With a population of 17,263 at the last census, it might be expected that Cottingham would be a market town, but though there is a market this is the largest village in the country (or at least claims to be – others dispute the title). The market is held on the village green every Thursday, continuing a tradition dating back at least to 1200, when King John granted the settlement permission to hold markets. Cottingham is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and the area was inhabited as early as the Bronze Age. Perhaps the architectural highlight of the village is the church of St Mary the Virgin, parts of which date from the 13th century, and it has roots before then – a church in the village is mentioned in documents of 1160. This is a solid and yet elegant building, the nave constructed in the Decorated style in 1320 being particularly impressive. Cottingham is just to the north west of Hull, and that city’s university is of great importance to the place. There are several student residences, helping to enliven the entertainment scene in this most substantial village. University staff members have been attracted to the elegant older houses in the place. And one of Hull’s most famous residents, the poet Philip Larkin, is buried in the Victorian cemetery there. Cottingham has two high streets, King Street and Hallgate, which cross one another. Fittingly for a place with such an ancient history allied to a vibrant modern existence, the village can offer accommodation in a country house hotel of the grand old style – Rowley Manor Hotel – and in a super-modern establishment, the Lazaat. And the visitor will be bound to find a pub to his or her taste in Cottingham, with old and new establishments seemingly on every street in the centre.
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Places to Stay near Cottingham
Lazaat Restaurant Bar Hotel (1.53 miles)
The term Lazaat originates from the combination of two Eastern cultures’ expression for an omni-sensual experience. Stemming from Farsi, the Persian and to a lesser extent, Urdu word, Lazaat fully encompasses the unique feeling that ... More
Innkeepers Lodge (1.56 miles)
The Innkeeper's Lodge Hull is 4 miles from Hull city centre on the A164, this lodge is next to the Willerby Village Toby Carvery, opposite Willerby Shopping Park. All 32 ... More
Willerby Manor Hotel (1.81 miles)
Westfield House (2.57 miles)
Premier Inn Hull North (2.71 miles)Conveniently located for Hull train station. For shops and local amenities Hull city centre is only 4 miles away. Situated on Kingswood retail and leisure park with facilities such as a bowling alley and cinema ... More | visit website
Earlsmere Hotel (2.87 miles)
Pearson Park Hotel (2.94 miles)
Quite simply, the Pearson Park Hotel enjoys the best outlook of any Hotel within the City of Kingston upon Hull.