Hunmanby Tourist Information
A traditional farming village with a thriving community, Hunmanby was once believed to be Britain’s largest village - (it was classified as a town until the 1960s) but now with a population of approximately 3,400, it's the largest village on the Yorkshire wolds.
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.
Popular with holidaymakers and those who enjoy the outdoors, the village of Hunmanby boasts some lovely walking and cycling routes and is ideally positioned on the long distance National Cycle Route 1 (or NCR 1) - a route of the National Cycle Network, running from Dover to the Shetland Isles.
The name Hunmanby is Anglo-Saxon for the farmstead of the houndsman. 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.