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Around the Yorkshire Wolds

Discover the Yorkshire Wolds

Garton on the Wolds in The East Riding of Yorkshire is within easy travelling distance to a host of interesting places from stately homes and gardens, museums and galleries, traditional market towns and historic cities, the rolling countryside of the Wolds and the glorious Yorkshire coast - many a short drive away.

We are also conveniently situated for visiting the many attractions of North Yorkshire,
with the North York Moors less than an hour’s drive, giving you endless opportunities for your holiday.

York Minster


The historic city of York is just 25 miles from Garton on the Wolds and is certainly worth a day trip.

The Castle Museum, The Jorvik Centre, quaint little streets around the Shambles and the magnificent York Minster are just a few places of interest in the city.

Take a bus sightseeing tour of the city or a  boat trip along the River Ouse.

For train enthusiasts the National Rail Museum, home to the UK's national rail collection, offers free admission.

A trip to York would not be complete without afternoon tea at the renowned Betty's Tea Rooms.


Hull is a vibrant maritime city with a rich and proud heritage named UK City of Culture 2017.

Hull has its own Museums Quarter in the heart of the old town, consisting of Wilberforce House, the Hull and East Riding Museum, Streetlife and the Arctic Corsair trawler all with free admission. There is also the Ferens Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum in the city centre.

The marina and historic fruit market close to the city centre offers a pleasant stroll with a selection of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Hull is also home to The Deep, an award winning submarium, home to over 3500 fish including sharks and rays and hundreds of other exotic species.

Hull Marina


The traditional town of Driffield is just a three mile drive from Garton on the Wolds.

Also known as the Capital of the Wolds, the town has many interesting individual shops well worth a browse.

Driffield is famous for its annual agricultural show each July, the largest one day agricultural show in the country.


The historic market town of Beverley is one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets.

The splendid 13th century Beverley Minster is worth a visit.

Beverley Racecourse is on the unique Beverley Westwood for an enjoyable afternoon or evening at the races.

Beverley has a wealth of upmarket shops, a large outdoor market each Saturday and an excellent choice of pubs and restaurants.

For music lovers, the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival is held each May, and a folk festival in June.

An annual food festival is held each October in the market place.

Beverley Minster

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