The rolling landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds chalky uplands ends at the high cliffs of Flamborough Head. South of Flamborough lie the resorts of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea with their sandy beaches and fishing traditions.
The long coastline with its seabird colonies extends to the continually shifting exposed landscape of Spurn Head at the mouth of the Humber estuary. The wide river then leads past the city of Hull and under the Humber Bridge to the port of Goole.
Inland from the Humber the coastal plains of Holderness give way to the Vale of York, with the Wolds uplands as backdrop. One of Yorkshire's great long distance walks, the Yorkshire Wolds Way is a National Trail running 79 miles from Hessle to Filey through landscape that inspired David Hockney.
You will find pretty villages and unspoilt market towns such as Beverley, Driffield, Howden, Market Weighton and Pocklington.
Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest stately homes. Famous as the setting for the TV adaptation of Bridehead Revisited, the grand house and gardens are open to the public. Ancient churches include the landmark of Beverley Minster, Howden Minster and the massive Patrington church. Visitors are welcome at historic houses such as Burton Agnes, Burton Constable and Sledmere, and gardens at Burnby and Sewerby.
David Hockney has created a number of his paintings in different seasons around the East Yorkshire countryside. There is now an Art Trail in the Yorkshire Wolds, following the locations of Hockney's paintings and taking in Bridlington, Kilham, Sledmere, Langtoft and Warter.
The flowering lanes and unspoilt villages of the Yorkshire Wolds and Howardian Hills are quiet corners of deepest rural England.
On the Humber estuary is maritime Hull, with its long deep-sea fishing tradition and now a leading port and gateway to Europe. Further inland is the port of Goole, whilst the natural beauties of Spurn Head shelter the estuary from the open North Sea.
Two small apartments located in York City centre, within walking distance of many attractions. Apartment 1, sleeping 3 and apartment 2, sleeping 5 are ideal for short breaks. There are plenty of things to see and do in the historic city of York.
Self-catering holiday homes to rent just 5 miles from York City centre, a great base from which to enjoy both York attractions and the surrounding countryside. Murton Grange offers 7 Cottages and a traditional farmhouse building, ideal for small party short breaks or large group accommodation.
The Brush & Boot B&B is ideally set within the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are numerous walks from the door, including the Centenary Way and a pleasant walk to baroque mansion, Castle Howard. Pickering and historic York are both within half an hours drive. Pet friendly.
Three newly developed cottages which each sleep up to 8 guests. All three make an ideal base from which to enjoy York City Centre attractions, yet located in a country area. Great for large group accommodation.
At Villa Farm there are 7 cottages which sleep 2 to 18 guests separately and up to 76 people in total with exclusive use of the site. Situated less than 4 miles from York City Centre in shared grounds with beautiful pond, the holiday cottages make an ideal luxury base for a York break, family reunion or group holiday.
A Yorkshire welcome awaits at our 200 year old red brick farmhouse bed and breakfast on our working farm in lovely countryside 7 miles east of the historic city of York.
Murton Grange Farmhouse provides a large self-catering holiday cottage in the rural part of York City. It sleeps up to 14 and can be rented from just 1 night, ideal for team building events, special birthdays, family or friends reunions, hen or stag parties or York Races accommodation.
Sand le Mere is an award-winning holiday park near Withernsea on the East Yorkshire coast. There are wonderful new facilities and accommodation across the park, with highlights including a new leisure complex with indoor pool, entertainments lounge, adventure playgrounds and a fishing lake.
Hall Farm B&B is close to Castle Howard and 10 miles from the historic city of York. Your host is a fully qualified chef and offers delicious, locally sourced breakfasts and dinners by prior agreement. Ideally located for Ebor Way and Centenary Way walkers, as well as a base for Le Tour in Yorkshire 2014.
The Farthings is a charming 4-star Victorian family Guest House, with individually decorated rooms and award winning bed and breakfast. It is ideally situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, with a short walk to the famous walls and York City centre with Minster, Shambles shopping street and the train station.
Luxury self-catering accommodation making a great cottage holiday base in peaceful village for outdoor activities and touring Castle Howard, historic York, Yorkshire's heritage coast, North York Moors and Dales. Features woodland setting, heated marble floors, garden and free internet access.
2 large apartments located in York City centre, within walking distance of many attractions. Apartment 3 and 4, sleeping 8 are ideal for family and friends reunions, girls and lad's city weekends and York Races accommodation. Visit York attractions and museums and sample York's pubs, restaurants and night life.
Six apartments located at Peter Warehouse in York City Centre, within walking distance of attractions. Sleeping small or large parties, the apartments are ideal for city weekend breaks, hen or stag parties. Families and children are welcome however we recommend midweek rather than weekend bookings for such parties.
Villa Farm York offers a wedding venue and luxury holiday cottage accommodation that is unique, flexible and incredible value. The 7 large cottages are set in 15 acres of grounds, sleep between 10 and 15 each and up to 76 when booked together. The wedding venue is set in 6 acres of private, beautiful gardens.
Saxford Barn, is a large converted barn just 4 miles north of York, sleeping up to 12 people in a mix of double, twin and single rooms with ample parking for 5 cars. It has excellent modern facilities and is ideal for large groups on the doorstep of all York attractions.
This Day Trip from York takes you to the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including Aysgarth Falls, Arncliffe, Pateley Bridge and the award-winning Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre in Hawes
Visit our exciting, interactive dinosaur museum. Highlights include a Tyrannosaurus rex skull, Triceratops bones you can touch and our unique Dinosaur Sound Box.
Based near York, the Activity Centre covers 34 acres and includes purpose built embankments, an exciting off-road driving course with steep gradients, water gullies and mud swamps.
We offer a night of history and mystery. A thought provoking evening of fun drama to capture the imagination and inspire the mind. We promise a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic of our Ancient City through the real art of storytelling.
Burton Constable makes a brilliant family day out in East Yorkshire with lots to see and do. As well as acres of parkland to explore, this country-house museum is filled with fine furniture, paintings, sculpture, fossils, natural history specimens and an important collection of scientific instruments.
Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape.
To be found in peaceful North Yorkshire, the Walled Garden is a stunningly beautiful contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Open to the public for the first time in 2004, people visit from all over the world and it has been received with great acclaim.
There is something about the charm of Sledmere which has captivated visitors for over 200 years.Carefully designed by Sir Christopher Sykes 2nd Baronet and nurtured by successive generations, this very special place brings new devotees every year.
Journey back to Viking-age York. Faithfully recreated following twenty years of archaeological research. Special exhibitions complete the experience.
The National Railway Museum in York and Shildon is home to the UK's national rail collection. Includes museum visitor info, events, exhibitions and collections
Perhaps one of York's best kept secrets is this fascinating Museum situated in York's tallest and most impressive Medieval Gatehouse - Monk Bar.
Experience life as a Victorian. Walk down cobbled streets and peer through the windows of shops long gone. Take a journey through six hundred years of everyday life. Welcome to the award winning York Castle Museum.
The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial.
Walk in the footsteps of Romans. See beasts turned to stone and discover a land pillaged by Vikings. Journey back over 1,000 years. Welcome to the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, one of England's first and finest.