Things to do in East Yorkshire

Spurn Point Nature Reserve

Spurn is a site for all seasons, with no two days the same. Visitors (sorry, no dogs) may wander freely over much of the nature reserve, with the help of information boards on the paths.

The newly renovated Spurn Lighthouse offers unparalleled panoramic views from the 128ft-high lantern room, with access from Kilnsea on foot or on board a 4×4 ‘Spurn Safari’.

Please note there is no vehicle access right down to the end of the peninsula, known locally as the Point: access is by foot or bicycle. High tide does see the Point cut off from the mainland, so do check tide times carefully before planning a visit.

More information at YWT Spurn

Withernsea Lighthouse

Withernsea’s Lighthouse is one of only a handful of lighthouses built inland, standing 127 feet (38m) high in the middle of the seaside town.

It closed in 1976 after 82 years of service and now serves as a memorial to local girl Kay Kendal 1950s famous film star, and includes a video film of excerpts from well-known films and memorabilia.

Local history brings Withernsea’s past alive, includes shipwrecks, RNLI lifeboats and the HM Coastguard. Visual aid and monitor for anyone not wishing to climb to the top. Telescope in the lamproom improving views. Cafe with light refreshments and souvenirs on sale.

Large landscaped garden with outdoor seating and a delightful garden trail for children to enjoy.

More information at Withernsea Lighthouse Museum

The Former RAF Holmpton Bunker

A simple bungalow is all we could see above ground, but once we entered the building and went along the 120 metre tunnel and through the blast doors, we then found ourselves immersed in the once secret world of Cold War defence. Guides showed us round, to experience a glimpse of the world few people know about.

Where else can you touch a Polaris warhead!?

More information at visitthebunker.com

Hornsea Mere

Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and the final remnant of a huge wetland that once featured many smaller meres and marshy areas. Hornsea Mere lies to the west of Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

A Site of Special Scientific Interest and internationally important for birds with large numbers of over-wintering wildfowl and roosting gulls. Due to its closeness to the North Sea, the lake attracts a variety of wintering birds including gadwalls, goldeneyes and tufted ducks. The mere’s reedbeds provide breeding sites for hundreds of pairs of reed warblers. It is also an important site for little gulls which congregate in large numbers in autumn.

Full details can be found at Hornsea Mere

Burton Constable

East Yorkshire’s finest historic day out.

Home to the Constable family for over 700 years. Burton Constable is one of the most fascinating English country houses to survive complete with its historic collections. Located on the outskirts of Hull in East Yorkshire, it’s one of the regions most popular attractions.

Burton Constable Hall & Grounds the perfect day out for all the family.

Full details can be found at Burton Constable

The Deep aquarium

Embark on a journey through the world’s oceans. Travelling from oceans past and into the future, you will explore over 5,000 different species amongst 50 different displays.

From the shallow tropical lagoons to the darkest depths of the coldest oceans, you will marvel at the incredible diversity of life beneath the waves.

More information at The Deep

Beverly. A Market Town

The beautiful market town of Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is steeped in history.
Beverley’s famous market dates back centuries and is a vital part of community life. It is held in the town centre, on Saturdays and attracts thousands of shoppers every week.

The busiest market is on Saturdays and there is a friendly atmosphere and a vibrant mix of stalls, selling food from around the world, fruit and vegetables, freshly baked goods, arts and crafts, and clothing.

There are more than 120 stalls in Saturday Market, with traders coming as far afield as Manchester, Nottingham and Lincolnshire to sell their goods.

Some more traditional traders have been coming to the market for decades, while other newcomers cater for the latest trends in food and gifts.

Full details at Beverley – East Yorkshire


If you’re looking for a leisurely day out, how about visiting the elegant promenades of bright and breezy Bridlington? With its sandy beaches, award-winning promenades and historic harbour, this is a hidden seaside gem awash with kitsch traditional entertainment.

Visit the funfair, amusements and donkey rides on the beach for a traditional British day out with the seaside in spades!

Find out more at Bridlington – Yorkshire Coast

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