Choosing cottages with hot tubs in Driffield will bring you to the charming capital of the Yorkshire Wolds. This is an unassuming rural market town with a really good mix of unique shops as well the better known brands. With traditional tea rooms, great pubs plus a singing barber shop and a beautiful canal, there really is something for everyone in this small friendly town.
The town trail highlights the importance of the historical figure of John Robert Mortimer, a former corn merchant who became a founding father of modern day archaeology. As well as prehistoric burial mounds on the Wolds you’ll discover important locations associated with him in the town.
Just down the high street over the level crossing is the pretty canal, 250 years old and built to connect the town to the River Hull in the 18th century, nowadays Riverhead is a lively tourist attraction. The town’s famous showground hosts one of the largest one day agricultural shows as well as a vintage steam rally and vintage fair.
Not far away are two notable stately homes, Burton Agnes Hall, an Elizabethan historic home and a great day out for the family. Skelmere House is a wonderful country home with stunning gardens, a playground, stables, some fine art and architecture plus an acclaimed terrace cafe and only 8 miles from Driffield.
Walkers have a lovely choice of routes from easy to challenging. There’s a short 3 mile walk around the town taking in Woodland Rise and a Saxon church. A 10 mile walk from the town takes you to the Wolds with gentle slopes and fields plus lovely views. A more challenging circular route, Garton-on-the-Wolds Trial, is also suitable for mountain biking and horse riding and includes a church, the Sir Tatton Sykes Monument and Sledmere House, an interesting combination for a lovey day out in the fresh air.
Hot tub breaks in Driffield are a great base to explore the area and the Wolds really are a hidden gem just waiting to be explored.