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Yorkshire's Viking Coast Britain's Heritage Coast

From Bempton to the Humber Estuary

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Author: Ian D. Rotherham

Holderness, Yorkshire’s Viking Coast, has long been one of northern England’s most popular tourist destinations. From the stunning Bempton Cliffs to Bridlington Harbour, and Hornsea Mere to Kingston-upon-Hull and Spurn Point, the Viking Coast includes Victorian and Edwardian seaside resorts, and the wild sweep of Bridlington Bay. Evidence of early settlements includes prehistoric sites around Flamborough and Danes Dyke, and the remarkable Rudston Monolith. Romano-British sites reflect important safe harbours, coastal trade and links to Europe. The Saxons raided, then Vikings displaced them, culminating in the failed invasion by Harald Hardrada. Medieval Holderness was a significant monastic landholding, the remains of the once magnificent Bridlington priory a testimony to that age. Skipsea Castle and other ruins represent the turmoil of national politics and conflicts. Then, as a peaceful, rural landscape, the great estates at Sewerby and Burton Agnes, for example, are a remarkable legacy of parks, gardens and splendid houses. Loved by many, the Viking Coast deserves to be discovered by more.

Book ISBN 9781445618067

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Apr 2015

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 70

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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