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Ravenscar

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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

Events from
date event
Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr A Wold View at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Sun 19 Feb An afternoon with Graziana Presicce at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington
Wed 1 - Tue 28 Feb Artist Dawn Broughton at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb Club Night at Hornsea Floral Hall, Hornsea
Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb Coastival - Malakh (Angel) at St Martin-On-The-Hill, Scarborough
Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb Coastival 2017 at Scarborough Spa, Scarborough
Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb Coastival: A Flamboyance at St Martin-On-The-Hill, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Stephen Joseph Theatre

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.

Coastival - Malakh (Angel)

Coastival - Malakh (Angel)

Scarborough

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb 2017

An installation of 3D work, projections, music and text that relates to the possibilities of spiritual transformation through religion and art, ritual and magic.

Coastival 2017

Coastival 2017

Scarborough

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb 2017

Coastival arts festival 2017 brings an exciting theme – 'The Unexpected' along with a fresh new look!

Coastival 2017

Coastival: A Flamboyance

Scarborough

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb 2017

Calm, serene, tranquil. Embryonic sacks suspended – the flamingos inside – not unborn – just sleeping. Peaceful. But something’s not right….

Coastival: Belly Dancing

Coastival: Belly Dancing

Scarborough

Sun 19 Feb 2017

Belly dancing for all the family, it’s fun, it’s fantastic and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is. And you don’t have to show your belly!

Coastival: Beyond the Descriptive

Coastival: Beyond the Descriptive

Scarborough

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb 2017

An exhibition by artist Anne Thalheim of new works about the novels Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

Eileen Heaton

Coastival: Eileen Heaton (Open Studio)

Scarborough

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb 2017

She interprets fantasy and its deeper meaning with reality combined with nostalgic childhood memories. Therefore psychological connotations are ever present in her work. It is almost Surreal, as people and places within them are shown out o

Coastival: Minecraft Scarborough

Coastival: Minecraft Scarborough

Scarborough

Sun 19 Feb 2017

See Scarborough as you have never seen it before with all its favourite places and landmarks painstakingly recreated, 1:1 scale, within the 3d world of Minecraft.

Planet

Coastival: Planet

Scarborough

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Feb 2017

Planet by Stuart Langley is one result of an Arts Council England funded project to develop artworks which fuse neon with other unexpected materials.

Transit

Coastival: Transit (Open Studio)

Scarborough

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Feb 2017

A group exhibition of international, established and emerging artists working in media ranging from sculpture and painting to video and installation.

Wordsmiths

Coastival: Wordsmiths

Scarborough

Sun 19 Feb 2017

No cover versions – all material featured by the songwriters; Frankie Dixon, Will Dryfuss & Ross Dransfield. Plus the poetry of Graham Rhodes, Dave Pruckner and James Koppert, will be original.

Sea Swim: Head Above Water

Coastival:Sea Swim Head Above Water Curator’s Tour

Scarborough

Sun 19 Feb 2017

Join the curator’s Tour of ‘Sea Swim: Head Above Water’ with Lara Goodband

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.

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 19 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.

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea (15)

Whitby

Sun 19 Feb 2017

Friday 17 February: 2.30pm Sunday 19 February: 7.30pm Tuesday 21 February: 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.

Sing

Sing (PG)

Whitby

Sun 22 Jan - Wed 22 Feb 2017

Friday 17 February: 6pm Saturday 18 February: 2.30pm Sunday 19 February: 2.30pm Monday 20 February: 2.30pm Tuesday 21 February: 2.30pm Wednesday 22 February: 2.30pm Thursday 23 February: 6pm

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.

Coastival: Unexpected Images

Unexpected Images

Scarborough

Sun 19 Feb 2017

An exhibition of surprising images of found objects by Scarborough based art photographer Graham Rhodes. All images are for sale.

Beside the Seaside

Seaside comes inside - February Half-term

Scarborough

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Feb 2017

Scarborough’s famous seaside will be brought to life for younger visitors to the Brunswick Shopping Centre this half-term as staff from the Sea Life Sanctuary host open days during the week.