East Riding of Yorkshire

An area of England encompassing chalk hills and the Vale of York, East Yorkshire is an agricultural county with nature reserves and scenic beauty, though there are parts which have historic towns and seaside resorts. Facing the North Sea, East Yorkshire provides sandy beaches, harbours and pretty bays along its coastline.

Places to visit


Humber bridge, Beverly Minster, Hornsea Mere, Skipsea castle, Flamborough Head lighthouse, Bempton Cliffs, Sewerby Hall and gardens, Withernsea.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Andrew Marvell (poet)

Philip Larkin

Winifred Holtby

The Brontë Sisters

Joanne Harris

Kate Atkinson

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Gervase Phinn

Winifred Holtby

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