UK Travel Guide



Kingston-upon-Hull in Avon

A 200 mile journey north from London or the same distance south from Edinburgh brings one to Kingston-upon-Hull. Those arriving from the north will pass through the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds, Dales or Moors. An impressive and eye catching landmark is the Humber Bridge which links the counties of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It was completed in 1980 and at the time was the longest suspension bridge in the world which distinction is now claimed by the Akashi Bridge built by the Japanese in 1998. Kingston-upon-Hull was granted the Royal Charter in 1299 by Edward I as it was recognized then as an important port. It can also lay claim to the place from where the Civil War started as Charles I, in 1642, was refused entry into the town. Kingston-upon-Hull suffered enormous bomb damage in WWII and its once highly regarded fishing fleet has also now gone. But it still has its famous docks from which a vast amount of tonnage and passengers is transported each year. The old town houses some superb museums historic buildings and theatres.