BOOK EAST YORKSHIRE HOTELS

stuff->CountyName

East Yorkshire

Featured Destination

July 2019: Blackpool and the Lancashire Coast

It’s illumination time in Blackpool. Lancashire in October is not likely to be your choice for a sunshine break, but that is not why ...More
More Uk destinations

Information

County Town: Beverley
Population: 600,000
East Yorkshire Jobs
East Yorkshire Tips Page
County Reviews
Rather interesting East Yorkshire facts
East Yorkshire weather
Visitor reports
Your opinion of East Yorkshire
Famous Dates
Famous People

Interesting East Yorkshire facts

Famous Sussex People

Beverley
Did you know that Beverley is named after Beavers (the name means Beaver Clearing), once common in the area? The town crest still has a beaver on it. The animals were sadly hunted to extinction in Britain many centuries ago: partly for their fur; but more strangely because the church regarded the water-dwelling animals as fish not meat for fasting purposes, so eating beaver was allowed on holy days with the Pope’s blessing.
Hull
Did you know that the largest parish church in England is Holy Trinity in Hull? At least the largest by area – the lovely St Nicholas’s in Great Yarmouth claims to be the largest such building. The vast Holy Trinity, now Grade I listed, dates from about 1300. At the other end of the dimensional scale, it contains woodwork including his trademark mice-carvings by Robert ‘Mousey’ Thompson.
Londesborough
Did you know that it was at a great council in Londesborough in 627 that Edwin, King of Northumbria, was persuaded to adopt Christianity and throw off his previous pagan views? According to Bede Edwin’s high priest, Coifi, spoke in favour of the new religion; and Paulinus explained its principal tenets. The council either took place at the King’s summer encampment, or his royal palace. When Edwin chose to become Christian the nearby temple at Goodmanham was immediately burned.

Famous East Yorkshire people

Adrian Haworth | Alfred Matthews | Amy Johnson | Andrew Marvell | Brian Rix | Edward Milne | Henry Kettlewell | Ian Carmichael | J Arthur Rank | Jean Rook | Luke Campbell | Maureen Lipman | Naomi Mitchison | Richard Herring | Sir Tom Courtenay | Stevie Smith | William Kent | William Wilberforce | Winifred Holtby |

Read visitor reports on this area

Brit Quote:
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting. - Sir Tom Stoppard
More Quotes

On this day:
Stirling Castle Falls to Edward I - 1304, Euston opens as 1st London Station - 1837, FA Cup is formed - 1871, Botham’s Greatest Ashes Day - 1981
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages