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Towns For All Seasons

Whatever time of year you visit there's always a warm welcome in the market towns across the Yorkshire Wolds and surrounding area.

Our picturesque towns are vibrant and friendly with independent shops, both traditional and contemparary, many with bustling markets and annual events and festivals throughout the year.

Use them as a base to tour the glorious surrounding countryside or take advantage of their proximity to walk, cycle or drive between them to visit and enjoy as many as you can.

There are plenty of fabulous pubs, cafes, tearooms and restuarants along the way to keep you going.

Explore the towns through their attractions, such as the Pocklington Lily Trail, which takes you through the village of Pocklington to the scenic Burnby Hall and Gardens.

Malton Market Place

Nestled between the Moors Malton an eclectic mix of shopping and food experiences in the backdrop of the Yorkshire Wolds. 

Pocklington town centre

Known as Gateway to the Wolds Pocklington is a vibrant market town at the hub of rural life with a range of services and attractions.

Market Weighton Town Centre
On the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, Market Weighton is one of the founder members of Walkers are Welcome as well as the birth place of Giant Bradley. 
Driffield Town Centre

Capital of the Wolds, Driffield has a mix of independant retailers and national retailers as well as a Saturday market all year round events at the Show Ground.


Snaith is at the hub of over a dozen fantastic walks filled with incredible views, wildlife and picnic sites after which you can enjoy a refreshing pint at the picturesque local brewery.


The pretty town of Howden has fine Georgian architecture, a variety of shops, cafes, historic coaching inns and a small market each Friday. Town trial and R100 Airship Trail.


Celebrating its rich maritime heritage Yorkshire Waterways Museum Goole runs unique boat trips around the town docks. The town offers shops,cafes, indoor market and lively theatre.


Hornsea is the perfect base for a family holiday. Hornsea museum an 18th century farmhouse contains examples the iconic pottery along with an insight into the towns history.

Hedon and Withernsea

Hedon's crowning glory is St Augustine's known as the King of Holderness. Withernsea is a traditional seaside town with a programme of family friendly summer events.


Bridlington offers golden beaches, harbour, a variety of shops, a charming old town with antiques and art galleries, and all year round entertainment at The Spa.


With the iconic Humber Bridge and variety of shops and cafes, Hessle is a busy town at the start of the Yorkshire Wolds Way national trail and on the Trans Pennine Trail route.


Cottingham draws visitors year-round with a lively programme of events including Springboard live music festival, food and drink festival and its annual Cottingham Day.


Beverley is famous for its Minster, Georgian architecture, race-course,  boutiques, independent shops, busy Saturday market and selection of cafes and restaurants, pubs and bars.
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Saturday Market, Beverley