2017 sees nearby Hull nominated as 'City of Culture' but before then:
Some major festivals still to take place in the town this year:
A collection of churches in the county refurbished to the highest standards in the 19th century by the Sykes family. An unprecedented level of generosity that has left a treasure trove of jewels to enjoy – and it will take several visits to do them all.
The wealth generated by the agricultural richness of East Yorkshire translated into stone, ending at one of the strangest pieces of English coastline.
From wealthy manorial church to humble farmstead place of worship, four contrasting churches with fascinating histories.
Selby Abbey, Howden Minster and Holy Trinity, Hull. Each narrowly avoiding total destruction and standing proud today.
One of the finest Gothic buildings in Britain, today a huge parish church and able to boast a long and very illustrious history. Special tours in roof available. Also St Mary’s Church, Beverley. Once the Minster’s chapel of ease, since the Reformation a remarkable parish church in its own right.