Visit historic Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017, before exploring the seaside resorts of Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough.
Opened by the York and North Midland Railway company in 1846/47 the line has kept much of its original character and many of the stations are a joy to behold and especially of interest to the railway historian. The line has lots to offer - from the thriving city and port of Hull to Victorian seaside resorts such as Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough.
Along the way are quaint rural villages and thriving market towns as well as splendid views of the sea and countryside.
Explore the thriving city and port of Kingston upon Hull
Experience one of the best coastal walks as you follow the route from Filey to Scarborough
Sit on the longest station seat in the country at Scarborough
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Scarborough has four major roads serving the town; these also link it to other major towns and cities: A64, A1(M) and Malton), A165, A170 and A171. The main road into and out of Hull is the M62 motorway/A63 road, one of the main east–west routes in Northern England. It provides a link to the cities of Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as the rest of the country via the UK motorway network. The motorway itself ends some distance from the city; the rest of the route is along the A63 dual carriageway. This east–west route forms a small part of the European road route E20.
Scarborough railway station is close to the town centre and runs services via Northern and TransPennine Express (look up times). Public transport within the city is provided East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS), Stagecoach in Hull and CT Plus.
Hull Paragon Interchange - There are services that run to certain other parts of the UK provided by Hull Trains and one a day (the Hull Executive) by Virgin Trains East Coast. Other long-distance rail services are provided by Northern which operates regular local stopping trains to Beverley, Brough and Goole, and the coastal towns of Bridlington and Scarborough, along with services to Selby, York, Doncaster and Sheffield.
Scarborough has 25 main bus routes, operated by Scarborough and District, Arriva North East, Shoreline Suncruisers, and Yorkshire Coastliner.
Time from London
Plan your trip
Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Hull. Trains are frequent (look up times) and take approximately 1 hour 54 minutes.
Places to explore along the Yorkshire Wolds Coast Line include:
Kingston upon Hull is a thriving city and port which has retained much of its maritime history in seven museums, along with the new and exciting attraction The Deep, a must for all visitors. The city is famous for its theatres and has a tremendously strong local cultural scene, including the annual sea shanty festival.
The station – the award-winning Hull Paragon Interchange – is a magnificent building, many of the listed station features date back to the 1840s and the impressive overall five barrelled roof, which was extended by the North Eastern Railway in 1904. This is an excellent starting point for your journey up the coast.
Filey is yet another fine station with a nicely restored Y&NMR roof and a cafe. It is just a short walk to the town centre and the well-preserved seafront. Why not walk from here to Scarborough – it’s one of the best coastal walks you’ll find! If you stay on the train you’ll come into Seamer, where it joins the York line. From there it’s a short run to Scarborough with its vast range of attractions. These include boat trips, cliff railways, a superb park (with miniature railway!), the castle and lots more. Scarborough station itself still retains many of its original features and has the longest station seat in the country.