East Yorkshire

East Yorkshire is otherwise known as The East Riding of Yorkshire, or simply East Riding. The name is traditionally and geographically a reference to the easternmost of the three subdivisions (called Thrydings or Ridings) of the traditional county of Yorkshire.

Bordering West Yorkshire, it is renowned for calm beaches, wild coastlines, woodland adventures or country retreats. Additionally, one can enjoy natural wonders, historical homes, fish and chips or fine dining, walking or riding, exploring or relaxing. the scenic is idyllic for all to enjoy.

Whether you visit for a fun family summer break, a cosy winter weekend or an autumnal escape , you’ll find that there’s always something going in our vibrant event calendar. From Race the Waves, to the Bridlington Kite Festival, and from East Yorkshire Walking and Outdoors Festival to the atmospheric Beverley Festival of Christmas there are hundreds of exciting events all year, every year.


Within East Yorkshire, you can find the large towns such as Bridlington, Beverley, Kingston-upon Hull and Withernesea. Furthermore, there is Driffield, Goole, Hedon, Hessle, Hornsea, Howden, Market Weighton and Pocklington.


East Yorkshire encompasses city, coast and countryside. Unspoilt countryside and rolling hills, traditional market towns and quaint villages alongside up and coming cosmopolitan areas and the vibrant heritage of Hull. Enjoy the medieval market town of Beverley as it becomes a festival hub with annual events that celebrate literature, jazz, and folk. Explore a dramatic landscape from the chalk uplands and woodlands, leafy lanes and old railway lines to the soaring cliffs of Flamborough and Sewerby above the crashing waves of the North Sea. Discover elegant promenades in the breezy seaside resorts of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea, and admire the full beauty of the East Yorkshire coast along the famous Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail.