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County Town: Beverley
Population: 600,000
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Events

March
Easter Lambing
Easter Trail
Kiplingcotes Derby
Making Performance Festival

April
Making Performance Festival

May
Annual Children’s Writing event
Arts Festival at Home Farm
Bridlington Midnight Walk 21 May 2011
Dog Fun Day
Gardeners Weekend
The East Yorkshire Kite Festival
Theatre Practice
‘Astaireway’ to Paradise

June
Beverley Folk & Roots Festival
Howden Music Festival
Nostalgia Weekend

July
Bridlington Model Boat Society Open Day - Model Boat Show
British Cycling National Elite
Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival
Cactus Show - BCSS 32nd Annual Show
Driffield Show
Hornsea Music Festival
Stately Home Charity Car Boot Sale
Steam Rally and Grand Summer Parade
Summer Parade - Plus Steam Rally
Viva Cabaret - Summer Show
Withernsea Carnival
Yorkshire Wolds Challenge Walk, 02 July 2011
Yorkshire’s Greatest Living History Festival

August
East Yorkshire Morris Minor Owners Club - Annual Rally
Freedom Festival
Sledmere Summer Camp
Summer Lectures
Teddy Treasure Hunt
The 150th Annual Regatta - Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club
Tribfest
Tribfest
Viva Cabaret - Summer Show
Wagoners Open Day

September
Annual Beverley Early Flower and Vegetable Show
Book & Collectors’ Fair
British Open Darts Championships
Cactus Show - BCSS 32nd Annual Show
Heritage Open Days
Howden Festival
Royal British Legion Northern Rally Weekend
Sea Shanty Festival - Maritime Festival
Summer Kite Festival
The Summer Proms
Viva Cabaret - Summer Show

October
Beverley Literature Festival
Childrens Halloween & Pumpkin Hunt
Hull Fair

November
Christmas Opening at Burton Agnes Hall
Southburn Christmas Fayre

December
Christmas Craft & Food Fair

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Principal towns: Beverley Hull Driffield
It is heretical to say so, but the East Riding of Yorkshire almost seems not to belong to Yorkshire, its countryside for example seeming to have more in common with East Anglia than the Dales or the Moors . And the county seems separated in time from booming and hectic West Yorkshire in particular, with only one settlement – Hull – of any great size. Hull has a population of about 250,000, nearly half the population of the county as a whole. Indeed the area has one of the lowest population densities in the country, as visitors will sense when they are travelling through the landscape dotted with small villages and quiet market towns. There are two distinct parts of the county as regards countryside: the Wolds which roll their way across the west of the county and up to Bridlington in the northeast corner; and Holderness, a flat coastal plain in the broad peninsula from Hull and above down to Kilnsea. The east coast from Flamborough Head and Bridlington all the way down to narrow Spurn Head beyond Kilnsea has mile after mile of excellent sandy beaches. Hull is a great port city, with a seafaring history going back centuries that is celebrated in the town’s museums. It remains a significant fishing port, container port, and the departure point for ferries – more like mini-cruises these days - to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. Hull also offers another way across the water into the county, with the marvellous Humber Bridge, opened in 1981 to link the city with Lincolnshire and the South. The bridge is truly worth seeing in itself, and a great way to approach the area. The next best known town in the region is surely Beverley , with its magnificent 13th century Minster visible from miles around. Beverley is an important market town for the area, but there is no shortage of others able to attract visitors who fancy a quiet day in pleasant surroundings, perhaps nursing a pint of one of the county’s many notable ales. Market Weighton is one such place, and like so many others hereabouts it offers visitors some quirky reasons to make their way there. It has an annual celebration of the Yorkshire Giant, William Bradley, who grew to just three inches short of eight feet tall. And it stages the Kiplingcotes Derby , held every third Thursday in March. This is possibly the oldest flat race in Britain, started in 1519, but don’t expect Epsom – the race is run on four miles of lanes and tracks, entries only have to be declared on the morning of the race, and the winner gets the honour and a prize of just £50. Bridlington is better known to visitors than most of the county, and for good reason, with nearby Flamborough Head a place of significant natural beauty. The beaches of course are the great draw for visitors to the Bridlington area, a place which has retained the feel of a traditional British seaside holiday destination with the contrasts that entails: Flamborough has the lighthouses and seabirds, Bridlington the promenade. At the heart of the county lies Driffield , the unofficial capital of the Wolds, another market town with its own traditions – the most famous in Driffield being ‘Scrambling’, when children in the town recite a rhyme and request payment in cash or in kind from the shopkeepers. Happily for the shopkeepers this only happens a couple of days after the New Year is rung in. For those seeking historical houses and beautiful gardens East Yorkshire has much to offer. Burton Agnes on the A614 between Driffield and Bridlington has its Manor House and Hall. Skipsea has a fine castle. Sewerby Hall at the northern end of Bridlington has magnificent grounds as well as a fine interior and collections, but perhaps the views it affords towards the coast are its greatest treasure. Burnby Hall is famed for its huge collection of water lilies. And by way of contrast, Fort Paull to the east of Hull has a historic collection of armaments. If man-made splendour begins to pall, the strange landscape of Spurn Head, a string of sand curling round and down into the mouth of the Humber from Kilnsea, may be a natural eye-opener. This is a nature reserve these days, run by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, as well as the home for the hardy souls operating the RNLI lifeboat station at the end of the three mile spit. But Spurn Head is unique in the county, a bleak place in an area where much of the countryside would be described as gentle and even genteel. For a more typical dip into the county’s repertoire a pretty village like Hotham, only a mile or two from the end of the M62, is worth a detour if travelling to the ferry in Hull or staying in the area.

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