Minster bells chiming in the distance. The salts of Bempton cliffs blowing gently in the wind. Hockney’s wolds not far on the horizon. Our home is just the spot from which to discover the very best of East Yorkshire. Hop on your bike. Lace up your boots. Dip your toes. We’ve puffins and guillemots, a white rabbit, red bricks, poets, artists, and oodles of history…

  • The Yorkshire Wolds - Hockney's Inspiration
    The Yorkshire Wolds - Hockney's Inspiration
  • The Yorkshire Wolds - Hockney's Inspiration
    The Yorkshire Wolds - Hockney's Inspiration
    In celebration of Hockney we have a collection of some rare catalogues and articles in the Library Bar which give a unique insight into his lifelong connection with the region and it’s landscapes. Discover the rolling chalk hills, dry valleys and red-brick villages of the Wolds. Take our 'Secret's Out' booklet and journey through landscapes so familiar to us and an inspiration to David Hockney. Perhaps start from Warter (Hockney's 'Bigger Trees') through Thixendale ('Three Trees near Thixendale') to Millington ('A Larger Valley'). Millington was one of Hockney's favourites and, as a family, we spent many happy hours in Millington Woods so we endorse David Hockney's view wholeheartedly! Onwards up to Huggate, the highest village on the Wolds ("Huggate's St Mary's Church Spire'), down through 'Garrowby Hill', 'Bugthorpe Valley' and see if you can discover 'Wheat Field near Fridaythorpe' before heading to 'The Road to York through Thixendale'. According to Art Historian Nikolaus Pevsner " a perfect example of an estate village". On to discover 'Tracks Into Wheat Field Near Langtoft', 'Puddle Near Kilham' and revel in the now famous 'Woldgate Woods' before ending with a coffee in Bridlington Old Town.
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  • Walks
    Walks
  • Walks
    Walks
    Follow in the footsteps of rebels on the Pilgrimage of Grace heritage trail, cross the magnificent Humber Bridge, discover the landscape around Huggate before relaxing on its poetry bench, explore the hidden dry valleys around Fridaythorpe, find the lost village of Wharram Percy or head out to search the rock pools of Filey Brigg before enjoying fish and chips (of course!) For more than 250 walks exploring East Yorkshire search for 'Find Walks' on www.walkingtheriding.co.uk And for some great short walks have a look at www.top10trails.com
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  • Wildlife
    Wildlife
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife
    Bempton Cliffs boasts the largest colony of gannets, adorable puffins, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes. Visit the Living Seas Centre and search for whales and dolphins. Inland the Wolds attract curlews, barn owls, red kites and hares, whilst the chalk streams are home to otters, water voles and kingfishers.
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  • Beverley and its Minster
    Beverley and its Minster
  • Beverley and its Minster
    Beverley and its Minster
    The Minster, St Mary's Church (spot the White rabbit), Georgian architecture, cobbled streets, markets, the Westwood, Beverley Races and Jazz, Folk, Literature, Puppet and Food Festivals. Beverley has a thriving culture!
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  • Seabird Cruises
    Seabird Cruises
  • Seabird Cruises
    Seabird Cruises
    From April onwards the spectacular chalk cliffs of Bempton, Flamborough and Bridlington become home to 250,000 seabirds.The RSPB host some wonderful cruises including a puffin and gannet cruise or a skua and shearwater cruise. All trips leave Bridlington's North Pier. Take a hamper!
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  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Cycling
    Cycling
    We have plenty of great cycle routes on our doorstep, or you might like to explore Cropton Forest or Dalby Forest with trails from 2 - 17 miles and a choice of bike hire. If you get carried away, head off on the 170 mile Way of the Roses coast to coast route - but make sure you come back to us! All of the 'Big Skies' Bike Rides - a selection of circular day rides between 17 and 24 miles - can be downloaded from www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com To explore the Yorkshire Wolds, plan your routes by visiting www.cycleyorkshirewolds.com Where's my bike?????
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  • Historic Houses and Gardens
    Historic Houses and Gardens
  • Historic Houses and Gardens
    Historic Houses and Gardens
    We have fabulous houses and gardens around us, including Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens, Sledmere House (Sledmere village was a favourite of David Hockney) Burton Constable Hall, an Elizabethan gem with fine art and furniture, woodland and parkland and the Scampston Estate with gardens designed by Piet Oudolf.
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  • Hull City of Culture
    Hull City of Culture
  • Hull City of Culture
    Hull City of Culture
    Explore the City where Philip Larkin spent most of his working life. The life size bronze statue of him in Hull's Central Train Station with inscriptions of Larkins poems in the floor space around is breathtaking. Visit Wilberforce House Museum, birthplace of the slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce, the Maritime Museum, Hull Truck Theatre, The Deep, the Humber Bridge, Ferens Art Gallery, and don't miss the extraordinarily successful Freedom Festival.
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  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens
    Sewerby Hall and Gardens
  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens
    Sewerby Hall and Gardens
    Opened by Amy Johnson in 1936 (the first female pilot to fly alone to Australia) and set in 50 acres of stunning parkland with woodland trails, a zoo and cliff top path giving access to the Sewerby Steps leading to rock pools on the beach and visiting wading birds. Happy memories for our family.
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  • Hornsea Mere
    Hornsea Mere
  • Hornsea Mere
    Hornsea Mere
    Yorkshire's largest freshwater lake offers sailing, rowing, fishing and motor boat trips. From the viewing hide look for migrating osprey or listen for reed and sedge warblers in the spring. In theautumn/winter spot gulls, pink footed geese, goldeneye, whooper swan and Slavonian geese.
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  • Danes Dyke
    Danes Dyke
  • Danes Dyke
    Danes Dyke
    Don your boots! Explore the most extensive area of woodland on the Flamborough Headland, attracting breeding and overwintering birds and swooping bats on a warm summer evening. The Dyke is prehistoric in origin and the woodland stunningly beautiful. Lots of family picnics here over many years.
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  • Flamborough Head Lighthouse
    Flamborough Head Lighthouse
  • Flamborough Head Lighthouse
    Flamborough Head Lighthouse
    The lighthouse is located on Flamborough Head with spectacular views of Bridlington Bay and the Heritage Coast. For the best views, you can climb the 119 steps to the top!
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  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing
    Hornsea Mere, at 2 miles long, is Yorkshire's largest natural lake and offers a great day's fishing. You might just catch a pike! Fossehill Lakes nearby have 5 stocked lakes or you could head out on the seas on a day fishing trip leaving Bridlington on the Yorkshire Lass.
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  • Golf
    Golf
  • Golf
    Golf
    Purchase a 'Golf Passport' and play on our premium courses; Hainsworth Park, Hornsea, Driffield and Beverly, or relish the cliff top views of the North Sea at Filey or Flamborough Head. Not forgetting Hull, Bridlington and many more - spend a week with us and explore them all.
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  • Hampers and Packed Lunches
    Hampers and Packed Lunches
  • Hampers and Packed Lunches
    Hampers and Packed Lunches
    Wherever you are heading, take a hamper (complete with picnic blanket) or packed lunch with you. Our hampers contain: Halsham Ham and seed mustard sandwiches • Staal's Smoked Salmon, lemon and crushed pepper sandwiches • Wensleydale Cheese and Tea Loaf • Flaky Pastry Sausage Rolls • Cheese Straws • Pipers Crisps • Bottle of Blue Keld Water • Honey Flapjack• Rich Chocolate Brownie• Apple, Satsuma and Banana... £15 per person If you would like to add a bottle of wine or champagne to your hamper, just let us know
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