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Hornsea

Hornsea: A Coastal Hideaway

If you're looking for beauty, relaxation and a coastal town that offers something for everyone, then Hornsea is for you. Hornsea is a seaside town with a village feel, a place with plenty of history and tradition. Once a haven for smugglers, it is now a relaxing hideaway that attracts plenty of visitors to its lovely sandy beach and promenade.

A walk to the north end of the promenade will take you to Hornsea's thriving Floral Hall which stages festivals, concerts, plays and dances throughout the year. The town centre boasts plenty of independent shops and cosy tea rooms while, at the southern edge, Hornsea Freeport Shopping Village offers discounted high street brands and attractions that include Bugtopia and Beach Cove.

Hornsea also boasts a state-of-the-art leisure facility offering swimming and gym facilities. This is a welcome treat for those who have hiked or biked their way to this eastern edge of the Trans Pennine Trail - or a great place for keen trekkers to warm up for their walk.

The town will forever be intertwined with Hornsea Pottery, and the award-winning Hornsea Folk Museum contains a world-famous collection compromising 2,500 pieces. The museum's exhibits also take you back to life in the town during the 1880s.

Another attraction is Town's Mere, the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire that is a centre for birdwatching and a popular tourist attraction offering rowing, sailing, boat trips and fishing.

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