Geography of Hull
Situated in the East Coast of England, with coastline spanning from Flamborough
to Spurn Point and the Yorkshire Wolds on its doorstep, Hull is enjoys are variety
of landscapes. The Yorkshire coastline has some of the most beautiful golden
beaches, flanked by towering rocks and cliffs. The Yorkshire dales are an area
of contrast, with rolling meadows and hills, as well as dark moors.
Hull itself lies is a busy port lying at the confluence of the River Hull and
the Humber Estuary and has acted as the gateway to the heart of England since
Roman times. The city itself has a very compact lay out and many areas have
been pedestrianised, making it easy to explore by foot.
Archaeological digs are still taking place in and around the River Hull, with
recent findings showing that the River Hull was moved 80 meters to the east
between 1300 and 1800. Today, the River Hull has been tamed with the Hull Tidal
Surge Barrier, which was built in 1980, to avoid flooding in the area.
The Humber estuary is the one of the largest of its kind in Britain and although
still a major shipping thoroughfare and industrial zone, the area is alive with
wildfowl, which is now protected. The Humber is most famous for its Humber Suspension
bridge, which was built in 1981. The Humber has a shifting bed and a navigable
channel, thus a suspension bridge was chosen not to block the channel. The bridge
took 8 years to complete and is a masterpiece of engineering.
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Selection of hotels in this region:
Holiday Inn Hull Marina
Quality Hotel, Kingston-Upon-Hull
Comfort Inn, Kingston-Upon-Hull
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