Travelling around Goole
Sitting beside the North Sea, right at the point where the River Don meets the River Ouse, the Yorkshire town of Goole is most famous for its position as the UK’s most inland port. Nicknamed the ‘Global Gateway,’ Goole has a long-standing history within the shipping industry.
As the centre of the region’s agricultural district and glass manufacturing industries, you’d be forgiven for thinking that a visit to Goole would be a rather industry-orientated one. But you’d be wrong. There’s so much more to discover.
Goole has excellent transport links. It is easily accessible by sea, canal, road and rail. Arriva bus services operate in the area, providing routes to and from Selby, as well as other nearby towns and villages, such as Hemingbrough and Howden.
Goole developed as a settlement following the construction of the Dutch River Bridge in the 1800s and the town’s history is firmly embedded in the shipping industry. Goole became known as ‘the port in green fields’ as it was surrounded by countryside, despite serving the coal, steel and oil industries. It has grown from a tiny community of dockworkers and seamen into a town of significant commercial importance.