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East Yorkshire, the Wolds and 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 from 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.

You will find pretty villages and unspoilt market towns such as Beverley, Driffield, Howden, Market Weighton and Pocklington. 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.

The flowering lanes and unspoilt villages of the Yorkshire Wolds and Howardian Hills are quiet corners of deepest rural England.

Bempton Cliffs, Flamborough Head Yorkshire Wolds, Poppy Fields
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