Introducing East Riding of Yorkshire
In command of Yorkshire's East Riding – the only one of Yorkshire's three original Viking 'thirds' to retain its name – is the tough old sea dog known as Hull, a no-nonsense port that looks to the North Sea for its livelihood. Just to its north, and in complete contrast to Hull's salt and grit, is the East Riding's most attractive town, Beverley, with lots of Georgian character and one of England's finest churches.
Stretching north from Hull and Beverley are the Yorkshire Wolds, a swell of gently rolling, chalky hills that reach the coast in a splash of white sea cliffs at Flamborough Head. Close by there are some classic seaside towns – bucket-and-spade Bridlington and the rather more upmarket Filey – while further south the coastline tapers away into the strange and other-wordly landscape of sand dunes and tussock grass that is Spurn Head.