East Riding of Yorkshire, or simply East Yorkshire, is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a ceremonial county of England. There are few large settlements and no industrial centres. The area is administered from the ancient market and ecclesiastical town of Beverley.
East Yorkshire district is split into three parts. The Wolds area takes the form of an elevated, gently rolling plateau, cut by numerous deep, steep-sided, flat-bottomed valleys of glacial origin. The Holderness landscape is dominated by deposits of till, boulder clays and glacial lake clays. These were deposited during the Devensian glaciation.
The western part of the landscape is generally low lying and flat although minor ridges and glacial moraines provide some variations in topography.
Things to do
This lovely corner of England boasts a cosmopolitan city, colourful seaside resorts, a jaw-dropping coastline and miles and miles of tranquil countryside.
As you'd expect from this part of Yorkshire, you can still experience a real seaside holiday here. Donkey rides and fun fairs... beach front cafes and ice cream parlours... sea-fresh crab sandwiches and fish 'n' chips...innocent holidays that the family will remember for ever.
Pretty villages, with quaint houses, village ponds, and relaxing country inns surround Beverley and the other market towns here in East Yorkshire, all with a history and distinction of their own.
AttractionsVisit Hull and East Yorkshire
Official tourist informationBurton Constable Hall
One of the most fascinating country houses, Burton Constable is a large Elizabethan mansion set in a 300-acre park with nearly 30 rooms openThe RSPB: Blacktoft Sands
Come to Blacktoft Sands throughout the year and see how many of our 270 species of birds you can see