Driffield Essentials

Welcome to Driffield

Few locations capture the relaxed charm of the Wolds like Driffield. Founded in Saxon times, the thriving town centre has retained its sleepy rural character and brings together the vivid history, culture and flavour of the surrounding countryside. Explore the 500-year-old tower or the Elizabethan glamour of Burton Agnes, dip into haunted pubs and award-winning markets. Or, go with the flow and leave it all behind with a walk on the waterside.

History and Heritage

The 110ft tower of All Saint's Church has been a landmark for over five centuries. Step inside and you'll be rewarded with 12th-century stone carvings, Georgian chandeliers and 20th-century stained glass pieces. The nearby Elizabethan stately home of Burton Agnes is also well worth a visit. From the grand gardens and flamboyant Turkish room to the galleries of French impressionist paintings and tapestries, few homes are more ornate or more suited to long, lazy afternoons.

Families Days Out

Nature is never more than a short walk away in Driffield and the town is criss-crossed with scenic paths and trails. Take a leisurely ramble to Moot Hill and the site of a Roman settlement or plan a picnic next to the shimmering Driffield Beck.

Food and Drink

Taste the character of the Yorkshire Wolds and East Yorkshire when you sip a beer from Wold Top Brewery, an award-winning micro brewery in Wold Newton. You can also grab a pint and some good old pub grub at The Old Star or The Star Inn. If you are a real foodie, why not take your cooking to the next level with a class at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School?

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