Day 1. Hull – UK City of Culture

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Hull is a port city in East Yorkshire, northern England, located on the north bank of the Humber estuary. It was awarded the title of UK City of Culture in 2017 and I was interested to visit the city to take a look at its cultural attractions for myself and discover if the accolade was deserved.

Untitled Hull Paragon station concourse

To make the most of our weekend in Hull we left home early and arrived into the city’s Paragon railway station shortly before lunchtime. Brightly coloured banners along the station concourse proudly proclaimed the city’s cultural status and I was excited to begin exploring Hull as it was a city I was unfamiliar with.

Untitled Bronze statue of the poet Philip Larkin

Standing proudly on the station concourse we spotted a 7ft (2.1m) bronze statue in honour of the famous poet Philip Larkin who lived in Hull for over 30 years…

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