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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
Mon 1 - Wed 31 May Artist Pat Thompson at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Mon 1 - Wed 31 May Bempton Cliffs Bug Parade at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Mon 22 - Fri 26 May Birdwatching with Richard Baines at Cober Hill, Scarborough
Fri 26 May Doctors of Madness at Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults, Scarborough
Sat 22 Apr - Sat 21 Oct Hornsea Market at Hornsea, Hornsea
Sat 6 May - Sat 3 Jun It's All About Colour at Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Cober Hill

Birdwatching with Richard Baines

Scarborough

Mon 22 - Fri 26 May 2017

Join Richard Baines for a week of exciting excursions spotting unusual species of birds that reside in the local area. An excellent opportunity to photograph some amazing species in their natural habitat.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 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.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

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.

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 30 Mar - Thu 26 Oct 2017

Bridlington's biggest weekly car boot sale. Open every Thursday from 30th March to the end of October 2017. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer season, 6am-2pm, 100's of stalls, demo's, rides & attractions.

Filey Methodist Church

Filey Festival of Music

Filey

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Filey's annual week long music festival.

WADS

Funny Business

Whitby

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

Saturday 27th-29th May: 7.30pm. This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Funny Business by Derek Benfield.

Kaiser Chiefs - Tickets available at 01723 383636

Kaiser Chiefs

Scarborough

Sat 27 May 2017

Yorkshire’s favourite sons KAISER CHIEFS are heading home for what promises to be an explosive night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Kite Festival, Scarborough Castle

Kite Festival

Scarborough

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

See gigantic kites in flight, watch synchronised demonstrations to music, have a go at making your very own kite!

WADS

Ladies' Day

Whitby

Sat 27 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough

Sat 27 May 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

 photographer Andy Morffew

RSPB Puffin & Gannet Cruises

Bridlington

Sat 27 May 2017

All the family will enjoy these special RSPB Puffin & Gannet Cruise which sails from the North Pier at Bridlington Harbour. The cruise is approx 3 hours and offers spectacular views of the coastline, puffins, gannets and other sealife

Scarborough Tattoo Show

Scarborough Tattoo Show 2017

Scarborough

Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2017

Over the weekend of the 27th-28th May 2017 the Scarborough Spa will play host to the second incarnation of the Scarborough Tattoo Show.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 27 May 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.

Scarborough SEA LIFE & Marine Sanctuary

Shark Weeks

Scarborough

Sat 27 May - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Shark weeks at one of Scarborough's top attractions!

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Sun 28 May 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

WADS

Ladies' Day

Whitby

Sun 28 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

WADS

Ladies' Day

Whitby

Mon 29 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

All Ride

All Ride School Holidays Open Days

Bridlington

Tue 30 May 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Smells Amazing

Smells Amazing

Whitby

Tue 30 May 2017

Grind and create your own spice mix and make a pomander to take home.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Wed 31 May 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Dig and set yourself up for volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Bridlington

Wed 31 May 2017

Head down to Bridlington South Beach this summer and play some volleyball.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough

Wed 31 May 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea

Wed 31 May 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.