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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, and a small market which takes place each Friday.

Just outside Howden, at Breighton Aerodrome is the Real Aeroplane Museum, which tells the history of flight through the work of Yorkshire`s many aviation pioneers such as Shute, and has a collection of over 40 flying machines. Visit on one of the summer Fly-in days when visiting aircraft triple the number of planes that can be seen there.

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.

Tourist Information point at Howden Shire Hall

Find out about local events, services and things to do around Howden at the Tourist Information Point at Howden Shire Hall. 

Open 9am - 4pm weekdays.

 If you're a local business or organisation and would like to promote your services via the Tourist Information Point, please pop in for a chat, call  us on 01430 432510 or email us at