Brough

Trains to Brough

First Hull Trains takes you to the small town of Brough, situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds and overlooking the Humber Estuary. The town dates back to Roman times when it was the northern Humber ferry terminal for the major Roman road running from London to York (Eboracum), and many of the road names reflect these Roman origins.

Brough has grown in recent years with a number of new housing developments and increased rail links with First Hull Trains. There are a number of local shops and restaurants, as well as a golf club founded in 1891. There are three pubs, one of which is the Ferry Inn (only 200 metres from the station), which is the only actual documented home of highwayman Dick Turpin - and believed to be the place where he was arrested. Sometime around June 1737 Turpin boarded at the Ferry Inn at Brough, under the alias of John Palmer (or Parmen). Turpin travelled between and resided in Brough, until his capture and execution for horse theft in 1739.

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