Hornsea Things to Do
The Mere is Yorkshires largest inland water area. Its popular with yacht owners and rowing boats can be hired to take out on the lake. There is a cafe and gift shop and this area is well worth a visit if you are in the area.
This children's farm is a popular attraction for the under 10s and centres on a play barn. There are shire horses, pigs, cows and many other animals to see. The two shire horses take visitors around the farm on horse drawn tours.
Daily until September 9 , 2007.
£3 / £2.50 with under 3s free.Related to:
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This is a living museum set in an 18th century famrhouse that tells the story of North Holderness life. There is a particularly good photo display and a section on the now closed Hornsea Pottery.
Only open from April to October it costs £2.50 and is open 11:00 to 17:00 and 14:00 to 17:00 on Sundays.
Well worth a visit.
59 Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1NB, GB
A new traditional fish and chip restaurant (2013) in the main shopping street. The seating is in partitioned tables with the food preparation area at the rear of the restaurant. This is also the counter for take away orders. Harper's are expanding across the area and are building a reputation for quality fish. The fish is beautifully cooked and white and meaty. Served with a alas and chips and peas this is the best place in Hornsea for fish and chips. £19.00 for two large meals with tea and bread and butter.
Hornsea's only Chinese restaurant - good service and friendly staff. Meals are £5.95 for a three course Sunday lunch and evening meals start at £5.85.
Open at lunchtime and from 17:00 until late but closed Monday.
We have eaten twice here recently (summer 2010). This is a small and intimate typical Chinese restaurant decorated in the same way hundreds of such restaurants across England are but the food is exceptionally good. Service is efficient and the staff - a mix of Chinese and English are pleasant and helpful and there is never any rush to move you on and a meal here (we get the banquets for two) can last over 2 hours. The clientele are mainly couples or small groups.
The bar area is a little cramped and the restrooms small and in my opinion a little too close to the bar but this is an old building and conversion would be difficult.
Recommended.(closed due to a fire mid 2013).
Favorite Dish: The Chinese banquet is very good .Related to:
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This newly refurbished cafe opens early at 7:30 and closes at 16:30 (Sunday 08:00 to 16:00) and has oak coloured tables with attractive wall designs. The kitchen is on full view which I think is a good thing in an eating place and there are some outside tables.
A wide range of food from breakfasts (£4.99) which includes unlimited toast to lunches such as bangers and mash, scampi and sandwiches amongst a varied menu.
Service is good and friendly and efficient.
On Saturday nights the owner has a steak night from 18:00 to 21:00 and a three course meal for two with wine is £29.95.
Favorite Dish: The breakfasts are recommended.Related to:
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Hornsea Freeport is an attractive outlet shopping village to the south of the town. There is a bus service from the town but otherwise unless you drive there it would be a 15 minute walk.
There are a good variety of shops selling mainly clothes and housewares but there should be something for everyone.
The goods in all shops are discounted upto 60% and this is because they are mainly last years designs, seconds or designs coming off production runs.
The shopping park is clean and well maintained with various cafes and restaurants serving a wide variety of dishes. It is open everyday and has plenty of free parking. The landscaping is especially attractive.
Other attractions within include a model village, Butterfly World, Moto Race way, crazy golf and an adventure playground.
What to buy: The crystal and Wedgewood pottery are sold at very attractive prices but bear in mind the things for sale are at the end of their production life and replacement pieces may be difficult to find.
What to pay: Various prices but up to 60% off name brands.Related to:
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Hornsea Warnings and Dangers
To the south of the town coastal erosion is a problem. Hornsea itself was once an inland town with three villages past it now lost to the North Sea. As the photo shows the cliffs are very low and crumble easily in to the sea and many feet of coast line are lost to the North Sea every year although Hornsea with its sea defences is quite safe.
If walking on the cliffs walk well away from the edge of the cliff.
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