Every year the town is home to the Driffield Show in July, one of the largest agricultural shows in Britain. The show offers plenty of interesting exhibits and competitions of many different types throughout the event. It’s an ideal day out for families. The town also has two weekly markets and an award winning farmers market that takes place one a month, offering delicious homemade and home-grown food and drink. There are plenty of smaller shops in the handsome Victorian buildings and smaller shops offering antiques, clothing and paintings from local artists.
One of the most notable buildings in the town is the 500-year-old All Saint’s Church with its landmark 110ft tower that can be seen from miles around. The church itself contains some spectacular 12th century stone carvings, Georgian chandeliers and stained glass.
Driffield is best known for it’s canal and three streams which give a great deal of character to the town and the opportunity for some brilliant walks in the Wolds countryside. The canal has attracted plenty of wildlife, and offers some great spots for bird-watching and fishing. Parts of the canal have recently been restored including the town lock, which is now an incredibly popular and photogenic spot.
The Yorkshire Wolds that surround Driffield provide peaceful walks set against the beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and picturesque villages. There are 15 circular walking trails of varying length, and are ideal for both seasoned walker and beginner alike.
Driffield has direct links to Hull, which is only a short journey by train or car. There is plenty to see and do at Hull including the Hull Marina and a vast amount of museums and art galleries scattered throughout the cobbled streets of the city. The short journey and amount of activities to do in Hull makes it a great day out from your holiday rental in Driffield.