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Blessed with rural beauty, bustling towns and a dramatic coastline, East Riding makes a wonderful place to call home.

Sitting next to the North Sea, the region borders North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, covering over 900 square miles in total. The East Riding is predominantly rural with around half the population living in the countryside and the remainder enjoying more built up areas such as the West Hull suburbs or bustling market towns like Beverley. The Yorkshire Wolds are within the boundaries, as well as several golden-sand beaches, promenades and plenty of boutiques, restaurants, cafés and museums to entertain all ages

Affordable property prices make living here even more appealing, with luxurious city-centre apartments, quiet suburban new builds and charming country cottages to choose from. There are many outstanding-grade primary and secondary schools in the area, making it a top choice for families with children.

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Broad Coastlines

Some of the UK’s finest beaches are located right here in the East Riding.

From the majestic chalk cliffs of Flamborough to the unique and shifting sands of Spurn Point, there are many stunning coastal locations just waiting to be explored.

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Breath-taking Countryside

East Riding has an abundance of Great British countryside no matter which way you turn. This makes it the perfect place for those who adore having nature on their doorstep.

Enjoy woodland walks at Millington Wood, Brantingham and North Cliffe, and get up-close-and-personal with wildlife at the North Cave Wetlands, restored from a former sand and gravel quarry.

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Beautiful Towns

From the historic market town of Beverley with its award-winning racecourse and vast Westwood grasslands, to the city suburbs of Willerby and Anlaby, there is ample choice when it comes to town-living in East Riding.

Thanks to an excellent transportation network via road and rail, moving from place to place is super easy and every journey offers a scenic route.

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Bridlington

Way more than just a seaside town

Living by the sea

With two areas of beach, a busy harbour and a world-class music and conference venue, Bridlington offers a hearty combination of town and seaside living. The town offers a range of properties, from sea-view apartments to Victorian townhouses, as well as new-build developments just outside the centre.

North and South beaches

Bridlington North offers a popular sand and shingle beach with a promenade and great vistas across to Flamborough Headland. The South Beach features a wide expanse of sand with a number of cafés and other places to eat and enjoy the coastal views.

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Hornsea

A quintessential coastal hive

Peaceful and picturesque

Residence to a calm Blue Flag Beach and a quaint promenade, Hornsea is a coastal hideaway town with plenty of charm and character.

Plenty of pursuits

From folk museums to Elizabethan mansions and a Victorian Folly, Hornsea offers an abundance of cultural activities for all the family. It is also home to the Trans Pennine Trail – a fantastic route to walk, cycle and picnic during the summer months.

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Withernsea

A small town with big history

Coastal culture

The small coastal resort of  Withernsea is home to a sandy beach, historic pier towers and plenty of entertainment throughout the year. RAF Holmpton is located here and open to the public during the summer months, offering an interesting insight into a Cold War Bunker.

Lifeboats and lighthouses

You can climb the 144 steps up to the historic Withernsea Lighthouse for fantastic views over the town and the coast. There is also the Lighthouse Museum, featuring HM Coastguard exhibits and a great café. Further South at Spurn Point, you will find the only constant-manned lifeboat station in Britain, which keeps a close watch over the Humber Estuary.

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Driffield

The beating heart of the Wolds

The greatest show

Driffield is a traditional and friendly rural town, which is home to the largest annual agricultural show in Yorkshire – The Driffield Show.

A town of independence

Championing independent retailers, you can find a range of bakeries, barber shops and boutiques here. There is also an antique market each weekend where you can find hidden treasures. The lovely All Saint’s Church is also located in Driffield, close to Burton Agnes Hall.

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Brough

Suburbia surrounded by beautiful countryside

A transformational town

Brough has seen major change in recent years, making it one of the most up-and-coming towns in the region. It lies between the River Humber and the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, just 12 miles west of Hull, making it a popular abode for city commuters.

Shops, pubs and more

Most of the shops here are centered on Welton Road, featuring a selection of supermarkets, bakeries and take-out food outlets. Drewton’s Farm Shop is also only a short drive away featuring an award-winning farm shop, deli and café. Brough is also home to its own esteemed golf club, which is favoured amongst golfers far and wide.

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Hedon

A historic hidden treasure

Charming church-life

This pretty little market town lies just 5 miles east of Hull city centre and is dominated by its momentous Church of St Augustine. Built in 1190, the church overlooks the cobbled market place, which becomes a busy market every Wednesday.

Halls and gardens

Just to the north of Hedon is Burton Constable Hall and gardens. Built in 1559, the hall was built by Sir John Constable and landscaped by Capability Brown. It is one of East Yorkshire’s finest historic days out, with plenty to discover for the whole family.

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Kirk Ella

Rural residential close to the city

Notable properties

Just five miles from the centre of Hull, Kirk Ella is a prosperous residential village, home to some of the most prestigious properties in the area. There are also a few great pubs, newsagents and a selection of beauty salons to choose from here.

Leafy and undeveloped

The Kirk Ella urban spread forms much of the eastern part of the parish, whereas the western part of the village is largely undeveloped with woodland space and a well-respected golf course.

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Molescroft

A small town with big history

Coastal culture

The small coastal resort of  Withernsea is home to a sandy beach, historic pier towers and plenty of entertainment throughout the year. RAF Holmpton is located here and open to the public during the summer months, offering an interesting insight into a Cold War Bunker.

Lifeboats and lighthouses

You can climb the 144 steps up to the historic Withernsea Lighthouse for fantastic views over the town and the coast. There is also the Lighthouse Museum, featuring HM Coastguard exhibits and a great café. Further South at Spurn Point, you will find the only constant-manned lifeboat station in Britain, which keeps a close watch over the Humber Estuary.

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Beverley

A beautiful market town in the heart of East Riding

Award-winning living

Voted one of the best places to live in the UK, Beverley is a town with heritage, style and class. Home to a breath-taking 13th century minster, a lively Saturday market and a thriving restaurant scene, it is a medieval town with great appeal.

Open space to roam freely

The Beverley Westwood is a vast open space of grass and woodland, where you can roam, golf, picnic or visit the races. The cattle and sheep freely roam on the green pastures and there is also the Black Mill, which makes for a memorable landmark.

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Anlaby

A city suburb with fantastic facilities

An enviable commute

The popular residential area of Anlaby forms part of the western suburbs of Hull. It is bordered by Willerby and Kirk Ella and is separated by Hessle by agricultural fields. Springfield Way passes through Anlaby, leading to South Ella and the handy Haltemprice Sports Centre.

First-rate amenities

Anlaby is primarily a residential area, but it is also home to the Anlaby Retail Park shopping development, where you can find a range of popular high-street retailers and food outlets. Anlaby Primary School is located on the eastern side of the town, as well as the Hull Collegiate private school, providing education from nursery through to Sixth Form.

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Market Weighton

The market town with a village feel

Cosy urban living

Although Market Weighton is a prosperous town, it has a cosy village feel, with an abundance of independent shops and retailers within walking distance. In fact, it is one of the main market towns in the East Riding, located midway between Hull and York – about 20 miles from each.

A strong local community

When it comes to a sense of community and belonging, Market Weighton seems to offer a great share. From groups and activities to local events and fayres, the community spirit is strong, with plenty going on at the weekends and throughout the holidays.

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Willerby

A leafy suburb with great connections

Local development

Located on the enviable western outskirts of Hull, Willerby is a leafy suburb which has seen plenty of urban development in recent years. The area is home to Willerby Retail Park, which house a Waitrose supermarket as well as a B&M Homestore and an Iceland. There are two hotels, both converted from late 19th century houses and several new build estates – both commercial and residential.

Willerby Hill

Willerby Hill is a little suburb just outside of Willerby, which acts as the boundary between Willerby and Cottingham. Here you will find a Total Fitness with swimming pools and gyms, as well Willerby Hill Farm, horse riding stables and a café.

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Goole

East Riding’s most up-and-coming town

A property hotspot

Recently quoted in the press as being Yorkshire’s most up-and-coming town, Goole’s housing market is set to boom even further with the biggest residential development in the area underway. Home to many attractive old buildings and interesting architecture, the revitalisation of the town is making it even more appealing.

Great transport links

Central to much of the Yorkshire area, Goole offers transport links to motorways, railways and the UK’s most inland port. There is easy access to countryside and riverside, making it great for relaxing weekend walks and exploration.

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Pocklington

A classic Yorkshire market town

Perfect positioning

Located at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds and 15 miles by road to the city of York, Pocklington is a market town surrounded by glorious countryside. With excellent links to the road network via the A1079, it offers a lovely blend of rural scenery with convenient town living.

Star attractions

Home to an array of independent shops, places to stay and some great eateries, Pocklington is a great place to call home. Local activities include golf at the KP’s 18-hole championship course, walks at Burnby Hall Gardens and cycling along the popular White Rose cycle route.

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Howden

A market and minster town with good networks

Well connected

Howden is a town with its own 12th century minster, an array of charming townhouses and a lovely market place. About three miles north of Goole, it is approached by the A63 from the west and the A614 from the east. Howden Railway Station is about 1.5 miles north of the town centre and offers direct routes to Hull, York and Leeds.

All the necessities

Howden itself is a delightful place to live. Here you will find many pleasant places to eat, drink and shop. There are three schools in the town as well as easy access to two further schools towards Goole.

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Hessle

A historic and sporting place to live

A cultured town

The history and culture of Hessle is impressive given its small size, with the Hessle Town Hall playing host to many renowned artists as well as regular clubs and events taking place throughout the year. Hessle also benefits from a huge sporting footprint with the likes of Hessle Rugby Union Club and the football clubs of Hessle Sporting, Hessle Rangers and Hessle United, as well as cycle speedway club too.

And a city suburb

Location-wise, Hessle can be found five miles west of Hull. It lies on the last slope of the Yorkshire Wolds as they slope into the Humber. By foot or cycle you can follow the Trans-Pennine Path which passes through Hessle, or the National Cycle routes 1 and 65. Hessle Railway Station services offers fast connections to York, Hull and Doncaster.

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Cottingham

The largest village in England!

The beautiful village of Cottingham

(which claims to be the largest in England) is perfectly situated between Hull and Beverley, near the impressive Humber Bridge and popular windmill attraction, Skidby Mill. There’s an acclaimed market held in the Market Green once a week, with people coming from far and wide to investigate the traditional and modern stalls in situ.

What’s on in Cottingham

Primarily a residential area, Cottingham is also home to two main shopping streets, Hallgate and King Street, so all local amenities are close to hand. You’ll also find the remains of Barnard Castle in the village, which was built in the 12th and 13th centuries!

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