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East Riding of Yorkshire – Home to the Humber Bridge
Evidence has been found to support inhabitants in the East Riding of Yorkshire from the date of the last ice age and during the Palaeolithic period hunter gatherers followed the animal herds across the land between Europe and Britain. As the vegetation levels increased, the people appeared to settle more in smaller regions
Around 2000 to 800 BC, Bronze Age people built round barrows, which can be found in the Yorkshire Wolds, although two earthen long barrows have been found at Fordon and Kilham that date back to around 3700 BC.
Following the departure of the Romans, Anglo-Saxon settlements appeared in the area, but this changed again after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
In later years (18th and 19th centuries) canals and railways were developed to help transport products to the West Riding of Yorkshire and Hull (for export). The railways also encouraged the start of tourism in the area.
For a short period of time the Humber Bridge was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world, but is currently in fifth place.
Reasons to visit East Riding of Yorkshire
There is certainly plenty of ancient history to be seen in this county and other attractions include Burton Agnes Manor House (an English Heritage property), Sewerby Hall (a grand country house set in landscaped gardens), the Rudston Monolith (the tallest of its kind in the UK), Beverley Minster (the largest parish church in the UK), Howden Minster and Skidby Windmill. You can also find many rivers, canals and interesting footpaths.
Entertainment and Dining in East Riding of Yorkshire
Entertainment facilities in the county are good with theatres, cinemas, nightclubs and pubs. There are also plenty of excellent places to eat such as the Artisan Restaurant in Hessle, Cook’s Endeavour Restaurant in Kingston-upon-Hull and the Westwood Restaurant in Beverley.
Accommodation in East Riding of Yorkshire
You can find a good selection of Guest Houses, B&Bs, self-catering properties and camping sites in the county, along with hotels like the Premier Inn in Kingston-upon-Hull, Beverley Tickton Grange Hotel in Tickton and the Expanse Hotel in Bridlington.