The East Yorkshire Experience: The top 40

Burton Agnes Hall
Burton Agnes Hall

With Yorkshire Day upon us, we can reveal our list of the top 40 things to see and do in East Yorkshire.

For the past few weeks we have asked readers to send in their suggestions for the best attractions to visit, great family days out and secret gems in our region.

Bridlington Spa

Bridlington Spa

We had far more than 40 ideas put forward, but have tries to find a good mix of events and places which show East Yorkshire at its best.

There are sports venues, food and drink ideas, cultural festivals and some the area’s best-loved buildings.

Ed Asquith, editorial director of Yorkshire Regional Newspapers, said: “Many thanks to all the readers of the Bridlington Free Press, Driffield Times and Post, Beverley Guardian and Pocklington Post who took the time to get in touch and put forward their ideas.

“Unfortunately, we were unable to include every single suggestion, but hopefully our list will trigger a few friendly discussions about what should and shouldn’t have made the final 40.

Bempton Cliffs

Bempton Cliffs

“The list has something for everyone and shows what a wonderful and varied county the East Riding is.

“Many people will be aware of most of the places and events on the list, but hopefully it will inspire everyone to make a visit to somewhere they haven’t been before.

“When we launched this idea, some people said it would be impossible to find 40 places on our doorstep, but our readers made sure that we proved that theory wrong.”

As well as nominations from readers, two local MPs added their thoughts.

Beverley Racecourse

Beverley Racecourse

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart suggested a traditional village show, while East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight, a classic car enthusiast, put forward a “relaxing, meandering, picturesque drive from Bridlington to Pocklington” as one of his favourite things to do in his constituency. East Riding of Yorkshire Council and a number of tourism organisations also helped to compile the list, which concentrates on the areas around Bridlington, Driffield, Beverley and Pocklington.

The list is in no particular order, as all 40 of the inclusions deserve their place.

1: A day at the seaside in Bridlington

2: Pick a winner at Beverley races

3: Enjoy a traditional Yorkshire village show

4: Driffield Show – Britain’s biggest one-day agricultural show

5: See the seabirds at Bempton Cliffs

6: Visit Burnby Hall near Pocklington

7: Savour an ice cream from Mr Moo’s

8: Watch cricket on the clifftops at Sewerby

9: Walking the Wolds

10: Climb to the top of Flamborough Lighthouse

11: Beverley Food Festival.

12: Take a cruise on the Yorkshire Belle

13: Tour Beverley Minster

14: A country drive from Bridlington to Pocklington

15: Take to the skies at Pocklington Gliding Centre

16: A gig at the Spa, Bridlington

17: Get on your bike and cycle the Wolds.

18: Walk the headland from North Landing to South Landing

19: Visit historic Burton Agnes Hall

20: Bondville Model Village

21: A Michelin-star meal at the Pipe and Glass

22: Step back in time at Sewerby Hall

23: Take a long-distance challenge

24: Get close to wildlife at the Living Seas Centre

25: Beverley Folk Festival

26: Stroll around Bridlington Old Town

27: Pocklington Canal

28: Walk The Hudson Way between Beverley and Market Weighton

29: Tophill Low nature reserve

30: Make a stick of rock at John Bull

31: Bridlington Animal Park and Birds of Prey Centre

32: Be inspired by the art of the East Riding

33: Wetwang Scarecrow Festival

34: Danes Dyke

35: Sledmere House

36: Pocklington Arts Centre

37: A bottle of beer from Wold Top Brewery ­

38: Christmas Day dip in Bridlington

39: Beverley Festival of Christmas,

40: New Year’s Eve in Driffield