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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.

 

Plan Your Visit

 
Ravenscar Coastline 
Golfing

What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr A Wold View at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Sun 26 Feb An afternoon with Mark Howley (Classical Pianist) at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington
Wed 1 - Tue 28 Feb Artist Dawn Broughton at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Feb Club Night at Hornsea Floral Hall, Hornsea
Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Fri 24 - Sun 26 Feb European Open Beach Championships at Hornsea Beach, Hornsea
Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb Half Term Fun at Whitby Abbey, Whitby

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.

Scarborough Art Gallery

East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The East Coast open is a chance for anyone from the local community to exhibit their work at Scarborough Art Gallery.

European Open Beach Championships

European Open Beach Championships

Hornsea

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

The world’s largest three-day beach angling festival will kick off with the much-loved ‘Flattie Bash’ on Hornsea beach, on Friday 24 February. The event runs from 9.30am-1pm, with cash and tackles prizes to be won at £10 per per person.

Half Term Fun, Whitby Abbey

Half Term Fun

Whitby

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

Join us at the abbey this half term for family fun.

Whitby Pavilion

Indoor Car Boot

Whitby

Sun 26 Feb 2017

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

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.

The Story of Arsenic

Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs - Feb/March

Scarborough

Tue 7 Feb - Tue 7 Mar 2017

Join Tim Tubbs in the handsome, panelled Sitwell Library at Woodend for more Tuesday lunchtimE lectures on popular historical and literary subjects.

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.

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.

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

The Island

Bridlington

Sat 5 Nov 2016 - Tue 28 Feb 2017

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs will transport you to the centre of this internationally important nature reserve and give you a 360 degree view of life amongst the terns and the puffins on Coquet Island.

Jackie

Jackie (15)

Whitby

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Friday 24 February: 7.30pm Saturday 25 February: 7.30pm Monday 27 February: 2.30pm

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

Scarborough

Mon 27 Feb 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

Scarborough

Tue 28 Feb 2017

A recent health scare has made Sheffield's finest singer/songwriter (The Times) focus on his mortality...

Skipping

Shrove Tuesday Skipping Day

Scarborough

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Discover the unique celebration of Shrove Tuesday in Scarborough, when the entire town turns out to skip – yes, you read that right, skip

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 28 Feb 2017

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

Ghosts of woodend

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk

Scarborough

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk Wednesday 1st March, 1 - 2pm

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

Scarborough

Wed 1 Mar 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

The Hut People

The Hut People

Whitby

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Musicport presents The Hut People ...with support from Tom Townsend.

Dare devils rides to Jarama

Dare devil rides to Jarama

Scarborough

Thu 2 Mar 2017

The Story of Clem Beckett, Sportsman and Fighter.

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

Whitby

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

Junior Showbusiness 2017

Junior Showbusiness 2017

Scarborough

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

Presented by Benson's Stage Academy | 3rd to 4th March | YMCA Theatre

Stargazing

Star gazing

Pickering

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Forests are great places to see the starts. Discover why starts are so important on our self-led trail or come along to a special stargazing event.

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

Scarborough

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. Directed by Danny Boyle

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am