Sledmere is a pretty village nestling in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds on the road halfway between Bridlington and York.
It was here that Hockney created the painting ‘The Road to York through Sledmere’, 1997 in oil on a 48 x 60 inch canvas. The painting captures many of the features of the village. This painting marked the beginning of painting the East Yorkshire Wolds.
While here you could visit the Triton Inn for a spot of lunch or dinner. The inn is a short walk from the stately home Sledmere House owned by the Tatton Sykes family. The Sledmere Estate is well worth a visit to have a tour around the house and the 18th Century Walled Rose Garden and recently laid out Parterre and the acres of open space and woodland.
Sledmere is also the home to the Triton Gallery, which is accessed just off the road through Sledmere. The gallery displays works of art from local artists and art from travelling collections.