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.
Take a wander around Goole town centre and you’ll find popular high street stores and local independent retailers, as well as a market hall and several pubs. There’s also Junction, Goole’s arts venue, which offers a variety of entertainment on both stage and screen.
For something a little more outdoorsy, Goole’s wildlife and nature reserves – Thorne and Hatfield Moors and Blacktoft Sands nature reserve – are both great platforms for getting close to nature. In fact, Blacktoft Sands is hugely popular with birdwatchers from all over the country.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Goole’s maritime heritage, a trip to the town’s fascinating Waterways Museum is an absolute must. And why not take a look around Goole Museum too? It may be easy to overlook but this is the hidden gem of the town. In addition to its permanent displays, the museum has several exhibitions that change throughout the year.
If you’re an ale enthusiast, beer drinker or brewery fanatic, you won’t be able to visit Goole without visiting the Old Mill Brewery. Take a tour, chat to the friendly staff and try a pint before you leave.