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Postcode: DN14 | code search
Population: 17600
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Old George Inn
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Old George Inn
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Briarcroft Hotel
"nice and clean, comfortable and warm and in a quiet location;very good breakfast - pleasant and friendly hosts. very good value for money.

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Unusually for a town nearly 50 miles inland, the East Riding town of Goole derives most of its income from the sea – indeed it was largely created as a new town in the early 19th century when the waterways between the South Yorkshire coalfield and Goole were improved, and two docks built where coal brought on barges could be loaded onto seagoing vessels for shipment to ports in Britain and beyond. The town does have roots before that time. Its name, rather unenticingly, is said to come from the Anglo-Saxon for open sewer, or a little more palatably to mean outlet of a river – in this case, the Don, the stretch near Goole though is known locally as the Dutch River because of the engineering work done by Dutchman Cornelius Vermuyden in diverting its course and draining Hatfield Chase, supposedly to enable Charles I to be able to plan his hunts there and not worry if it would be flooded. Hatfield was the site of a significant battle in 633 between the forces of Penda of Mercia and Edwin of Northumbria. Edwin lost, and paid with his life. The docks at Goole remain important, the original 1826 pair still in use, but with more added since. It is a major container port, with services linking the town with ports all over the world, providing employment for many of the town’s 17,600 population. Many of the local attractions are linked with the sea and the canals – for example it has a fine Waterways Museum; there is a floating gallery that in a previous existence was a working barge; and nearby is what is claimed to be the largest tidal reedbed in the country, the RSPB bird sanctuary at Blacktoft. Even the names of some of the town’s pubs remind the visitor of that relationship with the water: The Steam Packet; The Ship Inn; and the New Bridge Inn.


Goole Museum & Art Gallery
Howden Minster
RSPB Blacktoft Sands
Waterways Museum (The)


Briarcroft Hotel *book online*
Premier Inn Goole *book online*


Woodside Café

Caravan Park

Whitgift Hall Caravan Site

Care Home

Beech Tree House Care Home
Sandhall Park


Dance - Boothferry Dancentre


Dental Surgery
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Estate Agent

Halifax Property Services
Otisdale Estate Agents
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Townend Neville E

Golf Club

Boothferry Golf Club


North Eastern Hotel


Goole Market

Performing Arts

Butterfly Dance Studios
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

Pub and Bar

Macintosh Arms
Old George
Old George Inn
Railway Tavern
Ship Inn
Steam Packet


Hungry Fox Inn
Mariani Restaurant
Old George Inn
Railway Tavern
Rose & Crown Inn
Ship Inn
Tudor Grill Restaurant


Bailey & Haigh


A-2-B Taxis
Arrow Cabs
B C Taxis
G & D Cars
Helen's Taxis
Johns Taxis


Vermuyden Veterinary Practice

Sports Clubs

Goole Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Goole RFC (Rugby Union)
Goole Tennis Centre (Tennis)
Goole Town CC (Cricket)


Daisy Chain Floral Arrangements
California Gardens
Coggrave Chemist
Garner Opticians
Rachel Horner Ltd
Love Food

Flowers by Anne-Marie


West End Riding Stables(Riding)

Places to Stay near Goole

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North Eastern Hotel (0.09 miles)

North Eastern Hotel
The North Eastern Hotel is a family run public house situated in the town centre of Goole. It was built in 1869. Until about 3 years ago the Hotel was run down so the Landlords ... More | visit website
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The Lowther Hotel (0.28 miles)

The Lowther is a Grade II* listed hotel, located alongside Goole docks, just 10-minutes’ walk from the town centre. Boutique-style bedrooms each feature a flat-screen TV and iPod docking station.

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Briarcroft Hotel (0.45 miles)

Briarcroft Hotel
The Briarcroft Hotel is situated on the edge of the historic Port and Town of Goole, just minutes from junction 36 of the M62 making an ideal base for touring or business in Yorkshire. ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Goole (1.73 miles)

Premier Inn Goole
Ideally located within easy reach of the M62. Conveniently located for Goole train station. For shops and local amenities Goole town centre is only 2 miles away. Our Goole Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly ... More | visit website
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Minster View Country Hotel (2.80 miles)

Minster View Country Hotel

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This family-run hotel offers clean, comfortable accommodation at great-value rates in a convenient location, opposite the historic Howden Minster and less than a mile from junction 37 of the M62. The hotel’s ... More

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The Bay Horse (5.30 miles)

The Bay Horse
The recently fully refurbished Bay Horse pub/restaurant is in the heart of the rural countryside of east yorkshire. Only a few miles away are the towns of Thorne, Goole and Selby. The Bay Horse offers ... More | visit website
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The River Don Tavern & Lodge (5.94 miles)

The River Don Tavern & Lodge
The River Don Tavern & Lodge is a delightful village inn with self-contained ground floor en-suite rooms, next to the beer garden / orchard, with ample parking. Pets are allowed in some rooms, and disabled ... More | visit website
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Carlton Towers (6.73 miles)

Carlton Towers
Carlton Towers is a magnificent stately home, first recorded in the Domesday Book. Set in acres of parkland, this historic country house offers superb luxury accommodation with 13 double bedrooms, 2 twins and a single. ... More | visit website
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Thorne Central Guest House (7.43 miles)

Thorne Central Guest House

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Located in the historic Market Town of Thorne, 11 miles northeast of Doncaster, boasts a wealth of nearby attractions for visitors including Thorne Moors. Access is easy with the M18 ... More

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Thorne Central Guest House (7.43 miles)

Located in the historic Market Town of Thorne, 11 miles northeast of Doncaster, boasts a wealth of nearby attractions for visitors including Thorne Moors. Access is easy with the M18 / M180 motorways nearby, two ... More | visit website

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