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Kingston upon Hull Travel Guide: 337 reviews and 590 photos

An evolving city...

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.

To Hull and back... (ahem)

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 and Cons
  • 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
  • In a nutshell:This is a city to watch - remember when Bilbao was a just backwater...
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