It is certainly worth taking a trip with First Hull Trains to Howden, a small Georgian inspired market town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, with some beautifully preserved narrow cobbled streets and restored buildings. Howden is perhaps most famous for the iconic Howden Minster, mentioned in the doomsday book and dating back to the eighth century.
Howden has some beautiful Georgian architecture, with a variety of specialist shops, tearooms and pubs. In the 19th century, the ‘Horse Fair’ took place in the market square and was renowned throughout Europe as buyers travelled great distances to buy horses for their country's armouries. Today there is a market which takes place in the Shire Hall every Friday.
With additional attractions including the Ashes Cricket Ground and Playing Field and Howden Marsh, Howden has become a popular stop along the First Hull Trains route and a quiet base for exploring further afield.