8 interesting facts about Hull
If you are looking for interesting facts about Hull, look no further, it is a fascinating place. Read our 8 amazing facts and let us know if you agree:
- The boiled sweet was first invented in Hull, which is also the birthplace of the following medical treatments: Lemsip, Bonjela and Gaviscon.
- The official name is Kingston upon Hull, but everyone refers to it as Hull and the people from the city are called “Hullensians”
- Two famous Hullensians were William Wilberforce who led the movement to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire, and Amy Johnson who was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia.
- As for Hull’s industry, it is home to the Humber Ports which is the largest port complex in the UK. It handles over 90 million tonnes of cargo and over one million passengers a year!
- Hull also has the world’s only submarium called the Deep. Things don’t get much more exclusive than that.
- If you are looking for fun activities, Hull’s fair is the largest travelling fair in Europe and one of the oldest too boasting a 700th anniversary in 1993! The fair stops in Hull for one week every October and really is an amazing experience.
- For a more cultural aspect of the city, Hullhas been called the most poetic city in England, and has been home to poets such as Philip Larkin and Andrew Marvell.
- Hull is City of Culture for 2017 so you can expect some very exciting and thrilling cultural activities coming up.
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