Founded by the Saxons, Driffield is a sleepy, ancient market town and known as the 'capital' of the Yorkshire Wolds.
At the very heart of the Wolds, Driffield exudes a quintessential charm that colours all the village attractions, including the interesting shops, popular markets, Victorian architecture and the variety of fascinating historical sites. A walk by the waterside will build up an appetite for lunch in one of the charming historical hostelries.
The lofty tower of All Saint's Church has watched over the village for more than five hundred years. Incorporating stunning 12th Century stone carving, glass chandeliers from the Georgian period and modern stained glass, this church is a fascinating insight into the passing of time.
Driffield is surrounded by some of the most scenic walking routes in the UK. History lovers will appreciate the ramble over Moot Hill, passing an ancient Roman settlement on the way. This is an area that is rightly proud of its agricultural heritage, which is well represented by a visit to at Cruckley Animal Farm, where the children can spend the day tending to animals including rabbits, pigs, goat and even peacocks. Also close by are two of Yorkshire's finest country houses; Burton Agnes from the Elizabethan era and Sledmere House with its wonderful gardens.
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