East Yorkshire is mostly known for its beaches, seaside town of Bridlington and its city, Kingston Upon Hull. But, much like its neighbours North & West Yorkshire it has some of the most beautiful villages surrounded by the rolling chalk hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. We put together a list of some of the most pleasant villages East Yorkshire has to offer.
Situated close to the great old market town of Driffield, Capital of the Wolds makes it a great palce to start. It can’t be a bad place to visit if it inspired one of the world’s greatest painters David Hockney to sit down and paint it’s beautiful war mural – can it? You can take in the splendour of Sledmere House also. Used for weddings, the house has the most beautiful grounds to wander around. We’d say it is well worth a visit.
Just outside of Market Weighton, Goodmanham is another village along the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds Way. The village is built on a south-facing slope of the Yorkshire Wolds – which may help with its pull. After all we all love a bit of sunshine. It has a delightful traditional country pub which has a museum that holds vintage motorcycles, pots and pans, pub interiors and more.
More than just a through way to York, and also on the Wolds Way – you can stop and enjoy the quiant pond while chilling on the bench and take in the beauty and the stillness of the village. Visit its Road To Hell museum or stop off at motorcylcist favourite cafe Seaway’s Cafe. It is surrounded by rolling hills perfect for walk out in the lush chalk countryside.
4. Kilnwick Percy
Kilnwick Percy, on the outskirts of Pocklington, has a beautiful resort and golf club and is surrounded by beautiful landscape. Its hall is now a Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre, and the grounds are spectacular, and the place has beautiful cottages which are picture-perfect.
Famous for its humourous name, Wetwant is also a beautiful village on the outskirts of market town, Driffield. It’s a couple of brilliant traditional pubs and a lovely chippy. You can enjoy you fish & chips while taking in the village pond or head around the corner and enjoy a view of the amazing rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds.
6. Hutton Cranswick
Sit next to the pond and scan around – this beautiful village looks like something pulled straight from a story book. They have a great traditional pub the White Horse and an amazing farm shop that has an array of artisan goods. It’s one of few villages that can be reached by train along the Hull line. It’s one of the villages in East Yorkshire we grew up around.
One of our favourite villages along the Yorkshire Wolds Way. You can enjoy a pint in the Wolds Inn village pub, and take a walk around the pretty houses taking in the wonderful views. Huggate also has one of the deepest wells in England. It has some amazing chalk hills to walk around before heading back to the pub.
Millington is a tiny village on the outskirts of Driffield and Pocklington along the Wolds Way. Its beautiful chalk coloured houses are great to wander amongst before visiting its traditional pub, The Gait. You can also stay at their luxury lodges with hot tubs with views over the wolds. An amaznig and quaint place, it’s one of the villages in East Yorkshire you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
9. Bishop Burton
Another village in the East Riding with those white washed houses that are synonmous with the chalky hills of the wolds. Their beautiful duck pond is a beautiful place to stop of and take in the idyllic village views.
A long old village, Nafferton has some really spectacular places of interest. You can visit the vast duck pond that centres the village, and turn around taking inthe beautiful church. Wander through its lanes and you’ll end up on some beautiful country lane. Head back onto its main road and it won’t be long before you end up at a pub. Either the Blue Bell or the Cross Keys.