A traditional farming village nestling on the edge of the Yorkshire wolds, Hunmanby was once believed to be Britain’s largest village - it was classified as a town until the 1960s).
A pretty and welcoming village known as the ‘gateway to the Yorkshire wolds’, it’s an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and within easy reach of three much-loved seaside resorts – Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington.
The village still has a market cross – now headless – and takes much of its character from the many remaining traditional chalk houses, often thatched single-storey dwellings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, many of them extended by having extra storeys added in the 1900s. Other historical attractions include a delightful 12th century church, and a 19th century lock-up known as ‘The Black Hole’.
The Orchard Farm Holiday Village has a miniature railway running through grassland and round a lake, with the trains worked mainly by an ex-Morecambe Bay diesel loco.