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Visit York, the Wolds and East Yorkshire

Medieval York, rolling hills, traditional seaside, and maritime heritage

The ancient capital of Yorkshire is York, one of the great cities of the medieval world. Still encircled by its ancient walls, the city is dominated by the soaring pinnacles of York Minster, the finest Gothic church in northern Europe.

From narrow streets, lively with chic cafes and specialist shops, to trips on its tree-lined river, York is a treasure house with a superb choice of museums and galleries.

The East Yorkshire coastline ranges from the golden splendour of some of Britain's finest beaches to the wavepounded rocks of the East Coast's highest cliffs at Flamborough Head. Visit the resorts of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea for the traditional English seaside.

The lovely Yorkshire Wolds are the scenic background to the coastline with rolling hills, picturesque country towns and historic houses. Enjoy the Georgian charm of Beverley and Howden. Visit Great Driffield, 'capital of the Wolds', and further west Selby, with its massive abbey.

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.

Castle Howard Poppies on the Yorkshire Wolds
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