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East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire

Places to visit

East Riding of Yorkshire

The only Riding left

Yorkshire’s East Riding is the only one left of a trio of ‘ridings’ which existed up until 1974. The North and West are gone, to be replaced by North, South and West Yorkshires. The East Riding rises up from the Hull side of the Humber estuary, until it reaches Flamborough Head. This is an impressive headland with sheer white cliffs, serving as a home to large colonies of seabirds. The area is also an Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Yorkshire’s coast
The county has plenty of beachy coast, including the seaside towns of Hornsea and Bridlington. The first of these is between the sea and a large freshwater lake called Hornsea Mere. This is also a SSSI and a SAC, and is great for watersports and fishing. The area was also known for its pottery, which has sadly gone into decline in recent years. Further north, Bridlington is a family-friendly summer beach resort. Kingston upon Hull is the largest city in the county, and was one of the few places outside London that suffered widespread bombing during WW2. It’s long ago come back from that though, and will be the 2017 UK City of Culture.

Recommended in East Riding of Yorkshire

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Hallmark Hotel Hull

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Humber Bridge from this tasteful hotel.
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The Pipe and Glass Inn

This traditional pub offers expert cooking and luxury rooms too.
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Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel

Manor house with pleasant rooms, tucked away in landscaped gardens.