Cultural attractions

In East Yorkshire history and culture are part of the view.  Everywhere you look there are whispers of the past as well as a rich culture in the present.  


East Yorkshire's history

The historic Minster in Beverley may be the jewel in the crown but there are many beautiful historic buildings, churches, and architecture across this region. From regal stately homes, such as Burton Constable, to the Georgian architecture of Beverley and Bridlington Old Town. Discover the remnants of the region’s medieval history on Beverley’s Medieval trail, wander the cobble streets, and discover antique collections of artefacts and memorabilia of years gone by. Download the What Was Here App and follow the interesting heritage trails and compare how streets you’re standing used to look in times gone by.



Visit one or all the region’s lighthouses and take a tour to the top for panoramic views over the coastline, whilst learning of the area’s history with the sea, from smugglers in caves to daring rescues and of course Bridlington’s fishing heritage making it the largest shellfish port in Europe.


Local artists

East Yorkshire’s talented artists showcase their work in various galleries across the region, from ceramics and jewellery to print and paint. Enjoy coastal and Yorkshire Wolds paintings, created by artists such as David Hockney, or head to Robert Fuller’s Art Gallery for a unique experience as you enjoy the galleries live streamed nature camera alongside the Robert Fuller’s impressive artwork.


Theatre and entertainment

Add to that to a vibrant arts scene, music, live theatre, and creative festivals that everyone can be part of, and you can see why history and culture lovers flock here year after year. With themed weekends, comedy nights and big gigs, Bridlington Spa is a hive of entertainment, you can even take a behind the scenes tour to learn of the building’s history. Or enjoy thrilling, captivating and extremely talented performances at East Riding Theatre or Pocklington Arts Centre.


Whether you want to get to know East Yorkshire better or just enjoy the region’s heritage - one thing is certain, there’s plenty to explore!