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Kingston upon Hull Travel Guide: 298 reviews and 499 photos
Hull is a changing city. Thanks to heavy bombing in WWII, frankly awful subsequent town planning and the decline of the fishing industry the city was in a pretty sorry state up until the 1990's.
Finally regional development money started trickling through, city planners got their act together whilst commerce and government clicked that they had shockingly under-resourced area right under their noses. Battling against the stigma of a truly awful reputation (think the UK's perceived version of Detroit) the positive public/private partnership redevelopments and self-belief has taken a while to get going but now I can confidently say that Hull in the grand scheme of things is becoming a pretty decent city, and a afternoon or a couple of days here really isn't as grim a prospect as you may have once thought.
- Pros:The Deep, KC Stadium, Humber Bridge, pace of redevelopment, cost of living
- Cons:Local accent, embarrasing state of rail/bus station, insular mentality of some locals
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