Location Guide

Holderness Location Guide

About the region

The Holderness region of the East Riding of Yorkshire provides a mix of bustling towns and picturesque, quiet villages close to the coast and areas of outstanding natural beauty. At the heart of the region is the popular seaside town of Withernsea, boasting an attractive promenade and the stage for a host of summer activities. Stretching from the stunning Flamborough Head, just north of Bridlington, down to Spurn Point Nature Reserve, a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust owned sand spit which is over 3 miles long, and is a feeding ground for thousands of wading birds, Holderness has something to offer all ages.

Great Schools in Holderness

Great Schooling

People moving to the Holderness region have a great choice of primary schools which are based in many of smaller villages such as Burstwick, Burton Pidsea, Keyingham, Thorngumbald, Patrington, Easington, Roos, as well as Withernsea Primary School.

The main secondary school in the area is Withernsea High School, which benefitted from £13m improvement programme in 2015, adding modern new teaching science, technology and sports facilities.

Getting around in Holderness

Getting around

The region benefits from excellent road and rail links. Regular bus services run from villages into focal points such as Withensea, and into the city of Hull, which has excellent rail links to Beverley, York, Leeds and direct trains to London. Hull also boasts international links to Europe through the P&O Pride of Hull, Pride of Rotterdam and Pride of York Ferries to Holland and Zeebrugge.

Things to do in Holderness

Things to do

Whether you’re after a bit of fun in the amusement arcades on Withernsea seafront, or after relaxing and admiring the beautiful countryside, Holderness boasts many fantastic days out. Withernsea’s large selection of shops offers some retail therapy, whilst the Lighthouse Museum is another popular attraction. Withernsea Carnival is not to be missed, with 9 days of entertainment for all the family throughout the town each July, whilst the annual Pirate Festival in the Valley Gardens is a must for the kids in August.

Eating out in Holderness

Wine & Dine

Whether you’re looking for that extra special night out for a meal or just in need of a quiet relax with coffee and cake in one of the many welcoming tea rooms and cafes in the region’s villages and towns, Holderness offers a wide range of options. Of course, those prepared to travel a little further afield can benefit from the influx of new bars and restaurants in Hull, the City of Culture in 2017.

Leisure time in Holderness

Leisure time

There’s plenty of activities available across the region to make the most of your leisure time. For golfers, excellent courses can be found in both Withernsea and Burstwick. Hull offers a whole host of leisure time activities, from the award-winning The Deep visitor attraction to numerous cinemas and the Gravity trampoline park, opened in August 2016. Withernsea’s Pavilion Leisure Centre boasts excellent facilities, both wet and dry, with its superb swimming pool, gym, sauna, sports hall and squash courts.

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