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This East Yorkshire port city, surrounded by the Humber Estuary and suburban towns, sits in an isolated spot—but don't write it off just yet: the best things to do in Hull will thoroughly entertain you.
The town's reign as UK City of Culture 2017, along with millions of pounds of investment, has given Hull a fresh lease on life, sweeping away any assumptions of it as a post-industrial, forgotten place.
The accolade didn’t just catalyze the arrival of a tonne of great new arts events, it also highlighted the city's best and most enduring qualities. This is a coastal town with a fascinating history (the English civil war started here), a shining literary heritage (Larkin, Stevie Smith, Andrew Marvell and Andrew Motion all have connections to Hull), a thriving music scene, quirky independent shops, eccentric pubs and an abundance of locally rooted art. Write it off at your peril. Now, g’on have a skeg.
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