Yorkshire Net Guide to East Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Wolds and East Coast
Rolling hills, high cliffs, and traditional seaside
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.
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
Inland from the Humber the coastal plains of Holderness give way to the Vale
of York, with the Wolds uplands as backdrop.
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.