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Life in Yorkshire

East Yorkshire

In the East of Yorkshire lies the region known as The Humber which covers the East Riding of Yorkshire plus North East Lincolnshire (and is more usually referred to as Humberside). Boasting sweeping countryside and ample coastal locations, this region offers attractive house prices and living costs, making it the perfect place to get yourself on the property ladder!

Home to the city of Hull, plus the sizeable towns of Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Beverley and Goole, career opportunities exist across the region, which is well-connected by a good transport network. Hull boasts a major rail station, a port (ideal for a weekend in Amsterdam or Bruges) plus a small airport, as well as the mighty Humber Bridge.

With its long coastline, East Yorkshire is also renowned for its great seafood. You’re guaranteed fantastic fish & chips here, especially in some of its popular seaside resorts which are great for a quick getaway on a weekend. Nearby Bridlington is a real old fashioned seaside town where you can expect to find crazy golf, arcades and old fashioned seafood stalls, as well as busloads of optimistic Yorkshire folk braving the bracing English weather to enjoy an ice cream by the sea.

Hull is the major city in the region and has a thriving student population and everything that comes along with it – great pubs, bars and clubs and the odd pound-a-pint a night. Hull has invested heavily in regeneration in recent years with a brand new city centre shopping environment, plus a vibrant quayside development centred around the award-winning attraction ‘The Deep’. Tourist attractions include the historic Old Town and Museum Quarter, Hull Marina and The Deep, a city landmark. The redevelopment of one of Hull's main thoroughfares, Ferensway, included the opening of St Stephen's Hull and the new Hull Truck Theatre. Spectator sports include Premier League football and Super League Rugby. The KCOM Stadium houses Hull City football club and Hull F.C. rugby club and The Lightstream Stadium rugby club Hull Kingston Rovers. Hull is also home to the English Premier Ice Hockey League Hull Pirates. The University of Hull was founded in 1927 and now enrolls more than 16,000 students. It is ranked among the best in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and located in the leafy Newland suburb, in the north-west of the city. In 2013, it was announced that Hull would be the 2017 UK City of Culture. In 2015 it was announced that the Ferens Art Gallery will be hosting the prestigious annual art prize, The Turner Prize, in 2017. The prize is held outside London every other year.[9]