Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Hunmanby nestles between the Yorkshire Wolds and the coast. It has a great range of facilities including locally run shops, a good choice of refreshments from cafes to public houses and a country hotel, and the renowned Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery. You'll also find a golf course, a popular Community Centre that offers regular live performances, and a fishing lake - plus, the stunning beach at Hunmanby Gap is just a short distance..
Now a modern working village, Hunmanby is steeped in history. Named by the Danes 'Hundemanvi' which translates to ‘farmstead of the hounds’, dating from when wolves were hunted on the chalklands of the Wolds, the village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, but its past goes back much further. Archaeological finds include Roman pottery and Iron Age flint axes and arrowheads. In the Middle Ages, it was an important market town in the East Riding, and as travel in England expanded through the centuries, it was on a main stagecoach route. Its railway station opened in 1847, less than 20 years after the first commercial train took to the rails.
Today, it has regular bus and train services to neighbouring resorts. Hunmanby Station, on the main Scarborough-Hull line, is a great gateway to the village and a Community Rail Awards winner . At the station, you will find information racks with leaflets giving details of our flowers, heritage, and real ale trails. The best way to appreciate the village is on foot, using these leaflets to guide you.
Hunmanby offers one of the widest range of village accommodations in the Scarborough area, and the village is a great base from which to explore the coast and the Wolds. For keen walkers, there are pleasant routes to the sandy beaches of Filey, Primrose Valley and Hunmanby Gap, and connections to longer-distance footpaths including the Centenary Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail. For the cyclist, the Wolds Cycle Way awaits, and National Sustrans Route from Dover to Orkney, plus the 'big sky' rides on the quiet country lanes of the Wolds.
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