Selby, Yorkshire Coast
Details for East Riding of Yorkshire
The East Riding of Yorkshire is a sweeping area of diverse landscape and wonderful scenery with vibrant towns and sleepy picturesque villages. Stretching south eastwards from the Vale of York the southern borders are at the Humber Estuary and marked by the imposing Humber Bridge.
To the eastern side is an area of undulating fields and sandy beaches which edge towards the North Sea. Between the two there is the Yorkshire Wolds, a vast area of chalk lands mainly used for agriculture and the area of Holderness which also borders the North Sea.
There are no industrial areas in the East Riding of Yorkshire, with history dating back to the ice age the land has always been used for farming and agriculture. Several coastal towns are
dotted along this area of designated Heritage Coast with spectacular natural landscapes at every turn. There are numerous sites of historical interest to visit, Skipsea Castle, Burton Agnes Manor House, Sewerby Hall and Fort Paull to name but a few. Skidby Windmill is a working mill which can still be seen grinding flour.
Flamborough offers a bracing and delightful walk along the cliff path towards Flamborough Head, the views and the wildlife, particularly birds, attract hundreds of visitors to the area throughout the year. A visit to Bempton Cliffs is a 'twitchers' dream, take your binoculars and you may even be lucky enough to see the puffins who reside there.
Beverley to the north of the area is a bustling market town which also has an ancient history of horse racing. The original Beverley Racecourse had its first grandstand erected as far back as 1767 and it has now become a major racing venue. Beverley also holds a number of festivals throughout the year and caters for all tastes in music, literature and also holds an annual Kite Festival.
Wherever you choose to visit in the East Riding of Yorkshire you will find plenty to occupy your time and imagination.
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