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East Yorkshire, more traditionally known as the East Riding of Yorkshire, or East Riding – is a name that can refer to slightly different areas of Yorkshire – the ceremonial county, and the administrative county. Here we’re covering the two combined.
East Yorkshire includes a great deal of coastline which includes Hull and Filey, and inland it contains places such as Beverley and Pocklington.
The landscape of east Yorkshire is made up of the Yorkshire Wolds, which are low chalk hills surrounded by low-lying fertile plains such as the Value of York.
The Humber Estuary marks its southern limit whilst the North Sea ultimate marks the end of its most easterly point.
The history of the area includes artefacts and structures covering historical periods starting at the last ice age.
East Yorkshire itself is largely rural, with little in the way of industrial settlements or large populous centres – its main centre is Hull – with Bridlington and Beverley being other significant settlements, though with much smaller populations.
The area is mainly based on agriculture and tourism, with the rural nature of the area, historic buildings and seaside destinations. For walkers, it has the Worlds Way – a long distance footpath running through the area.
If you’re visiting East Yorkshire, you’re not short of locations to visit, include a large selection of historic buildings like Beverley Minster, Burnby Hall and Fort Paull. Plus, for those who enjoy a great feat of engineering, there’s the Humber Bridge which connects the East Riding with North Lincolnshire.
There are also plenty of natural sites to enjoy if you’re visiting, with plenty of rivers offering a great variety of wildlife. The more significant natural sites include Bempton Cliffs and Spurn.