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Welcome to the port city of Kingston upon Hull! Hull is situated in Yorkshire, in north-east England. The city lies on the River Hull, and has a population of over 250,000. Historically, Hull was a thriving whaling and fishing port. It is also the birthplace of William Wilberforce, who played an influencial role in the abolition of the slave trade in the 19th century. More recently, in 2013, Hull was awarded the UK city of culture for 2017!
GETTING TO HULL
Humberside Airport (HUY) is 15 miles from Hull, welcoming limited domestic and European flights . Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA) is 70 miles from Hull and offers more options. If you are travelling by bus or train, Hull has a combined bus and rail hub called the Hull Paragon Interchange, which is located in the city centre. (TIP: Another option for international students is to fly to Manchester Airport (MAN) or London Heathrow (LHW) and connect to Hull by bus or train).
GETTING AROUND HULL
Public transport in Hull consists mainly of an extensive bus system, which operates within the city and surrounding suburbs. Stagecoach is the main provider of buses, and in general the system is inexpensive and reliable. Hull is a very cycle-friendly city, and the local council has provided cycle lanes, so many students walk or cycle.
EATING IN HULL
Restaurants in Hull coming soon.
GOING OUT IN HULL
Nightlife in Hull coming soon.
THINGS TO DO IN HULL
Hull has plenty of attractions to keep you busy. Spend a few hours in the Hull Maritime Museum or the Wilberforce House, visit the Streetlife Museum of Transport, or enjoy a show at the Hull Truck Theatre. If you are a sports fan there is both 'Premier League' football and 'Super League' rugby league at the KC Stadium. For the more energetic, enjoy a run or a cycle through the streets and parks of the city, and why not venture out to see the very impressive Humber Bridge, which is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world!
SHOPPING IN HULL
Hull has a fantastic reputation for excellent shopping. Some of the most popular streets in the city centre include Whitefriargate, King Edward Street and Carr Lane, where you will find a mixture of high street retailers and independent shops. The city has a number of shopping malls. The main three are the Prospect Centre, St Stephen's and Princes Quay. Hull also has a number of interesting local markets, including the Walton Street market, which is held twice a week, close to the KC Stadium.
STUDYING IN HULL
Hull is home to the University of Hull. For more info. on studying here, please visit the university section of the website.
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