Lovers of nature, history buffs, culture vultures - they're all making haste for the East Riding of Yorkshire on their holidays! Natural highlights include the low-lying Yorkshire Wolds and the gorgeous habitat of the white cliffs at Flamborough. Those more drawn to man-made attractions have plenty to pique their interest in the United Kingdom's city of culture, Hull. Probably the most impressive man-made structure in the county, though, is the colossal Humber Bridge. Just a short distance west of Hull, the bridge is close to plenty of hotels.
A Record Breaking Road
At the time of its opening, the Humber Bridge was the longest of its type in the world. It is a huge single-span suspension bridge, which was constructed in the early 1980s as a means of connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire to the enchanted lands of North Lincolnshire, just across the Humber!
The bridge measures a whopping 2,220 metres. That was a world record back in 1981, when the bridge opened to the public. The record stood for some 17 years. Today, those 2,000 odd metres make it the 7th longest bridge of its type, yet it remains a colossal and impressive sight which can be seen for miles around. In busy periods, the bridge sees more than 120,000 vehicles cross over the course of a week. If you're exploring the Yorkshire countryside, you're bound to encounter the Humber Bridge sooner or later.
Hotels in and around Hull
The Humber Bridge crosses the water a short distance west of Hull, which puts it within easy reach of some of the finest hotels in the East Riding of Yorkshire. As the UK's official city of culture through 2017, Hull expects to welcome record numbers of visitors. The city's impressive tourism infrastructure reflects that expectation.
Hull city centre is packed with excellent hotels. Professional guests and lovers of convenience can check into one of several brand hotels such as the Holiday Inn. There are also plenty of independent hotels in town, including numerous welcoming B&Bs.
Closer to the Humber Bridge itself, visitors can check in to the elegant Redcliffe House - a 4-star Edwardian hotel which features its very own English garden.