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Living And Working In Hull

Hull is a maritime city located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, approximately 155 miles north of London and is situated on the north bank of the Humber Estuary. Some of the nearest towns and cities include Beverley, Grimsby and Scunthorpe with York being only forty miles from Hull.
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Joanna Clare
Content Manager
Published on
August 10, 2023

Hull is a maritime city located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, approximately 155 miles north of London and is situated on the north bank of the Humber Estuary. Some of the nearest towns and cities include Beverley, Grimsby and Scunthorpe with York being only forty miles from Hull.  The nearest airport is Humberside Airport which is approximately 20 miles away and other nearby airports include Leeds Bradford Airport and Doncaster Sheffield Airport ~ both of which are around an hours drive.

Hull, which is also known as Kingston upon Hull, has a rich history dating back over seven hundred years. Being close to the sea, the port has played an important part over the centuries, especially trading in lead, grain and wool in the earlier years. It is interesting to note that it is said that the entire Civil War was said to be started here! By the end of the eighteenth century, Hull was the biggest whaling port in the country and became a major fishing centre alongside ship building and shipowning.

With the creation of the Humber Bridge in the last century, it extended the existing port. The Port of Hull continues to operate today and deals with some of the world's largest ferries. Port, logistics and transport sectors are thriving as are other key sectors in the city of Hull including advanced manufacturing, construction, food manufacturing, healthcare and medical, education and business administration and support services. 

Hull has also seen considerable growth in digital, technology, renewable energy and pharmaceuticals over the past few years.There are also plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurship and small businesses in the city.

Hull, the UK’s first ‘fibre city’, has formed ambitious plans and is extremely forward thinking with a huge amount of continued investment. The city’s economic strategy is fully focused on its people and their city and all that makes them thrive, prosper and excel.

Hull has so much to offer everyone and was named as the UK City of Culture in 2017. A  few examples of the city’s attractions are the waterfront Marina which is surrounded by Hull’s creative and colourful Fruit Market with a variety of shops, bars, restaurants and venues. The superb theatres attract some of the best entertainment from around the UK. The Deep is a large award-winning aquarium, Hull Minster is a beautiful building for which construction began in 1300 and the Streetlife Museum of Transport offers two hundred years of transport experience by stepping into the past.

Hull, which boasts several beautiful green spaces, is an affordable city with some really fantastic homes whether you wish to overlook the estuary or live in a period home in one of the leafy suburbs ~ there are also some beautiful villages just outside of the city itself.

The region is home to some stunning landscapes with rolling hills, beautiful woodlands and over fifty miles of wonderful heritage coastline. This unique blend makes Hull a very attractive option in which to live and work.

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