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Goole

Discover Goole

Goole's maritime history and industrial past is written into its skyline.

Alongside tall cranes and derricks, you'll find distinctive water towers and proud Victorian buildings.

Walk into the centre and you'll discover a new Goole, a bustling vehicle-free shopping centre with its own market hall and an abundance of quiet gardens and parks.

About Goole

Goole is a port town and civil parish on the River Ouse in East Yorkshire. The town's historic county is the West Riding of Yorkshire.

According to the 2011 UK census, Goole parish had a population of 19,518, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 17,600.

It is 16 miles north-east of Doncaster, 19 miles south of York and 29 miles west of Hull.

The town has the United Kingdom's furthest inland port, being about 50 miles from the North Sea.

It is capable of handling nearly 2 million tonnes of cargo per year, making it one of the most important ports on England's east coast.

Goole is twinned with Złotów in Poland. Goole was informally twinned with Gibraltar in the 1960s; at that time, Gibraltar Court was named in Goole and Goole Court was named in Gibraltar.

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