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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
Wed 1 - Tue 28 Feb Artist Dawn Broughton at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Tue 21 Feb Black Magic - The Little Mix Show at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Sat 5 Nov - Tue 28 Feb Explore The Island at RSPB Bempton Cliffs at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Tue 21 Feb Family Archery at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington
Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb Half Term Fun at Whitby Abbey, Whitby

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.

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.

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

Tue 21 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.

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.

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

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 21 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.

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.

Woodend, Scarborough

Finding Happiness Seminars in Scarborough

Scarborough

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

Finding Happiness Seminars in Scarborough - Bringing life to LIFE

Invincible

Invincible

Scarborough

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

The smash-hit tour returns! Credits: The Original Theatre Company Written by Torben Betts Directed by Stephen Darcy Original direction by Chris Harper

Magic Mike's Pirate Adventure

Magic Mike's Pirate Adventure

Scarborough

Wed 22 Feb 2017

Magic Mike returns to Scarborough Spa during February half term with a brand new show!

Sing

Sing (PG)

Whitby

Thu 23 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

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.

Jackie

Jackie (15)

Whitby

Fri 24 Feb 2017

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

Little Blue Fires

Little Blue Fires

Scarborough

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

Max is struggling with life and has no idea why. A new comedy exploring generalised anxiety disorder in young people. Credits: By Liam Watt-Pattison Directed by Cheryl Govan

Pirate Adventure

Magic Mike's Pirate Adventure

Whitby

Fri 24 Feb 2017

Magic Mike returns to Whitby Pavilion during half term with a brand new show!

Poppins the panto

Poppings - the panto!

Scarborough

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

Presented by Y-Musical Theatre School | 24th to 25th February | YMCA Theatre

Cober Hill

1960's themed Murder Mystery

Scarborough

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Come and join us on Saturday 25th February for an evening of suspense, drama and fun. We are proud to host "Murder at the Pink Flamingo" Included in the ticket price is a three course meal. 7pm start.

Jackie

Jackie (15)

Whitby

Sat 25 Feb 2017

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

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am