Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve

These 400ft tall cragy chalk cliffs afford one of the best places to observe nesting sea birds in the UK. You can see guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars, herring gulls, shag, puffins and gannets. Many other migrant species also pass off-shore. Grey seal and porpoise can often be seen in the sea around this area. Best visited from April to July.

Opening times: all year, Mar-Oct, daily 10-5. Nov-Dec 9.30-4pm
Location: Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF
Tel: 01262 422212
Image Credit: Northern Gannet in flight by annca (CC0)

Burnby Hall Gardens

Exquisite Victorian style gardens, covering some nine acres, with two large lakes hosting a magnificent collection of hardy water lilies. Other features include winter heather beds, a rock garden, spring and summer bedding and a woodland area. Sunday band concerts and other events through the season.

Opening times: Mar to Oct, daily 10am to 5.30pm - Admission Charge
Location: 33 The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF - Tel: 01759 307125
Facilities: Parking, café, shop, picnic area

Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall

A grand red brick Elizabethan mansion, built between 1598 and 1610, and set in beautiful grounds. It was famed for its unique bow windows, virtually unknown elsewhere during this period. The house contains fine furnishings, collected over four centuries by one family, including a fine collection of modern impressionist paintings and works by Cezanne and Matisse. Among its most prized possessions are the world-famous carved over-mantels, including an oak panel illustrating 'The Dance of Death'. An ornate marble and alabaster chimney piece (in the Great Hall) is crowded with fine figures; all by 15th-c Italian artists.

The hall is surrounded by immaculate lawns, with clipped topiary, and an award-winning walled garden (shown above) containing a maze, potager, interesting jungle garden and thousands of varied plant species, including national collections of campanula and geraniums. There is also a lovely woodland walk, a picnic area and a children's playground.

Opening times: Hall & Gardens: Apr-Oct, daily 11-5 - Admission Charge
Location: Estate Office, Burton Agnes - YO25 0ND - Tel: 01262 490324
Facilities: Parking, café, picnic area
Image Credit: Christopher Hall (CC2)

Burton Agnes Manor House

A rare and well-preserved example of a Norman house. Some of the original Norman architectural features can still be seen, but most the building was encased in brick during the 17th and 18th century.

Run by English Heritage. Note: The nearby Burton Agnes Hall is privately owned but still open to the public (see above).

Opening times: Mar~Oct, daily 11-5 - Free Entry
Location: YO25 0ND - Tel: 0870 333 1181
Facilities: Parking.

Burton Constable Hall

A handsome Elizabethan mansion built in 1570, one of many built in this area of the Wolds. The interior was remodeled in the 18th-c. and contains a collection of paintings, prints, drawings, sporting guns, sculptures and fine furniture, including a Chippendale room. There is also a unique collection of 18th-c. scientific instruments on display.

The formal gardens, lakes and over 200 acres of parkland were landscaped by 'Capability' Brown. The estate also hosts a series of changing events throughout the season (see website for details).

Opening times: Easter to Oct, 12.30 to 5pm (closed Fri) - Admission Charge
Location: Sproatley, HU11 4LN - Tel: 01964 562400
Facilities: Parking, café, shop, picnic area

Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Beautiful 18th century gardens and parkland backed by views of Bridlington Bay. The Georgian house contains art galleries and archaeological displays, plus an 'Amy Johnson Room' containing a collection of her trophies and mementoes. The grounds include an Orangery, walled Rose gardens and woodland walks. Regular festivals and events throughout the season. Family attractions include a Zoo, children's play area, bowls and a putting green.

Opening times: Apr to Nov, daily from 9am - Admission Charge
Location: Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA
Tel: 01262 673769

Skidby Mill & Museum of East Riding Rural Life

This four-sailed tower mill is one of the last working windmills in Yorkshire. Built in 1821, it continued working until 1966 and was fully restored in the 1970s. The museum has displays on Agriculture and aspects of rural village life.

Opening times: daily from 10am
Location: Skidby Mill, Skidby, Cottingham HU16 5TF
Tel: 01482 848405

Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Multi award winning museum that tells the story of commercial navigation on the Rivers Aire & Calder and the local canal systems. There is a large section covering the history of Goole and its busy port, where you can learn about wooden boat building and the Humber keels and sloops of Goole. Local boat trips (charges apply) provide tours around Goole Docks during weekends and holidays.

Opening times: all year Mon-Fri 9-4, Sat-Sun 10-4 (closed Xmas) - Free Entry
Location: Dutch River Side, Goole, DN14 5TB - Tel: 01405 768730
Facilities: Parking, café, shop, picnic area

Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.


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