Visit Howden - East Riding Of Yorkshire

Discover Howden

Walk through Howden’s narrow streets to admire its fine Georgian architecture, as well as some attractive shops, historic coaching inns and charming tea rooms. The beautiful Minster is managed by English Heritage. There’s also a small market which takes place each Friday at Howden Shire Hall.

With its quaint streets, unique shops, and welcoming locals, Howden offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or simply looking for a peaceful getaway, Howden promises a memorable visit.

Accommodation in or near Howden

Stay in the charming surrounds or head to Goole for city comforts. Also see our hotels in Howden page.

Picture of The Wellington Hotel

The Wellington Hotel

31 Bridgegate, Howden, DN14 7JG, United Kingdom

1 Bishopgate Court

1 Bishopgate Court, 1 Bishopgate Court, Hailgate, Howden, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 7SF, United Kingdom

Fact Pack – Howden

  1. Howden is a small market town located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
  2. The town is known for its impressive Minster, Howden Minster, which is a Grade I listed building.
  3. Howden was once the capital of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
  4. The town is situated near the River Derwent, which was historically important for trade and transportation.
  5. Howden has a population of around 4,000 people.
  6. The town has a rich history dating back to the Saxon times and was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.
  7. Howden is home to several notable buildings including the Shire Hall and the Bishop’s Manor.
  8. The town hosts an annual Scarecrow Festival, which attracts visitors from all over the region.
  9. Howden was the birthplace of John of Howden, a 13th-century poet and cleric.
  10. The town is surrounded by flat agricultural land, making it a significant area for farming.

Howden on the map

Frequently Asked Questions about Howden, East Yorkshire

What is Howden, East Yorkshire known for?

Howden is known for its stunning Minster, historic architecture, and its peaceful countryside surroundings. It’s a small market town with a rich history.

What are some popular attractions in Howden, East Yorkshire?

Some popular attractions in Howden include Howden Minster, the Ashes Playing Field & Park, and the Market Place. There are also several charming cafes and shops in the town.

How can I get to Howden, East Yorkshire?

Howden is easily accessible by road and rail. It’s located just off the M62 motorway and has a railway station with regular services to Hull, Leeds, and Doncaster.

Where Next?

After exploring the charming market town of Howden in East Yorkshire, there are several nearby places worth visiting. The historic city of York, with its stunning Minster, ancient city walls, and the Jorvik Viking Centre, is just a short drive away. Hull, the 2017 UK City of Culture, offers a vibrant arts scene, fascinating museums, and the impressive Humber Bridge. Nature lovers should head to the Yorkshire Wolds for beautiful rolling landscapes and picturesque walking trails. For a seaside escape, the coastal towns of Bridlington, Scarborough, and Whitby offer sandy beaches, fresh seafood, and the chance to explore the dramatic Yorkshire coastline.

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