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Hull, officially Kingston upon Hull, is a city and unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It stands on the River Hull at its junction with the Humber estuary, 25 miles (40 km) inland from the North Sea. Hull has a resident population of 256,100 (2011 est.).
The town of Hull was founded late in the 12th century. The monks of Meaux Abbey needed a port where the wool from their estates could be exported. They chose a place at the junction of the rivers Hull and Humber to build a quay.
The exact year Hull was founded is not known but it was first mentioned in 1193. It was called Wyke on Hull. Renamed Kings-town upon Hull by King Edward I in 1299, the town and city of Hull has served as market town, military supply port, a trading hub, fishing and whaling centre, and industrial metropolis.
Hull was an early theatre of battle in the English Civil Wars. Its 18th-century Member of Parliament, William Wilberforce, played a key role in the abolition of the slave trade in Britain.
The city is unique in the UK in having had a municipally owned telephone system from 1902, sporting cream, not red, telephone boxes.
After suffering heavy damage during the Second World War (the 'Hull Blitz'), Hull weathered a period of post-industrial decline, during which the city gained unfavourable results on measures of social deprivation, education and policing. During the early 21st-century spending boom (before the late 2000s recession) the city saw large amounts of new retail, commercial, housing and public service construction spending.
Established tourist attractions include the historic Old Town and Museum Quarter, Hull Marina and The Deep, a city landmark. The redevelopment of one of Hull's main thoroughfares, Ferensway, included the opening of St. Stephen's Hull and the new Hull Truck Theatre. Spectator sporting activities include Premier League football and Super League Rugby. The KC Stadium houses the Hull City football club and Hull FC rugby club and Craven Park is home to rugby club Hull Kingston Rovers. Hull is also home to the Elite Ice Hockey League Hull Stingrays.
In November 2013, it was announced that Hull had won the UK City of Culture 2017 award.
Local authority: Hull City Council
OS Grid Reference: TA100294
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1 Paragon Street
Phone 01482 223 559
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This hotel is just opposite Hull New Theatre in quiet, leafy Kingston Square. Its bright and elegant rooms offer free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms, just 5 minutes’ walk from Hull’s vibrant centre. Details...
Just a minute’s walk from Hull New Theatre on the edge of tree-lined Kingston Square, Garden Mews Hotel offers a tea room serving cakes and sandwiches. With free Wi-Fi, it is just a 5-minute walk from Hull’s central shopping. Details...
With elegant, chalet-style rooms and a European restaurant, Campanile Hotel Hull is just 1.5 miles from The Deep Aquarium. Located in the city centre, free on-site parking is also available. Details...
The Holiday Inn Express is in the centre of Hull, next to the train station and directly linked to St Stephens shopping centre. It offers well-equipped modern accommodation and free Wi-Fi. Details...
With a direct entrance to Hull's central Paragon Station, this grand, Victorian hotel is just a minute's walk from St Stephen's shopping centre. It offers free on site parking and free WiFi. Details...
Conveniently located in the centre of Hull, the Gilson Hotel boasts WiFi, a 24/7 bar, and limited free parking. Hull Railway Station is opposite the property. The en suite rooms with walk-in power shower feature a flat-screen TV with movie channels. Details...
Woodhill is a spacious, detached property in the grounds of Skidby Lakes Golf Club, overlooking the lush green fairway. The four bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, offer flexible accommodation with three doubles and a twin, one of which is on the ground floor and one of which has an additional day bed for an extra guest. Details...
Owl Cottage is a detached, brick built barn conversion cottage in the hamlet of Preston near to Hedon in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The cottage has two double bedrooms (one with an ensuite) and one twin room, which with a family bathroom makes it suitable for six people. Details...
Morleys Mews is a stylish duplex apartment in the heart of historic Beverley. There is a second floor double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and on the first floor, a cloakroom and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Details...
The New Chapel is a former Methodist chapel located in the small village of Great Hatfield, 4 miles from the seaside town of Hornsea in Yorkshire. The cottage sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms - one double with en-suite wet room and one twin (zip-link, can be king-size double on request) with en-suite wet room. Details...
The Old Chapel is a conversion of a former Methodist chapel, situated in the quiet village of Great Hatfield, 4 miles from the seaside town of Hornsea. The cottage sleeps two people in one king-size double bedroom (zip-link, can be twin with 2'6'' beds on request) with en-suite bathroom. Details...
Exhibition Cottage is a delightful, red brick barn conversion cottage in Sigglesthorne near Hornsea in North Yorkshire. The cottage offers three bedrooms, including a double room and two twin rooms. There is also a family bathroom, a ground floor shower room and the cottage can sleep up to six people. Details...