East Yorkshire is so much more than the coast and the Yorkshire Wolds - although they are amazing and no one can deny that . East Yorkshire is heritage, industry and delightful town centre settings. From pretty canal walks, to towering Minsters, iconic structures and local independent businesses, immerse yourself in East Yorkshire heritage, experience life as a local and refresh your mind from the bustle of daily life. After a day of exploring East Yorkshire where do you see yourself resting, relaxing and reflecting on your day of discovery? Here’s some of our top picks to help you out.
Wolds Village is a rustic and charming B&B with an air of grandeur with luxurious four poster beds in some of the rooms. With an art gallery and shop on site, you can enjoy more of what the region has to offer, and maybe take a piece of it home with you. Located in Bainton Wolds Village is only a 10 minute drive from Driffield and an ideal location to explore the Yorkshire Wolds.
Discovering Driffield won’t leave you disappointed. Rightly titled the capital of the Wolds, Driffield is a busy market town with a variety of independent shops, and national retailers interspersed with cafe’s, restaurants and public houses. Enjoy a walk along the canal, used for leisure boats and sailing, to the neighbouring town of Nafferton, or learn more of the town’s heritage along the Town Trail. Driffield Show, held annually is also the largest one day agricultural show in the UK.
The Kilnwick Percy Golf Club and Resort has luxury lodges set in beautiful countryside. Whether you want to take in a round or two of golf, or just want to escape it all, the KP is a relaxing place to stay. Enjoy the outdoors with the cosiness of a warm, comforting lodge to lay your head after a busy day exploring. From the nature trail at the resort, to taking on a section of the Wolds Way or exploring all that Pocklington has to offer that’s only a five minute drive away, the KP is ideally situated.
Several popular walking routes, the Wilberforce Way, Wolds Way and Minster Way, all converge at Pocklington, telling of why Pocklington is also known as the ‘Gateway to the Wolds’. This pretty town is home to many independent shops and boutiques and a sense of the traditional as you’ll find the butchers, bakers and producers all in the centre. Keep an eye on the calendar at Pocklington Arts Centre to catch the big names that visit and make sure to fit in a visit to Burnby Hall and Gardens, home to an extensive and stunning collection of hardy water lilies.
Find yourself refreshed and ready to explore all that neighbouring town, Howden, has to offer, and treat yourself to a break at Saltmarshe Hall where decadence and luxury create an inviting place to stay. Step away from the every day and into a Hall that has been lovingly restored, with many traditional features still in place and a splash of contemporary elegantly thrown in. From a Yorkshire breakfast to a dreamy Afternoon Tea or even a delightful evening meal, the food is sure to enhance your stay.
Howden’s appealing town centre is one of those you simply just want to wander round soaking it all up, with the beautifully preserved Georgian town centre with narrow cobbled streets and restored buildings. Howden Minster dominates the centre, with its stunning stained glass windows and tower offering views over the town and surrounding areas. The ruins of the Minister's Chancel and Chapter House can be seen in pleasant gardens, or Howden Marsh is ideal for a quiet stroll and some wildlife spotting.
Broadgate Farm Cottages are a slice of luxury in the countryside and only a few minutes drive into the centre of Beverley itself. These cottages are a home from home and provide the perfect base to escape the everyday or explore East Yorkshire. With beautiful country views, you can’t believe how close you are to the bustle of Beverley town centre. Gather around the outdoor firepit in the evening to warm your weary feet and reflect on the day’s adventures.
The market town of Beverley is perhaps most well known for its imposing gothic Minster, however it’s abundance of listed buildings, quaint streets and picturesque market areas tell of the town’s history and heritage. Follow the town trail to learn of the town’s many trades, or follow the Elwell trail to discover Beverley’s artistic past. The town centre is a hub of independent retailers and high street names, whilst on the towns doorstep is the wide open spaces of Beverley Westwood - just don’t mind the cows.
Nestled at the foot of Garrowby Hill, at Bishop Wilton, Wolds Edge is the perfect hideaway for those looking for the peace and quiet of the countryside. These luxury lodges are superbly decorated, with their own private hot tubs and surrounded by the beautiful Wolds countryside. For an extra special stay, book the Treehouse lodge which is a lodge raised up into the trees offering seclusion and elevated views and a Yorkshire Wolds-esque safari like experience.
Just a ten minute drive away is the village of Stamford Bridge, a pleasant village based on the river Derwent. The village has a traditional English charm about it, with a dramatic history as it was the location of the 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge. Today, the village is picturesque, especially the ancient bridge, and perfect for a gentle stroll, before enjoying one of the several pubs and cafes.
Based on the foreshore, The Country Park Inn has spectacular views over the River Humber and of the impressive Humber Bridge and is surrounded by Hessle Country Park. Step away from the bustle of everyday life and stay in one of the boutique guest rooms by the water’s edge, for an extra treat book for the levitating bed for a unique experience. The Inn is also an ideal stay before commencing the Yorkshire Wolds Way, or as a base to explore the foreshore and Yorkshire Wolds.
Only a few minutes drive away is the town of Hessle, where the inviting market square is vibrant, bustling and full of independent shops. Based along the Trans Penine Trail route, the town is an ideal stop off for walkers and cyclists to take in the town’s charm and refresh in one of the many lovely cafes. After exploring the town centre, head to the foreshore for a stroll along the water’s edge and enjoy the stunning views across the Bay.
Wow, come and find yourself in East Yorkshire.