Living Here




Join us and you could live and work in an area, which boasts Blue Flag beaches, areas of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’,  market towns and picturesque villages. Not only is the area steeped in history but it offers affordable housing, outstanding schools and excellent transport links to some of the most vibrant cities in the North of England.

We believe life is for living; and we have plenty to keep you busy. Whether you’re looking for cultural days out, shopping with friends, or family trips to local attractions, you’ll always be minutes away from everything you want and need.

Whether you want to relax and unwind in one of our country pubs, enjoy a family day trip at the beach, treat yourself to some of our finest local produce at one of the many restaurants near-by or simply explore the great outdoors, we have something for everyone.

The Trust serves an area of approximately 120 square miles bounded by the North Sea to the east and the Humber Estuary to the north. To the south and west the area is well served by a comprehensive road network as well as rail, ferry and air links. The East Riding of Yorkshire covers a huge area stretching from the north bank of the Humber up to the North Yorkshire boundary and over to the east coast, including the bustling city of Hull and the historic town of Beverley.

House prices can hugely impact on the quality of life for people moving to the area. With housing and living costs well below the national average, you’ll enjoy a higher disposable income. Leaving you with extra for things like holidays, a new car, leisure pursuits and more of life’s luxuries.

The area also benefits from some of the countries best grammar schools, including Caistor Grammar in Market Rasen, King Edward VI Grammar in Louth and Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough. Not to mention the many ‘Outstanding’ rated public schools in our region.

The Humber Bridge and M62 motorway provide access to North and West Yorkshire, and cities such as Hull, Lincoln, Doncaster, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester. We have excellent regional rail links, which means London, is just a few hours away by train. Humberside airport and Robin Hood airport are on our doorstep. You’ll also find Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and East Midlands airports within easy reach. Not forgetting the convenient ferry services that operate from Hull to some of Europe’s finest cities. North Lincolnshire is home to an extremely diverse set of traditions, history and lifestyles, which combine to make the area truly unique.


North Lincolnshire can also offer a wealth of cultural opportunities including art galleries and the Baths Hall £14m entertainment centre. The jewel in the crown is Normanby Hall Country Park, with 300 acres of parkland and gardens.

Thornton Abbey, with its ornate fortified gatehouse, is among the finest surviving in Europe. Visitors from across the world come to Epworth to follow in the footsteps of the town’s famous sons, John and Charles Wesley, the founders of world Methodism. 

North Lincolnshire’s landscape is a rich haven for wildlife. The area includes 28 Sites of Special Scientific Interest and a number of nature reserves. The Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre at Barton, one of the UK’s ‘greenest’ buildings, is set in an 86-acre parkland. Outdoor activities are plentiful, including walking and cycling with miles of quiet country lanes. A national cycle network and numerous cycle routes provide ideal opportunities for anyone that wants to enjoy the fresh air.  The area is renowned for its golfing prowess, with no less than eight superb courses including the prestigious 27-hole Championship golf course at Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort. The Pods is the area’s leading sports facility with an eight-lane 25 metre swimming pool, six court sports hall and 85-station gym along with sauna, steam room and café facilities.

Good food is one of North Lincolnshire’s biggest attractions with a growing reputation for a wide range of restaurants and cooking styles. It is home to the area’s most spectacularly successful restaurant, Winteringham Fields. A fine-dining establishment that has received many accolades, and the market town of Brigg is famous for its markets and fairs.


North East Lincolnshire has a rich diversity of historic towns, quaint villages, wildlife sanctuaries, rolling hills and sandy beaches. The surrounding countryside is known for its beauty, with the Lincolnshire Wolds being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. English country pubs, historic churches and quaint villages are just a few miles from the main town of Grimsby.

North East Lincolnshire is situated in lovely countryside on the south coast of the Humber Estuary, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The area includes: Grimsby – the world-famous port and Europe’s Food Town, Cleethorpes – the popular Blue Flag seaside holiday resort and Wolds Villages – an area of outstanding natural beauty.

There is a wide choice of housing in the area from modern apartments with sea views and traditional town houses through to rural properties in peaceful countryside.

There’s always a lot going on with the Grimsby Auditorium playing host to many big name acts, concerts and shows. Cleethorpes Meridian Showground stages many outdoors events and there is also a cinema, amateur theatres, museums and more. Providing a huge choice for individuals and families looking to make the most of their leisure time.

When it comes to a bit of retail therapy there is a wide variety of options from the large under cover shopping centre Freshney Place to the smaller boutique shops and exclusive eateries of Grimsby’s Abbeygate and Cleethorpes’ Sea View Street.

The area provides many facilities for sporting activities, including two marinas for windsurfing, jet skiing and other water sports and a yacht club. You’ll also find a selection of leisure centres, gyms, golf courses, horse riding schools and a 10-pin bowling alley.


The stunning East Riding coast stretches all the way from Flamborough Head in the north to the National Nature Reserve and unique coastal feature of Spurn Head, not far from Hull. Coastal attractions include the seaside resorts of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea. As in North and North East Lincolnshire, the East Riding housing market is extremely affordable.

There is a huge choice of properties to consider whatever your budget, whether you’d prefer to live near the bright lights of the city of Hull, a friendly town with plenty of amenities or a remote and peaceful hamlet. Travel time from the Humber Bridge, which links the East Riding to North and North East Lincolnshire, is only half an hour to Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals by car. There are some beautiful places to visit in the East Riding, including 11 local nature reserves and several historical building and heritage sites. One of the best ways to explore the vast East Riding countryside and Yorkshire Wolds is on foot, with a horse, or on a bicycle. With an extensive network of 1600km of footpaths and bridleways, there are some great routes to try.

The city of Hull – which was named UK City of Culture for 2017 – offers an immense array of cultural attractions, including shows at the City Hall, Hull Truck Theatre and Hull New Theatre. There are eight museums, the award winning Deep submarium and streets packed with national and independent shops as well as cafes and restaurants. The historic market town of Beverley is just 20 minutes away too. A thriving rural town, Beverley is packed full of boutiques, bistros and is home to the stunning Beverley Minster.