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Rotherham examines the history, culture, landscape, peoples, andflora and fauna of one of Northern England’s greatest tourist destinations, the Viking Coast of Yorkshire. The author covers thehistory, people, wildlife, and landscape of the Viking Coast of Holderness; the high cliffs and seabirds of Bempton and Flamborough;the history of Bridlington, and a great many other related subjects over the course of the book’s seven chapters. The book also includesnumerous historical photographs of the area. Distributed by Casemate.Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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.
From the strikingly beautiful cliffs of Bempton and Flamborough Head, Bridlington Bay sweeps southwards to the mobile, sandy promontory that is Spurn Point. Holidaymakers and wildlife enthusiasts still flock to the region to enjoy its nature reserves and some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. This area has a unique history, landscape and heritage, but is also the most rapidly eroding coast in Europe.
Within these pages, we take a journey in words and full-color pictures along the Holderness Coast. Wonder at the high cliffs and sea birds of Bempton and Flamborough, explore the old harbour at Bridlington, visit the seaside at Withernsea, discover the bleak and exposed Spurn Point, and find out about the many towns and villages lost to the North Sea.
Rotherham examines the history, culture, landscape, peoples, and flora and fauna of one of Northern England s greatest tourist destinations, the Viking Coast of Yorkshire. The author covers the history, people, wildlife, and landscape of the Viking Coast of Holderness; the high cliffs and seabirds of Bempton and Flamborough; the history of Bridlington, and a great many other related subjects over the course of the book s seven chapters. The book also includes numerous historical photographs of the area