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The small city of Hull in Yorkshire, also known as Kingston upon Hull, has more to it than what meets the eye. It was named the UK's Capital of Culture in 2017. It was initially named Wyke under the hamlet of Myton, then it was required by King Edward I who gave it its current name in 1299. The name is believed to have come either from the Scandinavian word 'Vik' that means inlet or a word from Saxon Wic that means dwelling place or 'refuge'. The city is home to multiple highly-acclaimed universities that attract international students from all over the world.
Hull is a port city in East Yorkshire situated in the Humber Estuary next to the famous Humber Bridge. It's only 200 miles from Edinburgh and London, a 100 miles from Manchester, and an hour's drive to York and Leeds.
The influence of the Gulf Stream makes the city have a mild latitude, but the weather is usually very changeable from day to another. It's sunnier and drier than areas in the British Isles, but it's colder in the winter than inland areas, so make sure you have your heavy jacket and socks. The warmest month is typically July and August where the temperature reaches 34.4 °C while the coldest month is January where there could be an occurrence of snow and the temperature could reach −11.1 °C.
The city of Hull doesn't fail to impress those who visit with its charming landmarks and fun activities. The Hull Maritime Museum and the Museum Quarter is one of the most famous places in Hull and a must-visit. It depicts the city's history and culture with paintings, models, and equipment. If you want to extend your historical exploration of the city, then don't miss out on the Historic High Street and Wilberforce House with its 18th and 19th centuries exhibits. Taking a stroll on the iconic Humber Bridge, the second-longest suspension bridge in the world, is a great way to enjoy a sunny afternoon and some great views. Another place you shouldn't skip on visiting is "The Deep" which is an aquarium designed in the shape of a submarine with 33 feet of it buried underground. The Holy Trinity Church is one of the most important landmarks in Hull and is considered the largest parish church in the UK according to Guinness World Records. If you feel like appreciating nature, East Park is the perfect place for a picnic, and you can visit the animal compound with deer, wallabies, rheas, and peacocks.
Hull is one of the most popular student destinations in the UK for its academic excellence. The University of Hull is one of the best universities in Hull and has the Hull York Medical School in cooperation with the University of York. Hull College is another highly-acclaimed educational institution that provides further and higher education courses. ONCAMPUS Hull, Wyke Sixth Form College and Hymers College are also some of the high-quality institutions in the city.
The transport system in Hull is extensive and gives you easy access to anywhere you want to go. You can make daily journeys to places in Europe using the cruise liners and take one of the Hull trains to get you to the capital in no time. The Paragon Interchange includes both buses and trains that will take you anywhere in the UK. If you're at Hull University, click here to know the latest offers for students on transport.
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