a city that has had:
- A royal battery
- The second largest arsenal back in the 16th Century
- A claim to fame over being the place where the English Civil War started
- One of the most bombed cities in the second world war
- John Prescott and, more importantly, William Wilberforce.
- Hull has a unique history and a unique culture.
Tourist attractions include The Historic Old Town and Museum Quarter, The Deep (Aquarium) and Hull Marina, The Ferens Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum.
There is plenty to see and do in Hull and there are more exciting projects to come.
As a massive rugby league town, Hull has two teams. Hull FC (West Side of the River Hull) and Hull Kingston Rovers (East Side of the River Hull). Derby days are particularly exciting and create a citywide buzz.
Hull also has a football team, Hull City.
Location and Connectivity
Situated on the north bank of the River Humber, Hull has excellent transport links within the city and to other parts of the UK and Europe. The A63/M62 is the main West/East link in the north of England and provides Hull with excellent access to millions of people within a 1-2 hour drive.
Hull Trains operate a clean and efficient service to London.
P & O offer ferries to The Netherlands and Humberside Airport has numerous flight paths throughout Europe.
Hull is a front runner of digital connectivity in the UK, offering residents and businesses opportunities that others in the UK do not have.
After the downturn of the economy in the 1970’s due to the issues with the fishing industry, Hull went through some rough times. Excitingly though, things have changed and now Hull is now part of an exciting and long-term regeneration. Hull was the UK City of Culture in 2007 and has benefitted from over £220 million of new investment into the city centre.
There are long term plans for renewable energy production in the Humberside region. Siemens have a wind turbine manufacturing plant on the outskirts of the city and the coast to the east has one of the largest offshore wind turbine farms in the UK.
With a long-term plan and a strategic vision both at a local and national level, there will always be opportunities in Hull.