EXPLORE THIS CHARMING MARKET TOWN

The small East Yorkshire market town of Howden, situated close to Goole, has Georgian architecture, historic coaching inns, and narrow streets, and is home to the impressive Howden Minster. Steeped in history, William the Conqueror gave the town to the Bishops of Durham in 1080. Explore the charming Georgian town centre, or take a peaceful stroll with nature at Howden Marsh wildlife-spotting.

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Howden minster

Howden Minster

High Bridge, Howden, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 7BS Tel: 0370 333 1181

Mentioned in the doomsday book, Howden Minster is a Grade I listed Church. Not only does it date back to the 14th Century, but it is one of the largest and most magnificent churches in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The 135-foot tower dominates the Howden landscape and was built by Bishop Walter Skirlaw around 1390. Although the Chancel collapsed during a thunderstorm on St. Stephen's Day 1696, the ruins remain today (view-able only from the outside), and are attached to the still operational minster church.

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Howden Marsh

Howden Marsh

Off Pinfold Street/Marsh End, St John's Street, Howden

On the outskirts of town is a local nature reserve known as Howden Marsh, a lovely place to go for a peaceful walk, or just to take in the beautiful surroundings and to enjoy the local birds and wildlife. Howden Marsh is home to ducks, moorhens, coots, finches and many other bird species, and is a popular spot for fishing, dog walkers and bird-watchers.

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Howden Shire Hall

11 Market Place, Howden DN14 7BJ Tel: 01430 432510

The Shire Hall hosts a range of events to suit all ages and tastes, from theatre, comedy, cinema and music, as well as hosting fund-raising events. The Hall has recently also become a popular wedding venue, able to accommodate up to 180 people.

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Hotels

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Bowmans Hotel

35 Bridgegate, Howden, DN14 7AE Tel: 01430 430 805

Situated in the centre of Howden, the Bowmans Hotel offers en-suite rooms complete with tea and coffee making facilities, TV, and free Wi-Fi available in the common areas. Guests can expect a full English breakfast in this typical village pub, and there is a large bar serving daytime and evening meals, whilst you can enjoy a game of pool.

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Wellington Hotel

31 Bridgegate, Howden DN14 7JG Tel: 01430 430258

The Wellington Bar & Hotel is a small locally run pub and hotel serving homemade pub classics and a traditional carvery on Sundays, with real ales from an independent East Yorkshire brewery, and offers a comfy night’s sleep in this picturesque market town.

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Restaurants

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Zolsha Indian Restaurant and Take-Away

4 Bridgegate, Howden, Goole DN14 7AB Tel: 01430 432232

This modern restaurant and takeaway offers a taste from the Far East with authentic Indian cuisine and an all you can eat buffet on Sundays, with excellent reviews Zolsha caters to a variety of tastes and party sizes.

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The Kings Head

High Street, Barmby on the Marsh, Howden, East Yorkshire DN14 7HT Tel: 01757 630705 

The Kings Head is a characterful traditional country pub, dating back to the 1800's. With a quirky bar room featuring stone-flagged floors, a brick bar and a fireplace to enjoy a pint around. This family-run establishment also houses a full restaurant supplying homemade and locally sourced food, with great reviews and a range of dietary options as well as a Sunday carvery and good parking in the adjoining car park. 

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Shopping

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California Gardens

Boothferry Rd, Howden, Goole DN14 7TF Tel: 01430 430824

This garden centre not only offers a wide range of plants and garden furniture, but also sells a range of gifts and an on-site café to relax and take a break in. The knowledgeable staff are on hand to help with all your gardening needs.

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The Groovy Moo

Unit 2 Highgate House, 80 Hailgate, Howden DN14 7ST Tel: 01653 228090

A great addition to the market town of Howden, with a wide-range of artisan gelato and ice cream, The Groovy Moo also offers dairy-free and gluten-free options, and serves a great coffee!

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