What to do and see in Driffield, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

March 23, 2018 Elouise Mccaul

Driffield, also known as Great Driffield, is a market town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The civil parish is formed by the town of Driffield and the village of Little Driffield. By road, it is 70 miles (110 km) north-east of Sheffield, 29 miles (47 km) east of York, 23 miles (37 km) north of Hull, 72 miles (116 km) south-west of Middlesbrough, and 218 miles (351 km) north of London.
Restaurants in Driffield

1. Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes, Driffield YO25 4NB, England +44 1262 490324
Excellent
60%
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8%
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4.5 based on 577 reviews

Burton Agnes Hall

Reviewed By Mark L - Wetherby, United Kingdom

Called here mid week particularly to see the snowdrops - despite there being a bitterly cold biting wind we thoroughly enjoyed our visit & walk through the woods - the Snowdrop display was fantastic & we enjoyed seeing the different wood sculptures too. Walked around the maze & Gardens & we hear there is to be an adventure playground build this Spring - we will most definitely be back to visit the Gardens later in Spring & Summer- Highly Recommended

2. Sledmere House

Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3XG, England +44 1377 236637
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
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2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 221 reviews

Sledmere House

Reviewed By juliepYarm - Bridlington, United Kingdom

Met up with our daughter and grandchildren last Sunday but because of traffic problems we didn’t arrive until 3.45pm and the tearooms shut earlier on Sundays, but we received a warm welcome and enjoyed our Scones and coffee. We weren’t rushed either. Had a quick look in the gift shop as they always have unusual gifts at reasonable prices.
Managed to buy a few Christmas presents and I must say the 2 ladies in the shop are always so pleasant,
Will return soon and hopefully next time we will visit the house and Gardens.

3. Waggoners' Memorial

Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3XG, England
Excellent
40%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Waggoners' Memorial

Reviewed By poggy11 - Harrogate, United Kingdom

First World War memorial to locals with Interesting carvings. It's Close to the Hall so easy to access. Interesting social history of the time and the area. More information available at the Hall.

4. Tophill Low Nature Reserve

Warren Cars | Hutton Cranswick, yo25 9rd, Yorkshire Water, Driffield YO25 9RH, England
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Tophill Low Nature Reserve

Reviewed By Gerry C - York, United Kingdom

An extremely well managed Nature Reserve, managed by Yorkshire Water.
Although off the beaten track, the reserve has everything you could want from a bird watching/photographers perspective.
There is no cafe so take own food/drink. Easy to navigate and relatively flat, the reserve has plenty to offer from woodland to water and you have the opportunity to see lots of birds and mammals associated with the terrain.
There is a charge of around £3.50 including plenty of space to park a car.

5. The Church of Saint Martin

Shady Lane, Burton Agnes, Driffield YO25 4NB, England +44 1904 699500
Excellent
59%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
9%
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

The Church of Saint Martin

Reviewed By Penelope764 - North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

When visiting Burton Agnes Hall please go and see this haven of tranquilliity.Obviously it is loved by all in the village and the exhibition by the schoolchildren is a sight to behold.

6. Barmston Beach

Sands Lane, Driffield YO25 8PJ, England
Excellent
49%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 21 reviews

Barmston Beach

Reviewed By Paul C - Aberdeen

We'd visited Bridlington and Fraisthorpe beach this week, both of which had fees to park. We looked at Trip Advisor and thought we'd visit Barmston to see how the parking was here.
We drove along until we reached the caravan site at the very end and found quite a large FREE car park on the right. After noting a fence around and no visible access to the beach, I asked someone how to get to the beach. I was told the best access route was through the campsite, although there are some "rough" steps down the cliff to the south of the car park.
It wasn't too far through the camp site to a winding path down to the beach.
The tide was way out and the sand stretched for miles. We walked south around an outcrop of rocks and settled on the dry sand nearer the cliffs. The cliffs are obviously eroding away and the beach close to the cliffs is now pebbly.
We spent a lovely 3 hours here and even had a swim in the sea. I took a walk south to a large "groyne" structure. It has water pouring out, so is obviously an outlet for the river to enable folk to walk along the beach without wading through the river.
There were lots of sand flies here - which we'd noticed in Bridlington too. If you sit too long, prepare to be covered in them.

7. Driffield Canal

River Head, Driffield YO25 6NX, England
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Driffield Canal

Reviewed By sharon e - Driffield, United Kingdom

Having moved close by this is a favourite Walk, usually peaceful even on weekdays. The ducks are quite shy if they have eaten already and bread is not their favourite thing. The Canal is very well kept and litter free. A great way to idle a while.

8. Yorkshire Wolds Railway

Beverley Rd | Fimber Halt, Fimber, Driffield YO25 3HG, England +44 1377 338053
Excellent
79%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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7%
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Yorkshire Wolds Railway

The Yorkshire Wolds Railway operates on the track bed of the former Malton & Driffield Railway which ran through the heart of the beautiful chalk wolds between 1853 and 1958. The railway offers cab rides on a restored short section of the line, a Visitor Centre in the renovated coach, teas & coffees and a shop.

Reviewed By TONY M - Nantwich, United Kingdom

Really friendly staff on a lovely liitle piece of railway at Fimber . They is a ride in the cab of a diesel shunter plus a railway coach giving lots of photos 7 history about the railway Well worth a visit TonyMany thanks for your review of the YWR and glad you liked your visit

9. Sir Tatton Sykes Monument

Garton Hill, Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3AJ, England +44 1904 601948
Excellent
27%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sir Tatton Sykes Monument

Reviewed By johnhouston2 - Knaresborough, United Kingdom

Visible for miles around, this marvellous piece of Victorian memorial architecture is impressive. It is a pity that you can no longer ascend to the top, but the location affords marvellous views from ground level in any case.
It's a very peaceful and quiet spot and, if time permits, it's a great place to simply relax or take some splendid walks.

10. Fimber Picnic Site

Fimber, Driffield YO25 9LY, England
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Fimber Picnic Site

Reviewed By 2014Jandy - Nottingham, United Kingdom

We passed this picnic site and decided to stop for a break. Well we were so pleased we did as there are toilet facilities that were the cleanest we have seen. There is a cafe but was closed on the day we stopped. It is only a short walk to the Yorkshire Wolds Railway too. Through the car park and across the busy road to another gate which takes you to the railway. The picnic site itself is lovely for walking starting at a bird feeding area so there are lots of birds close to you on the path. There are picnic tables around the site too. We will definitely stop off again when we are in the area. What a great find!

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