There are many good reasons to visit the UK's City of Culture for 2017. With activities to amuse adults and children alike, whatever your interests, Hull – as the city is known to locals - is a great base from which to explore the rest of East Yorkshire and its beautiful coastline. Kingston upon Hull lies on the River Hull, hence the city's name, and it's on this river that the city meets the Humber estuary. Hull has a fascinating history. City status was granted by Edward 1st in 1299, and since then, Hull has been an important, though often underrated city. Hull played a role in the English Civil War and the colonial history, being the home city of William Wilberforce, who was a leading figure in the abolition of the slave trade and MP for Hull in the late 18th century. As a port, Hull’s economy was built around fishing and whaling, but it is tourism and leisure that now make up a significant percentage of the city’s economy, though the city remains a busy port and ferry terminal. Major employees include the University of Hull, BP, and Smith and Nephew. In recent years, the town has benefited from numerous regeneration projects and what better way to explore the changes and developments throughout the city than by renting a car from Enterprise at 104 Holderness Way.