East Yorkshire offers so much for its visitors to do that you need a flexible choice of self-catering holiday accommodation. That's why the best way to holiday in this attractive County is by staying in holiday cottages where you can come and go as you please. East Yorkshire is a county of dramatic countryside and coastline. Its natural offerings will keep a family holiday entertained for days, and that's even before you have sampled the attractions of the city of Hull's continental-style water-front. Now a European City of Culture, Hull offers find first rate theatre, musical events and galleries, shopping, and an intoxicating city night-life.
The County itself has miles of scenic coastline and beautiful countryside with many award-winning walking and cycling trails. Check out the 79 miles of the Trans Pennine Cycle Trail or the five East Yorkshire lighthouses lighting up the 45 miles of coast between Spurn Point and Flamborough Head. Bird-watchers will love Bempton Cliffs, nesting homes to thousands of sea-birds. Explore the Yorkshire Wolds, a land of hidden valleys, stream-side picnics, stone-built villages with welcoming pubs connected by trails and cycle paths crisscrossing the beautiful countryside.
East Yorkshire beaches are wide and sandy. They give you a more relaxed walk from the traditional bucket and spade resort of Bridlington to Spurn Head at the mouth of the River Humber. This river is crossed at Hull by the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world. Other quaint and welcoming resorts worth a visit include Hornsea and Withernsea.
If the weather is likely to drive you indoors, there’s still plenty to do. Visiting grand stately homes such as Wassand Hall and Gardens on the coast near Hornsea or the magnificent Elizabethan Burton Agnes Hall or nicely preserved the medieval manor house near Driffield. Another ‘don’t miss’ is the Minster at Beverley, highly regarded as the best example of medieval gothic architecture in England.
Plan your visit to coincide with the charming Beverley Folk Festival, one of a considerable variety of enticing festivals that take place throughout the County all year round. Returning to Hull, visit the “Submarium” where dozens of sharks and thousands of assorted fish can be viewed from Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel, finishing off with a ride in the glass lift running through the 10-metre deep tank. Whatever you kind of holiday you desire in East Yorkshire - be it exploring the great outdoors, traditional seaside holidays or discovering the wonderful architecture of ifs big houses and churches, you’ll find suitable self catering accommodation the best place to stay while you get out and about.