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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.

Information point at Howden Shire Hall

Coming soon to Howden Shire Hall - A new Information Point where you can find out about attractions, services and facilities in the town.


Once it's up and running, visitors will be able to pick up leaflets and information from within the hall during our office opening hours below:

Mondays         9am - 3pm
Tuesdays         9am - 4pm
Wednesdays    11am - 3pm
Thursdays        9am - 3pm
Fridays            9am - 3pm  


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