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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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Event Table

Events from
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
Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Tue 14 Mar - Tue 4 Apr Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs - March/April at Woodend Creative Workspace, Scarborough
Mon 27 - Tue 28 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.

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.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Jerseys

The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!

Scarborough

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Direct from Viva Blackpool - A Celebration Of The Amazing Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Mayors Ball

Mayor's Ball

Scarborough

Fri 31 Mar 2017

The Mayor, along with members of the Rotary Club of Scarborough are delighted to host the Annual Mayor’s Ball on Friday, 31 March from 7pm in Scarborough Spa's Ocean Room.

Music Hall Tavern

Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern

Scarborough

Fri 31 Mar 2017

The UK's premier comedy family drag variety show is back with A Brand New Fabulous Show for 2017!

The Jukes

The Jukes - Down at the Diner

Scarborough

Fri 31 Mar 2017

A king sized portion of the best loved American music from the 50s and 60s | YMCA Theatre

Music Hall

A Grand Music Hall and Variety Extravaganza

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr 2017

For One Night only, join Friends of Whitby Pavilion for a Fabulous Feast of Melody and Mirth as they return with a packed show celebrating the good old days of music hall and variety.

Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan In Concert

Scarborough

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Derek Ryan | 1st April | YMCA Theatre

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.

Woodend

Ranagri

Scarborough

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Woodend Unplugged with Ranagri Saturday 1st April, 7:30pm

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 1 Apr 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.

The Fits

The Fits (12a)

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Running Time: 72 mins Rating: 12a Saturday 1 April: 11.00am Sunday 2 April: 2.30pm Thursday 6 April: 7.30pm

The Music of James Taylor and Carole King

You’ve Got A Friend - The Music of James Taylor

Scarborough

Sat 1 Apr 2017

From the creators of the smash hit WEST END show ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ comes a brand new theatre experience celebrating two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King.