Kingston upon Hull
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Kingston upon Hull is the third largest seaport in England. The city is at the meeting of the Hull and Humber rivers and dates back to the 12th century when it was founded by Cistercian monks.
The port of Hull was a major point of entry for wool from Australia and New Zealand which was supplied to the wool mills of West Yorkshire and mill towns like Huddersfield. It was also a whaling center evidenced by exhibits in the Town Docks Museum near Queen Victoria Square, but the economy of Hull grew with its docks as still is the case today.
The old part of Hull has all but been consumed by the growing city. The oldest building is the Church of the Holy Trinity dating to the 14th century. The Transport and Archaeology Museum on High Street has on display an ancient boat found near Hull more than 1,000 years old. Relics of Captain Cook can be seen at Trinity House adjacent to Whitefriargate which is home to the Guild of Pilots.
Kingston upon Hull An online guide. Introduction, information, links, photos.
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