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Ravenscar

Ravenscar is one of the most intriguing places on the Yorkshire coast for those interested in history. Its dramatic clifftop location made it ideal as a site for one of a string of Roman signal stations along this part of the Yorkshire coast.

The Raven Hall Hotel, perched broodingly on the clifftop, was once a home owned by King George III’s physician, Dr Francis Willis: it’s rumoured that the king may have stayed there during his treatment.

A stone’s throw away is the alum works, once an important part of this country’s fabric dyeing industry, and now a fascinating National Trust site.

In the late Victorian period, big plans were made for Ravenscar to become a holiday resort to rival Scarborough and Whitby. Roads were laid out, a handful of fine houses were built and sewers laid. But Peak – as it would have been named – never really caught on, perhaps because of the steep path down to the beach – and the development company went bankrupt. But remnants of the resort that never was remain.

And – like the rest of this fabulous Jurassic coast – the beach at Ravenscar is a wonderful place to find fossils.

 

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Ravenscar Coastline 
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What's On

Event Table

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date event
Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr A Wold View at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Wed 1 - Fri 31 Mar Artist Graham Ibson at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Wed 1 - Fri 31 Mar Bempton Cliffs Bug Parade at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Tue 21 - Sat 25 Mar Beryl at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Tue 14 Mar - Tue 4 Apr Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs - March/April at Woodend Creative Workspace, Scarborough
Fri 24 - Sat 25 Mar Moonlight at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

A Wold View

Scarborough

Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Limited edition prints by Scarborough artist Peter Watson go on display in the Gallery at the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

Beryl, SJT, Scarborough

Beryl

Scarborough

Tue 21 - Sat 25 Mar 2017

This is a new production created especially for the round. If you missed out on the sell-out endstage production we had in 2015 (or just want to see a new take on Maxine Peake’s acclaimed script), come and see this!

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Moonlight

Moonlight

Scarborough

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.

Head Above Water

Sea Swim: Head Above Water

Scarborough

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Farrer’s Bar at The Spa displays a series of photographs by Tessa Bunney that show people enjoying tidal pools around Britain’s coastline.

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Hornsea

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Top Secret Blues Festival

Top Secret Blues Festival

Scarborough

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Mar 2017

Top Secret Blue Festival 2017at the Spa Ocean Room, Scarborough

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

Let's Move 2017

Let’s Move 2017!: Hannah Verity Dance Studios

Whitby

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Hannah Verity Dance Studios Presents ‘Let’s Move 2017!’ Choreographed and Directed by Hannah Barnett-Savage.

Billy Joel

One Night of Billy Joel with Robert Schmuck

Scarborough

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Featuring all of Billy Joel's greatest hits | YMCA Theatre | 25th March

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (PG)

Whitby

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Running Time: 127 mins Rating: PG Sunday 26 March: 2.30pm Monday 27 March: 7.30pm Wednesday 29 March: 7.30pm

Whitby Pavilion

Indoor Car Boot

Whitby

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Are you looking to earn some extra cash? Declutter your home? Or need somewhere to sell your arts & crafts?

Mothers Day Carvery

Mother's Day Carvery

Scarborough

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Treat your mum to a delicious Mother’s Day Carvery at Scarborough Spa.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day (15)

Whitby

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Running Time: 133 mins Rating: 15 Sunday 26 March: 7.30pm Monday 27 March: 2.30pm Tuesday 28 March: 7.30pm

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (PG)

Whitby

Mon 27 Mar 2017

Running Time: 127 mins Rating: PG Sunday 26 March: 2.30pm Monday 27 March: 7.30pm Wednesday 29 March: 7.30pm

Moonlight

Moonlight

Scarborough

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day (15)

Whitby

Mon 27 Mar 2017

Running Time: 133 mins Rating: 15 Sunday 26 March: 7.30pm Monday 27 March: 2.30pm Tuesday 28 March: 7.30pm

Patriots Day

Patriots Day (15)

Whitby

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Running Time: 133 mins Rating: 15 Sunday 26 March: 7.30pm Monday 27 March: 2.30pm Tuesday 28 March: 7.30pm

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Burton

Burton

Scarborough

Wed 29 Mar 2017

An acclaimed one-man show portraying actor Richard Burton in his own words, from humble beginnings to Hollywood. Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (PG)

Whitby

Wed 29 Mar 2017

Running Time: 127 mins Rating: PG Sunday 26 March: 2.30pm Monday 27 March: 7.30pm Wednesday 29 March: 7.30pm

Moonlight

Moonlight

Scarborough

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.