Hull, or Kingston upon Hull to bestow its full name, is a major port on the tidal Humber estuary. Fishing, petro-chemicals and general trade brought Hull to become the third busiest port in the UK in the seventies, and its strength is now in softwood products and it is the only passenger port on the Humber, with daily links to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. The cityís Wilberforce Museum is located in the house where anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce was born. To the east of Hull is Holderness, the flat, fertile peninsula leading to Spurn Head. A bird observatory is situated there, recording the passage of migratory and resident birds.
A popular resort further north is Hornsea, Boasting the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire, Hornsea Mere, it was also home to Hornsea Pottery, popular in the 1960s and 70s, which ceased operations in 2008. It was once home to smugglers, but now boasts a Freeport Shopping Village and facilities for visitors.
A larger resort is nearby Bridlington which nestles at the end of a sandy beach in the lee of the striking Flamborough Head. The headland is an 8 mile chalk promontory, with two towers, a modern automatic lighthouse, and a beacon tower dating from 1673.
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