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East Yorkshire has some of the most picturesque market towns in the country, all with a charm of their own and offering something unique to visitors.

Probably the best known - full of history and renowned for its stunning Minster.

Driffield (14 miles from Beverley)
Driffield, known as the capital of the Wolds, is a lively market town with historic inns, attractive Victorian architecture, many individual shops, a bustling street market (Thur) and a successful farmer’s market (1stThurs of month). The town also hosts several popular events including the UKs biggest one day agricultural show.

Pocklington (17 miles from Beverley)
On the western edge of the Wolds this charming market town has a thriving cultural heart with a popular Arts Centre. The town centre is characterised by the red pantile roofs, unusual street names and twisting alleys. Pubs, shops and restaurants cater for every taste and occasion and the weekly market (Tue) has been around for about a thousand years.

Market Weighton (10 miles from Beverley)
Nestling at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, this vibrant and friendly market town has a range of shops, cafes and public houses, a traditional market (Fri) and a local produce market (3rd Sat of month). The towns most famous resident was William Bradley, born 1787, he grew his way into the Guinness Book of Records as England’s tallest man, measuring 7’9” tall and weighing 27 stone.

Howden (25 miles from Beverley)
Beautifully preserved Georgian town centre with narrow cobbled streets.

Malton/Norton (30 miles from Beverley)
The historic centre of Ryedale since Roman times. Situated on the river Derwent.

Must do
Enjoy a day at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Nr Driffield.
Visit a traditional street or farmers market.
Visit Stewarts Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum, Pocklington
and see the collection of hardy water lilies.

Grounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Open all the time


Beverley Tourist Information Centre


East Yorkshire,
YO25 5ES



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Map reference: TA 025585  Lat: 54.01235 Long: -0.43730


  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted