Welcome to Howden

The old market town of Howden is dominated by its Minster, which leads to a beautifully preserved Georgian town centre with narrow cobbled streets and restored buildings.
Walk through Howden's narrow streets to admire its fine Georgian architecture, as well as some attractive shops, historic coaching inns and charming tea rooms. There's also a small market which takes place each Friday at Howden Shire Hall.
Close to the town centre is the historic Ashes Playing Fields with gardens, a play park and recreational areas for all to use. On the outskirts of town, Howden Marsh is a lovely place for a quiet stroll, with a lake and small islands which have become a habitat for birds and wildlife.
At the heart of the town is Howden Shire Hall, a multi-functional building used for community hires such as parties, wedding receptions, fund raising events, and weekly classes. It’s also centre for Arts, hosting live music, theatre and comedy events as well as Howden's very own cinema.
In the foyer of the hall is an Information Point where visitors can find out about attractions, services and facilities in the town.

Tour de Yorkshire coming through Howden in 2018!





This year, on Thursday 3rd May, Stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire rides right through our beautiful town. There are lots plans afoot to make Howden one of the best places on the route to watch this space and if you'd like to get involved in planning and supporting this event please email Rich Hart at Rich.hart@howden-tc.gov.uk 

Click here to see a map of Stage 1 of the tour.


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