Yorkshire Day: 5 places to visit in East Yorkshire

Published: Tuesday 1st August 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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Today is Yorkshire Day, so we’ve rustled up a list of the most charming places to visit in East Yorkshire.

Flamborough Cliffs

The Head at Flamborough has one of the most significant seabird colonies in Europe. It’s a must-visit for the summer, as you can catch a glimpse of tens of thousands of breeding birds, including the monochrome Auk, plus stunning gannets and gulls.

The sheer chalk cliffs are an impressive 100-feet tall, making it the perfect nesting spot for these feathered beauties. Meanwhile, the nature reserve is also home to an assortment of rare moths and butterflies. The cliffs are the easiest place in Yorkshire to see the iconic puffins.

Image: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Beverley Guildhall

This Grade 1 listed building is often overlooked when visiting the pretty market town of Beverley. Nevertheless, it has a long and fascinating history.

In the sixteenth century, the structure was purchased by the local leaders and it has been in civic use ever since.

Nowadays, the elegant space is used for ceremonies, as well as housing the Beverley Community Museum. Inside, you can explore the history of the area, through a series of fascinating objects and images.

Image: East Riding Museums

Rudston Monolith

The Rudston Monolith is a 25-foot high standing stone. Located in the yard of All Saints Church, in the village of Rudston, the monument is the tallest prehistoric standing stone in Britain today.

It is thought that it was brought to the site in the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age. The striking statue was most probably erected as a prehistoric place of worship for local pagans.

Later, the megalith was Christianised by the Anglo-Saxons, who most likely fixed a cross to the top of this sacred stone.

Image: The Modern Antiquarian

Skidby Mill

Overlooking spectacular views of the Wolds, Skidby Mill is a prime example of country life in East Yorkshire.

The four-sailed windmill is still operating and many of the original outbuildings are still in good condition. Inside, you will find the Museum of East Riding Rural Life, which features interesting agricultural artefacts and a village life photography gallery.

During your visit, discover some of the intricate machines that would have been used many years ago. As you venture upstairs, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the inner working mechanisms and processes involved in the art of milling.

Image: VHEY

St. Patrick’s Church in Patrington

This thirteenth century build is a magnificent sight in Holderness, just outside of Hull. The incredible Gothic church has a spire that towers over the parish; it’s so tall that it actually acted as a landmark for seamen who were entering the Humber Estuary.

St Patrick’s has a long history, with some suggesting that it has roots dating back to the Saxon times.

Venture indoors and you will be greeted by over 200 grotesques of people and animals, who all peer from the imposing limestone walls.

Image: Britain Express

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Published: Tuesday 1st August 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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