East Yorkshire, whose name was derived from one of the historic ridings in England - the East Riding of Yorkshire, is one of the districts in the country with authority status. Such status implies the existence of a local government unit in the area that performs all the functions that, without said authority, would otherwise be performed by the national government. As a district, it borders, North Lincolnshire, Norst East Lincolnshire, Doncaster, Hull, Selby, Scarborough and Ryedale. In addition, East Yorkshire is also a ceremonial county whereby a lieutenant is appointed for ceremonial purposes. As such county, it includes in its jurisdiction Kingston upon Hull City, and borders Lincolnshire, North and South Yorkshire.
Considering its landscape of low hills, low fertile plains, the Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds, the economy is primarily agriculture based. At the moment, there are no established industrial centres in the district and only a few large settlements are found therein. The maritime aspect and open nature of the county as well as the fact that there is a scarcity of urban developments in the area have made it a high target for energy generation from renewable sources. In addition, the area has a seaside and rural character that tourists find particularly peaceful, not to mention the fact that the percentage of retired residents therein is considerably higher than average.
Yorkshire Wolds Way – This is a national long distance foot oath that runs for 127 kilometres or 79 miles. The route passes through or is close to several following places, starting from Hessle and all the way to Filey.
Beverley Minster – It is one of the biggest parish churches in England. Built in the 11th century, this historic building features Purbeck Marble columns and the richly decorated Lady Eleanor Percy’s tomb.
Closest Airport: Robin Hood Airport – 32.9 Miles
Closest City Centre: Hull – 28.5 Miles
Closest must see location outside East Yorkshire: The Deep – 28.8 Miles