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Goole
East Yorkshire
The port of Goole didn’t exist until 1826. It was built as a company town by the Aire & Calder Navigation Company who required port facilities to export coal. The town was built where the navigation from West Yorkshire meets the river Ouse from North Yorkshire and the river Don from South Yorkshire. From here it is almost 50 miles to the open sea along the Humber estuary. The town is notable for its Dutch style buildings – this is because Dutch engineers were brought in to drain the marshy land and canalise the river system. There is a waterways museum where on certain days boat trips around the port can be had.

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Population
30,000
Must See
Docks
Attractions
Docks
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Docks
Aire Street / Bridge Street, Goole DN14

Public path starts at bridge at end of Aire Street to bridge on Bridge Street (signposted at either end). It does cross one set of lock gates.

Admission: Free
Open: All year
Tel:

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Goole Museum
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Goole Museum
Library, Carlisle Street, Goole DN14 5AA

As distinct from the Waterways Museum this shows life in Goole. Located on first floor of Library.

Admission: Free
Open: Tues and Weds 10:00am-5:00pm / Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
Tel: 01405 768963

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Waterways Museum
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Waterways Museum
Dutch River Side, Goole DN14 5TB

Located a little out of the town centre (20mins walk). Exhibitions showing the history of the port. Trips on a boat around the port at weekends and school holidays. Cafe.

Admission: Free
Open: Daily: 9:00am-4:00pm (Sat-Sun from 10:00am)
Tel: 01405 768730

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Market Day
Indoor Market Hall Tues-Sat
Shops
Wide Variety of specialist independent
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Junction
Sport
Tourist info Centre
Library, Carlisle Street, Goole DN14 5AA
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Direct Access
Rail station. Central car parking.
1hr Town Walk
Overview
A circular walk that includes the port, river embankment and town centre.
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