About the Town
A host of friendly cafes and public houses in the town provide good quality local food and drink for residents and visitors alike.
The weekly market (held each Thursday in the town centre) brings shoppers flocking to the town, although it is the annual Driffield Show which really draws the crowds. Held each summer at the Showground, the event is the largest one-day agricultural show in the UK, attracting over 25,000 visitors from all over the country.
The town has a rich and colourful history dating back to Neolithic times, including the burial of a king, an Anglo-Saxon palace, witchcraft, the arrival of the canal in the 18th century and the railway in the 19th century, and some of the finest nineteenth century colour printing ever seen.
For generations Driffield’s prosperity was tied to agriculture, but in recent years it has adapted very successfully to the need for new sources of prosperity. In the last decade the number of residents has grown as word has spread about what a great place this is to live and work.
GREAT TRANSPORT LINKS
Another contributing factor in Driffield’s growing popularity is the excellent road and rail links. The town is an easy place for visitors to get to, and it is very well connected to the rest of the region for those who live here and/or have businesses here.