Cottingham is a large village located in the Yorkshire and Humber region in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is about 3.5 miles away from the city centre of Hull and is on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Cottingham rail station connects to various locations across the UK including London, Doncaster, York and Bridlington. The station is conveniently located a short walk away from the centre of Cottingham.

Cottingham Market takes place weekly in the Market Green with over 20 traders and local producers. Other nearby attractions include the Humber Bridge, Skidby Mill and St Mary the Virgin Church, a grade I listed building dating back to the 13th century. There are also two Victorian high streets in Cottingham, Hallgate and King Street, offering a range of food, drink and shopping options.

Cottingham Attractions

Humber Bridge Chris Pepper

Humber Bridge

Ferriby Road, Hessle HU13 0JG

It may be a little outside of town, but no visit to East Yorkshire is complete without a trip to view the awe-inspiring Humber Bridge. As the eighth longest of its type, this impressive suspension bridge carries an average of 120,000 vehicles safely across the Humber each week. It also hosts a farmer’s market every 1st Sunday of the month and the attached Country Park is a 21 acres nature reserve, with nature trails winding through the woods, a bird-feeding station, and sculptures.

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St Mary's Cottingham

Saint Mary the Virgin Church

Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4DD

An active Grade I listed Parish church in the heart of this East Yorkshire village, the earliest part of the current church is the priest’s door which dates to the 13th Century. During Heritage Open Days the church also does tours of the tower which is well worth a visit.

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Skidby Windmill

Skidby Windmill

Skidby HU16 5TF Tel: 01482 848405

Originally built in 1821, Skidby Mill is set in over an acre of land commanding impressive views over the Wolds, and features the Museum of East Riding Rural Life which houses heritage collections including farming and milling collections, and photographs and objects relating to agricultural, rural, and village life.

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Cottingham Restaurants

The Hugh Fitz-Baldric of Cottingham

The Hugh Fitz-Baldric of Cottingham

144 Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BB Tel: 07813 854743

Located in a converted shop on Hallgate, the curiously named Hugh Fitz-Baldric micropub is named after a local Cottingham man from the 1400s who became the first Sheriff of Yorkshire. The nine hand pulls feature some local breweries and there is a selection of box ciders, spirits and gins, with regular music nights already having proved popular.

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Pasco's Italian

Unit 5 Kings Parade King Street, Cottingham HU16 5QQ Tel: 01482 848419

A popular, contemporary Italian in the heart of Cottingham conveniently located a short walk from the rail station, offering a wide menu of Italian favourites such as carbonara and other pasta classics, antipasto, seafood, and pizza. Pasco’s also offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

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Hotels in Cottingham


Lazaat Hotel

Woodhill Way, Cottingham HU16 5SX Tel: 01482 847900

Located on the outskirts of Cottingham set in over 3 acres of garden, Lazaat features 43 beautiful rooms with all the mod cons and breakfast available after a restful night’s sleep. Lazaat also has a hidden-gem restaurant on-site with fresh bread baked daily and vegetarian and gluten-free options, and the venue is a popular choice for hosting weddings and functions.

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Toll Cottage Cottingham

The Toll Cottage

297 Northgate, Cottingham HU16 5RL Tel: 01482 840263

A beautiful, 18th Century cottage with excellent reviews, luxury rooms with the mod cons, and a freshly cooked breakfast every morning. Guests praised the comfy rooms, and enjoyed freshly baked biscuits and scones by the roaring fireplace.

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Shopping in Cottingham

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106 King Street, Cottingham HU16 5QE Tel: 01482 843367

A vegan and gluten-free friendly café and coffee shop in Cottingham with a variety of savoury and sweet offerings available to eat in or take-away. Blondes is dog-friendly and has a range of environmentally friendly products available to purchase also, and have recently launched their own range of Rocky Road cake bars.

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Cottingham Market Day

Market Green, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, HU16 4AU

 With over 20 traders and local producers, this popular market is held every Thursday in the Market Green in Cottingham, with a mix of traditional and modern stalls.

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