The place that inspired some of the most iconic images by artist, David Hockney (as well as many poets, writers, photographers, film makers, it’s easy to understand why the Yorkshire Wolds are a source of such inspiration when you take in its wide-open spaces, vast views, breath-taking landscapes and stunning wildlife.
The outstanding Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail has been inspiring visitors for more than 40 years. This 79-mile trail (127km) National Trail, from Hessle to Filey provides memorable experiences along a route of chalk landscapes with hidden dry valleys, stunning field top views and an abundance of wildlife, thriving market towns and ancient villages
Boasting some of the most tranquil and gentle countryside in England, the Yorkshire Wolds Way can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone looking to take pleasure from the great outdoors.
Hornsea located on Yorkshire’s beautiful East coast, with its Blue Flag beach, quaint promenade and towering Victorian folly, Hornsea is a quintessential British seaside resort.
Once well known for its pottery production, the town is now home to Yorkshire’s largest freshwater lake which boasts over 250 species of birds.
This pretty town also marks the eastern end of the Trans Pennine Trail, so if you fancy tackling the scenic 215 mile walk, cycle ride or pony trek, this will be your finishing line or simply take a leisurely stroll and enjoy a picnic lunch.
For such a small town, Hornsea boasts plenty of interesting local history. The award-winning Hornsea Folk Museum is full of interactive displays and the largest collection of Hornsea Pottery in the world.
Burton Constable Hall, an Elizabethan mansion set in 300 acres of parkland, is also a fascinating place to spend an afternoon as is Wassand Hall a large Regency House which has been in one family ownership since 1520 and enjoys beautiful walled gardens, woodland walk and half-mile park walk with views of Hornsea Mere which belongs to the Estate.
Visit Hornsea in July to join the annual carnival, with stalls, rides and a brilliant fireworks display.
Beverley is a pretty market town, a prominent feature is the historic and attractive place of worship, Beverley Minster. Beverley is the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire. The town centre is located 27 miles south-east of York’s centre and 15 miles north-west of City of Hull.
It’s an incredibly interesting, historic market town. Possessing it’s very own Minster (like York) and historic town centre, Beverley is a very pretty town which is full of wow factor for visitors.
There’s plenty to see and do, and some of the most famous pubs and restaurants in Yorkshire, at a slightly slower pace than you’ll find in a city. With the fabulous Yorkshire Wolds on your doorstep, and the East Yorkshire coast within easy reach too, Beverley is an excellent base for a Yorkshire tour.
You’ll find something interesting around every corner in Beverley, a town full of charm. Put this one on your list for your next trip to Yorkshire.
Exploring the coast
- Fraisthorpe 10 miles
- Filey 25 miles
- Hornsea 6 miles
- Bridlington 14 miles
- Mappleton 9 miles
- Flamborough and Bempton Cliffs – RSPB 20 miles
- Cayton Bay – good for surfing 29 miles
- Scarborough 32 miles Surf Scool
- Whitby 54 miles
- Robin Hoods Bay 42 miles
- Ravenscar 40 miles
- North York Moors National Park 35 miles
- Beverley 9 miles
- Hull 15 miles
- Malton 30 miles food capital of the North
- City of York 39 miles
- Helmsley 45 miles
- Thirsk 57 miles
- Leeds 67 miles
- Harrogate 62 miles
Airports / Railway
- Leeds Bradford Airport 68 miles
- York Railway Mainline Station 39 miles
- London to Kings Cross 2 hours
- Hull Station 16 miles