20 Attractions to Explore Near Skipsea Castle
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3.39km from Skipsea Castle
A fantastic Indoor market at Skirlington with a great variety of stalls, after a complete refurbishment in 2019. Take a break at The Grainstore or Zoe's Café and watch the bustle of the indoor market. Inside the original farm buildings you will find over 100 stalls, two indoor cafes with the best breakfasts, Jacket potatoes, freshly made sandwiches, and The Cow Shed license bar selling a great value Sunday Lunch.
7.73km from Skipsea Castle
Fraisthorpe Beach is ideal for an enjoyable day out and it's low clay cliffs make it easily accessible for all ages. It has plenty of space to walk and is also popular with Windsurfers. The sea is very shallow for a good way out. There were many pillbox structures lining this section of land during the two World Wars.
Hall Garth Park
8.29km from Skipsea Castle
A beautiful and greenish outdoor park which is a recreational haven for walkers. It also contains a free skatepark specifically designed to suit skaters of all abilities without compromising on fun. A variety of events are held at the park such as the Hornsea and East Riding Cross Country Championship and Hornsea Carnival.
8.43km from Skipsea Castle
Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire, England, which covers an area of 467 acres and lies to the west of Hornsea in the East Riding. It is also a center for bird-watching and a tourist attraction offering rowing, sailing, boat trips, and fishing. One of the iconic attraction which is surrounded by greenery where you can spend some free time in your busy life.
8.43km from Skipsea Castle
An award-winning museum depicts the changing patterns of village life over the past centuries, which was based in an 18th Century farmhouse. Here you can see a Victorian bedroom, a dairy, washhouse, workshops, barn, cart bays full of tools and implements from local industry, railway memorabilia, and of course an almost full range of Hornsea Pottery dating from 1949 to the factory’s closure in 2000.
9km from Skipsea Castle
Wassand Hall is a fine Regency House in beautiful tranquil surroundings between Seaton and Hornsea on the B1244, approximately 12 miles east of Beverley, 18 miles north of Hull. The Estate has been in one family ownership since 1530 and enjoys beautiful walled gardens, woodland walk and half-mile park walk with views of Hornsea Mere which belongs to the Estate.
John Bull World of Rock
9.5km from Skipsea Castle
John Bull's World of Rock is a purpose-built soft play venue for children aged 0-12 years. There are factory demonstrations available Monday-Friday in peak season. The cafe and shop are open all year round 7 days a week with the shop selling a wide range of gifts and treats. Free parking. See and learn the secrets of rock and chocolate production unfold before your very eyes! Taste our delicious range of products at the World of Rock.
Burton Agnes Hall
10.09km from Skipsea Castle
Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan, historic, stately home visitor attraction in East Yorkshire, a fun day out for families. It is a truly magnificent stately house that is also a warm and wonderful home. Burton Agnes Hall is a glorious example of Elizabethan architecture; built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, it has stayed in his family for more than four centuries.
Burton Agnes Manor House
10.09km from Skipsea Castle
A medieval manor house interior, with a rare and well preserved Norman undercroft and a 15th-century roof, all encased in brick during the 17th and 18th centuries. This English Heritage property, located in the village of Burton Agnes, East Riding of Yorkshire, England only a few yards away from the newer Burton Agnes Hall.
Tophill Low Nature Reserve
10.97km from Skipsea Castle
Tophill Low Nature reserve is an active Yorkshire Water treatment works built in 1959. It formally opened as a nature reserve in 1993 and features 12 hides spread across a 300-acre site that flanks the river Hull. The reserve is open daily from 9am to 6pm. Visiting outside of these hours is only available through reserve membership - to obtain this please look here for details. The nature reserve extends further to a total area of 300 acres
Bridlington South Beach
11.03km from Skipsea Castle
Bridlington South Beach is a large beach resort situated on the Yorkshire coast. South beach Bridlington is the more popular of the two beaches and even at high tide there’s still plenty of sandy beach for everyone. There are no opportunities for rock pooling on this beach but it’s a great spot to fly a kite, build a massive sandcastle or go on a donkey ride. South beach Bridlington is the more popular of the two beaches and even at high tide there’s still plenty of sandy beach for everyone.
12.31km from Skipsea Castle
The Driffield Navigation is actually made up of a number of linked waterways situated in East Yorkshire to the north of the Humber. The main part of the route is the River Hull while at the northern end is Frodingham Beck and the Driffield Canal. The navigation gradually became more profitable, and although railways arrived at Driffield in 1846, the navigation continued to prosper and increase its traffic until the 1870s, after which there was a gradual decline.
12.74km from Skipsea Castle
An excellent sand and shingle beach with an attractive promenade and great views of the impressive chalk cliffs of Flamborough Headland. The cliffs are a nesting site for thousands of sea birds and the only mainland nesting site for the Gannet in the UK. One of the iconic attractions in this area and is famous for its natural beauty.
Bridlington Sea Front
12.82km from Skipsea Castle
Bridlington Sea Front is a beautiful place to take a stroll, relax in the sun, and take in the fresh sea air. The promenade stretches for over a mile, and there are plenty of benches where you can sit and watch the world go by. The seafront is set around a bustling harbour busy with fishing boats and pleasure cruises. The harbour is known for its shellfish and lobsters.
12.87km from Skipsea Castle
A lovely stretch of sandy beach between two granite rock breakwaters. Ideal for families and popular for all beach activities. You can have fun hunting for fossils washed out of the cliff but be aware of tide times and steep clay boulder cliffs. YOu can spend some nice time in this calm and beautiful location with your dear ones leaving all the worries in this sea.
The Bayle Museum
12.87km from Skipsea Castle
A Grade I Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument which includes a monastic gatehouse over 800 years old, the gatehouse was once the entrance to Bridlington Priory which amongst the wealthiest monasteries in Yorkshire in the fifteenth century. The Museum was founded in 1928. Its collection is dedicated to the history of the town and the local area. Each year the Museum’s main exhibition, spanning the expanse of the large top floor Courtroom, displays artifacts based on a theme chosen by t
12.98km from Skipsea Castle
Bridlington Priory is a majestic church which was in Bridlington’s Old Town and was founded as an Augustinian monastery in 1113 and was from the start a rich and important religious house. Inside the church, as well as beautiful soaring columns and impressive stained glass windows, visitors can learn about the history of the Priory through a fascinating series of appliquéd pictures. It was one of the main pilgrimage sites in this area as well as a tourist attraction too.
14.17km from Skipsea Castle
This stunning slender pillar is the tallest standing stone in Britain. The stone is hewn out of glomerate Moorstone grit, from the Cleveland Hills, west of Whitby, possibly at Grosmont. It seems likely that the stone marked a prehistoric holy place or worship centre for the indigenous pagan religion, and that Anglo—Saxon missionaries followed the successful strategy of "Christianising" this already sacred object, possibly by fixing a cross to the top.
Sewerby Hall & Gardens
14.5km from Skipsea Castle
Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland, Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone, from the magnificent gardens to the deep rooted heritage of the house.
Danes Dyke Nature Reserve
15.34km from Skipsea Castle
The reserve is part of one of the finest stretches of coastland on the east coast and is the most northerly outcrop of coastal chalk in the British Isles. It covers around 148 acres and was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2002 in recognition of its wildlife value and its importance to the local community. This unique sea and cliff environment is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and its seabird colonies mark it as a Special Protection Area.
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Beeford Rd, Skipsea Brough, Driffield YO25 8TH, UK
The Norman castle at Skipsea, built in about 1086, was the residence and administrative centre of the lords of Holderness. William the Conqueror created the lordship of Holderness, a vast area from the Humber estuary to Bridlington. The most interesting thing about visiting Skipsea Castle is that the site is set in open farmland, so open, in fact, that you can easily see the extent and shape of the bailey banks and ditches that surround the site.