In The Area  

Driffield’s central location makes it an excellent base from which to explore the beautiful East Yorkshire countryside and the spectacular Yorkshire coast. 

AROUND EAST YORKSHIRE 

Nearby towns include Beverley, Bridlington, Malton, and Market Weighton, and the historic cities of York and Hull are only 29 and 22 miles away respectively. 
 
The local landscape is also dotted with pretty villages, panoramic views, and gentle rolling hills, making it very popular for walking, cycling, and photography. 
On Driffield’s doorstep are the picturesque rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds, which have been the subject of many of artist David Hockney’s paintings. Also just a short drive away are some of the most distinctive landmarks of the Yorkshire coastline: the towering chalk cliffs at Bempton which are home to 250,000 seabirds, the historic harbour in Bridlington, the ancient lighthouses at Flamborough, and miles of golden sand. 

HISTORIC BUILDINGS 

Within easy reaching distance from Driffield are two stunning stately homes: Sledmere House and Burton Agnes Hall. Sledmere House – in the picturesque village of the same name – was built in 1790 by the Sykes family. Its 100ft long library, exquisite Turkish room, and gardens by Capability Brown attract visitors from all over the UK. The statuesque and treasure-filled Burton Agnes Hall has been described as “the perfect English house”, ranked along side the likes of Windsor Castle and Chatsworth. 

TOPHILL LOW NATURE RESERVE 

Tophill Low Nature Reserve is situated four miles from Watton village on the A164 Beverley to Driffield road. An active Yorkshire Water Treatment Works built in 1959, it formally opened as a Nature Reserve in 1993 and features 12 hides spread across a 300 acre site that flanks the River Hull. 
 
Click here for further information: Tophill Low Nature Reserve