The Area

Our top Five are;
1. The Yorkshire Wolds (indicated in yellow) Walk or drive, admire the landscape, enjoy the peace or try and spot trees painted by David Hockney. Not, you should understand, that the trees themselves have been painted. Borrow our catalogue of the “Bigger Picture” exhibition at the Royal Academy if you like to help with your hunt.

york York. 20 miles away, drive there or take the bus. York is a Roman Viking, Norman, Medieval, Georgian modern City. A top town.

beverley Beverley. East Riding of Yorkshires County town and only 8 miles away Start at North Bar and walk through the town to the Minster. Stop, if you are inclined, at the White Horse (Nellies) to marvel at the gaslit gloom.

coast The Yorkshire coast is outstanding, Try;
  • Spurn Point if the sea hasn’t washed it away. Atmospheric and home to Britain’s only permanently staffed, professional lifeboat station. Visit and you will understand why.
  • Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs, the white cliffs of Yorkshireand sea birds by the thousand. On a good day you could reach out and grab a puffin.
  • Ravenscar is dramatic and a bit weird.
  • Scarborough is a surfers paradise if you can withstand an easterly, and all in all, rather a grand town.
  • Robin Hoods Bay is as good as Clovelly
  • Whitby, it’s a mystery that Count Dracula and Captain Cook ever left. Best way to get there is the steam train from Pickering.
hull Hull and the Humber Bridge. It’s free to walk across the Bridge and Hull may surprise you. Try the Old Town, Wilberforce ‘s House, the Deep and the waterfront.

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