Places to visit in East Riding of Yorkshire

When you visit East Riding of Yorkshire, you can look forward to national trails through gentle escarpments, while surrounded by lush open farmland and estuaries lined with forts and suspension bridges. This beautiful East Yorkshire county is a favourite among walkers, who go long distance on the 79-mile (127km) Yorkshire Wolds Way. Look out for boxing hares, swooping barn owls and rare butterflies; visit medieval market towns like bustling Beverley; head to Bridlington to stroll on the sand; or follow Philip Larkin's verse to Kingston-Upon-Hull with its vast aquarium, eclectic museum quarter and marina – you’ll never be short of things to do in East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Take a modern day pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Skim over the sands and causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and prepare to enter a world where a wealth of history and stunning views await.

Location: Lindisfarne, Northumberland

 

Romance at Peckforton Castle and Combermere Abbey

Combermere Abbey and Peckforton Castle make for a romantic trip you’ll never forget.

Location: Nantwich, Cheshire

 

Discover a hidden gem in the heart of Warwickshire

Come and visit Stoneleigh Abbey - a medieval masterpiece buried deep in the village of the same name.

Location: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

 

Feed your soul at the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey

Medieval monks chose a serene valley in the North York Moors National Park to establish an abbey that became the richest and most powerful in England.

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire

 

Discover 600 years of history along Bristol’s Park Street

Stroll Bristol's iconic Park Street and unearth the city’s history, including the university where Winston Churchill was once Chancellor.

Location: Bristol

 

Take a moment to relax in St Dunstan in the East

Relax in the grounds of this historic church, and enjoy the gardens growing through the ruins.

Location: London, Greater London

 

Find each of the Norwich 12

The Norwich 12 is an exciting collection of historically and architecturally rich buildings spanning 1,000 years of history in Norwich.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 

Kiss under the Heart of Yorkshire window at the Minster

According to legend, all loved up couples that kiss under the 'Heart of Yorkshire' window, will stay together forever.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 

Experience life as a monk at historic Whitby Abbey

Discover how over 2,000 years of history made Whitby Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

 

Chase the Lincoln Imp at Lincoln Cathedral

Hear the story of the mischievous Imp that has been a symbol of Lincoln for centuries.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 

Visit Shrewsbury Abbey, fictional home of Brother Cadfael

Visit Shrewsbury Abbey and follow in the footsteps of Cadfael, the monastic sleuth, where the books and TV series were set.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

 

Take tea in a crypt below Trafalgar Square in London

Take a stroll through London's Trafalgar Square, then stop off at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church for a spot afternoon tea in the crypt.

Location: London

 

Find out about heretics, halls and hallowed ground

Uncover Lancashire’s turbulent religious history at stately homes, temples, cathedrals and holy buildings.

Location: Lancashire

 

Ascend Liverpool Cathedral on a tower tour

The Anglican Cathedral dominates Liverpool’s skyline. Marvel at the inside of the great building and climb up its tower for spectacular views.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 

Discover murder, marvels and mojitos in Canterbury

Explore the vibrant city of Canterbury, with its intriguing mix of dramatic history and cosmopolitan culture.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

 

Experience 1000 years of history in Coventry

Explore the ruins of Coventry’s medieval cathedral and the contemporary cathedral with its unique 1950s and 1960s artworks.

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

 

Marvel at Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

Be awestruck by Durham Cathedral and Castle, take a relaxing stroll on the banks of the River Wear, and soak up a city as beautiful as it is historic.

Location: Durham City, Durham

 

Experience Cambridge evensong

The perfect musical accompaniment on a winter evening in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

Take a tour of Gloucester Cathedral's Gothic Tower

Ancient, spectacular and a beautifully serene place to visit, the Cathedral is one of the most magnificent Gothic buildings in the world.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 

From Alice to Potter, scout out Gloucester's famous film locations

Seek out Gloucester’s cathedral and docks to see why the city is becoming such a firm favourite with film and TV producers in Hollywood and the UK.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 

Join the Knights Templar in the original Temple Church

Enter the English headquarters of the Knights Templar in the 13th Century and immerse yourself in its varied history.

Location: London, Greater London

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