Places to visit in the Yorkshire Wolds

Places to visit in the Yorkshire Wolds

The Yorkshire Wolds beautiful rolling chalk hills in East & North Yorkshire are a tranquil and charming place to visit with unspoilt scenery, market towns and the Yorkshire coastline. 

The traditional market town of Driffield is known as the Capital of the Wolds and is well worth a visit.

Below are a few other places that are worth a visit whilst you are in the area.

Burton Agnes Hall with Norman Manor House

Situated between Driffield and Bridlington, and just a stone’s throw from West End Farm Cottages The Hall and award winning Gardens are well worth a visit.  For those wanting to walk further there is a Woodland Walk which in February is covered in Snowdrops.

The Hall’s courtyard has an array of gifts and souvenirs and it’s a place to enjoy refreshments including locally blended coffee.

Millington Woods

In the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, Millington Woods, near Pocklington, are described as the richest botanical woodland in East Yorkshire. 

In the spring the carpet of bluebells combined with he pungent smell of wild garlic is a lovely experience or visit in the summer to see the giant bellflowers above the flower filled verges.

Sledmere House Grade 1 Listed Georgian House.

Enjoy a day at Sledmere between Driffield and Malton, a true family day out.  Maybe take a tour of the Sykes family owned house or explore the gardens. At certain times of the year you can join a guided tour.

The adventure playground or the circular walk will create an appetite for a visit to the Coach House Café for a snack or lunch.

Wold Top Brewery

Producing award winning beers from their own and locally grown Barley you can see how the beers are made on one of their tours.

Burnby Hall Gardens

In the busy market town of Pocklington, Burnby Hall Gardens, set on 9 acres, offers stunning scenery.  The lakes are home to 100’s of types of waterlilies with pathways around the lakes.  

Picnic tables are available for your own picnic or head to the Lilypad Café onsite.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Situated on the Yorkshire coast, Bempton Cliffs is home to around half a million seabirds including puffins between March and October to raise a family on the towering chalk cliffs overlooking the North Sea.

The visitor centre is open from 9.30am until 5pm where there is always a helpful guide to advise you of what you may see on your visit.

Danes Dyke

A nature reserve on the Flamborough Head Heritage Coast covering 148 acres.  You could tie in a visit on the way to or from Bempton Cliffs.

Woldies Lavendar

A wonderful, relaxing place to visit with over 6 acres of lavender. A large area of It has been made accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Visit the only wood fired Lavender Distillery after a leisurely stroll around the site.

The Robert Fuller Gallery

Nestled near Thixendale Robert Fuller’s gallery is a must for anyone who loves the countryside.  Visitors can see paintings, photographs and camera footage of the wildlife in and around the Yorkshire Wolds. 

The gallery is open every day to visitors.

Laurel Vines Vineyard

Located just outside Driffield is the award winning vineyard and winery where the whole process is managed from growing the grapes to bottling the wines.

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