Holderness - Things to Know Before Visiting
Holderness, Hull HU12 9HT, UK
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The Holderness Coast is located on the east coast of England. It extends 61km from Flamborough in the north to Spurn Point in the south. Holderness was the name of an ancient administrative area called a wapentake until the 19th century, when its functions were replaced by other local government bodies, particularly after the 1888 Local Government Act. The city of Kingston upon Hull lies in the south-west corner of Holderness and Bridlington borders the north-east but both are usually considered
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Tunstall Beach is a rural sandy beach, set amongst low craggy cliffs. It is a tranquil setting popular with couples and young families. There is a raised peat bed that was once a large mere (marsh), with a settlement known as Sand-le-Mere which can be seen at low tide. Tunstall is the perfect spot for those wanting to get away from it all. Set amongst low cliffs Tunstall beach is a tranquil setting popular with young families.
St Andrew's stands in a large peaceful churchyard at the southern end of the hamlet. With wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, this village church, completed in 1877, boasts a striking 32-metre spire. The church is in the Transitional style, with an Italian feel. The exuberant Victorian interior - designed as a complete, unified scheme by G E Street - is particularly impressive.
Burton Constable Hall, near Hull, is one of Yorkshire's finest country houses. This fascinating Elizabethan gem nestles in over 300 acres of natural parkland and offers visitors unrivalled access to 30 rooms of faded splendour that are filled with fine furniture, paintings and sculpture.
Withernsea’s Lighthouse is one of only a handful of lighthouses built inland, standing 127 feet (38m) high in the middle of the seaside town. It closed in 1976 after 82 years service and now serves as a memorial to local girl Kay Kendal 1950s famous film star, and includes a video film of excerpts from well-known films and memorabilia. Formerly owned and run by Trinity House of London, it ceased operation on 1 July 1976 and is now used as a museum.
The Withernsea Pier, Promenade, Gas & General Improvement Co. was formed in 1871. Work on the 1196 foot structure began in 1875 to the design of Thomas Cargill. It opened in August 1877 having cost £12,000. There was a saloon on the pier-head and a large brick-built gateway. Day-trippers from Hull helped generate a small profit.
Patrington's parish church is known as The Queen of Holderness, and for good reason. This is a real gem of a church, one of the most enjoyable parish churches in England. It was such a unity of design and quality of architecture; an almost perfect example of Decorated Gothic style. The church is a Grade I listed building and attracts a lot of tourists too.
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East Riding of Yorkshire is a no-nonsense sort of place. Its largest city, Hull - more properly known as Kingston upon Hull, is where the county's beating heart lies. It is a solid city that just gets on with the business in hand, which in this case is shipping. Hull is still very much a busy commercial port.