PRESENT DAY HORNSEA
Located on Yorkshire's beautiful East coast, with its peaceful Blue Flag beach, quaint promenade and towering Victorian folly, Hornsea is a quintessential British seaside resort.
Once well known for its pottery production, the town is now home to Yorkshire's largest freshwater lake which boasts over 250 species of birds and plenty of opportunities for sailing, fishing or feeding your leftover crusts to the ducks and swans.
Hornsea's wide promenade is wonderful for taking in the fresh sea air.
If you're longing for a relaxing break then Hornsea is the ideal coastal hideaway, with its charming seafront, historic folly and peaceful nature reserve. This pretty town also marks the eastern end of the Trans Pennine Trail, so if you fancy tackling the scenic 215 mile walk, cycle ride or pony trek, this will be your finishing line and the location of your well-deserved victory pint.
For such a small town, Hornsea boasts plenty of interesting local history. The award-winning Hornsea Folk Museum is full of interactive displays and the largest collection of Hornsea Pottery in the world.
Opposite the museum stands Bettison Folly, a Grade Two listed building, built in the 19th century and decorated with locally made ‘treacle' bricks.
Burton Constable Hall, an Elizabethan mansion set in 300 acres of parkland, is also a fascinating place to spend an afternoon as is Wassand Hall a large Regency House which has been in one family ownership since 1520 and enjoys beautiful walled gardens, woodland walk and half-mile park walk with views of Hornsea Mere which belongs to the Estate.
From country farms to carnivals, there's plenty of family-friendly attractions in Hornsea and the surrounding area.
Visit Hornsea in July to join the annual carnival, with stalls, rides and a brilliant fireworks display. Also, make time for the well-maintained Trans Pennine Trail, which is a great place to walk, cycle and stop for a picnic lunch.
Don't miss Hornsea Freeport, Yorkshire's original Freeport Outlet, which is open all year round and the trained eye is sure to bag a bargain!!