Welcome to Hull
Its designation as UK City of Culture in 2017 has given the town a massive confidence boost, and redevelopment of its waterfront and Old Town has sparked a minor cultural flowering, particularly in the Fruit Market district around Humber St, where derelict buildings have been reclaimed as artists' studios and cool cafes and bars have flourished. Watch out: Hull is getting hip.
Though its modern centre isn't going to win prizes for prettiness, Hull's old cobbled Georgian enclave is an under-the-radar delight. Other attractions include fascinating museums, Philip Larkin heritage (the poet lived here) and an excellent aquarium – finally, the city is emerging as a great-value tourist destination.