We know a place…
Hull was celebrated as the UK’s City of Culture in 2017, which saw more than £1 billion invested in its infrastructure and over £110 million invested in hotels and venues.
Hull is a maritime city with a vibrant conference scene and a warm friendly welcome. Its waterfront has a lively cosmopolitan feel, fuelled by popular restaurants around an impressive marina.
Its historic old town features venues plenty, from fascinating museums to magnificent civic halls, ideal for giving international delegates a flavour of Olde England.
Outside the city centre, the picturesque towns, villages, historic houses and countryside of East Yorkshire provide a serene backdrop with plenty of wow factor.
It was these Yorkshire Wolds and East Yorkshire heritage coast that inspired both artist David Hockney’s most celebrated work, and JRR Tolkien to write his classic masterpieces.
Hull is situated on England’s East Coast. The city has its own train operator Hull Trains, plus a small international airport just 30 minutes drive from the city centre.
Three nearby airports served by low-cost airlines:
Humberside airport has three daily direct flights to Schipol Airport in Amsterdam and is 30 minutes from Hull.
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport is an hour from Hull. Routes from European destinations including Turkey, Croatia, Corfu and Spain fly direct.
Leeds Bradford Airport is 90 minutes from Hull. It serves Northern Ireland and the south of England, along with many European destinations.
With a selection of up to 14 weekly ferry crossings, the port of Hull connects England with Holland and Belgium. P&O Ferries operate overnight crossings from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge, which take around 13 hours.
Hull Trains operate daily services between London King’s Cross (adjacent to St Pancras International) and Hull with a journey time of around two hours, 30 minutes.
From the west, the TransPennine Express runs every hour from major cities including Manchester, York and Sheffield.
From the M62 in the west, the A1 from the south, and the A1 and M62 from Scotland.
Wind energy and renewable
The world’s largest offshore wind farm is located 120km off the East Yorkshire coast.
Hornsea Project One consists of 174 Siemens Gamesa turbines. It’s the size of more than 58,000 football pitches and each turbine is 190-metres tall and manufactured in Siemens’ factory in Hull.
The wind farm is a joint venture between Ørsted, a global leader in offshore wind, and Global Infrastructure Partners.
Ports and logistics
Hull University Logistics Institute is a world-renowned centre for research, education and expertise in logistics and supply chain management. It is a leader in applied logistics research and industry outreach programmes, both national and international.
The Port of Hull meanwhile boasts the UK’s first fully enclosed cargo handling facility for weather-sensitive cargoes. The Siemens Gamesa terminal offers a huge range of port logistics solutions, from deep-water berths, storage and heavy-lift marine operations to a full turnkey service for win-farm and vessel operators transporting offshore loads to the North Sea.
Coastal and environmental
The Deep has been successful in breeding and culturing a number of species housed within the aquarium, contributing to crucial European breeding programmes.
While the University’s research includes understanding how the earth is responding to climate change, developing miniaturised platforms for chemical synthesis, plus environmental analysis.
Where to stay
Whether its quality accommodation with waterfront views, city-centre hotels or boutique serviced apartments, Hull has 2651 rooms to suit every requirement.
|4* hotels||363 bedrooms|
|3* and under propoerties||788 bedrooms|
|Other (student accommodation / home sharing)||1,500 bedrooms|
There’s a great selection of venues across Hull and East Yorkshire, ranging from traditional grandeur and country splendour, to unusual and quirky.
“You’re only here for the culture” is one of the more unusual football chants sung by Hull City football fans but typifies the huge range of cultural incentives available. If groups require more than the culture, there’s plenty of alternative ideas on offer as well.