Kingston Upon Hull, to give it its full title, is a splendidly picturesque city in Yorkshire that has had a variety of incarnations over the years. At various points it has been a market town, military supply port, a fishing and whaling centre and an industrial metropolis.
The city is known for its strong links with the world of theatre and visitors should definitely make a beeline for the Museum Quarter that boasts a whole array of cultural marvels. One of these, the Hull and East Riding Museum, boasts Britain's largest surviving prehistoric boat.
Hull also boasts another piece of trivia. It is unique in the whole of the UK as having had its own municipally owned telephone system, dating back to 1902. This meant they could choose their own colourful choice of telephone box exterior and thus Hull sports cream not red telephone boxes.