The county of East Riding or East Yorkshire has a landscape consisting of a crescent of low chalk hills, the Yorkshire Wolds, surrounded by the low lying fertile plains of Holderness and the Vale of York. East Riding is considered of archaeological importance due to the numerous artefacts and structures from all historical periods since the last ice age discovered in this land.
Structurally there are few large settlements in East Ridings and no industrial centres. Kingston Upon Hull, usually referred to as simply 'Hull' has the largest parish church (by area) in England, Holy Trinity. The grand structure of Holy Trinity, now Grade I listed, dates from about 1300 and contains woodwork, including his trademark mice-carvings, by Robert 'Mousey' Thompson.
Hull is the main centre for national-level sport in the region. For football fans, most notably East Riding is the home to Hull City A.F.C. who plays in the Championship having been relegated at the end of the 200910 season. Hull F.C. and Hull Kingston Rovers professional rugby teams play in the Super League and other notable sports of excellence in East Riding include ice hockey team, The Hull Stingrays, and Horse racing at Beverley Racecourse. The landscape of East Riding also makes it a fantastic ground for golf, supporting the county's dozen golf clubs.