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Cottingham is located midway between the city of Hull (UK City of Culture 2017) and the historic market town of Beverley, and is reputed to be the largest village in England. The ancient settlement hosts several events during the year, such as Cottingham Springboard Festival, Cottingham Day, and now, as of 2015, Cottingham Folk Festival.


From the South and West of England, take the M1 to junction 32 to join the M18 northwards. At the end of the M18 join the M62 eastwards continuing on to the A63. Take the exit towards the Humber Bridge and join the A164 northwards, following the signs to Cottingham (approximately five miles).

From the North of England, if travelling southwards on the A1, take the A1079 from York (signposted “Hull”). Leave at the junction for Beverley and join the A164 southwards, following the signs for Cottingham (approximately 4 miles).

Both The Civic Hall and The Darby and Joan Hall are situated right in the heart of the village.


There are three main car parks in Cottingham, all very close to the venues. Two are short stay (one on Market Green directly in front of The Civic Hall and the other in King Sreet – adjacent to the Co-operative supermarket) and one is long stay (in King Street, behind Heron Foods). On street parking is also available throughout the village.


Situated where we are, slap bang in the centre of Cottingham village centre, national chains such as Sainbsury’s Local, Boots, Co-op and Costa can be found within a 5 minute walk of both venues, along with cash machines, transport links to Hull and beyond, and a diversity of independent shops, restaurants, cafes, takeaways and pubs.