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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 
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What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Wed 26 Jul All Ride at Bridlington North Promenade, Bridlington
Sat 1 - Mon 31 Jul Artist Geoff Hewitt at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Wed 26 Jul Ballroom Dancing at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug Friday Evening Music Train at Esk Valley Railway, Whitby
Sat 1 - Mon 31 Jul Gannets Rock! Trail at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Wed 26 Jul Go Spike Beach Volleyball at Bridlington South Beach, Bridlington
Sat 22 Jul - Fri 4 Aug Hands on History – Medieval at Scarborough Castle, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Wed 26 Jul 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.

Esk Valley

Friday Evening Music Train

Whitby

Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Go Spike Beach Volleyball

Bridlington

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Head to the beach this summer with your friends for some Beach Volleyball action... Learn the game, play the game!

Hands on History, Scarborough Castle

Hands on History – Medieval

Scarborough

Sat 22 Jul - Fri 4 Aug 2017

The Hands on History crew have a range of medieval activities for you to try. From dressing up and craft activities, to dancing and sword fights – there’s something for everyone!

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.

Monday ShowTime

Monday Showtime

Scarborough

Mon 24 Jul - Mon 21 Aug 2017

Presented by Hatton Production | Mondays 24th & 31st July 7th, 14th & 21st August | YMCA Theatre | Book online or 560750

Octonauts Octo-Glow Exploreres

Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers

Scarborough

Sat 15 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure at SEA LIFE Scarborough this Summer.

Cober Hill

Painting with Tony Hogan

Scarborough

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul 2017

Come and join Tony Hogan for a painting holiday here at Cober Hill. Our tranquil surroundings will enable you to make the most of your creativity. Relax and unwind while meeting new people and discovering hidden talents.

Spa Orchestra

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017

Scarborough

Wed 26 - Thu 27 Jul 2017

Live music through the Summer in the wonderful setting of Scarborough Spa's Suncourt and Grand Hall.

Sister Act

Sister Act The Musical

Scarborough

Tue 25 Jul - Thu 31 Aug 2017

This glittering tribute to the power of friendship, sisterhood and music, tells the story of Delores Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes an unexpected turn when she stumbles upon a murder.

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.

Taking Steps

Taking Steps

Scarborough

Wed 26 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

When tongue-tied solicitor Tristram is sent along to oversee the sale of a large and crumbling house, reputedly a haunted former brothel, he may have bitten off more than he can chew.....

Bernie Clifton

The Bernie Clifton Show

Scarborough

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Topping the bill in this years' main season show at the Spa Theatre in Scarborough is the brilliantly funny and zany comedian and singer Bernie Clifton.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea

Wed 26 Jul 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.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Withernsea

Withernsea

Wed 26 Jul 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.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Scarborough

Thu 27 Jul 2017

A craft and gift fair held every Thursday and Saturday (from 4th May) supporting St.Catherine's Hospice Scarborough. Quality crafts and gifts on sale. Free admission Refreshments available Sale is open from 8.30am to 4pm

Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Youth Orchestra

Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Youth Orchestra

Whitby

Thu 27 Jul 2017

ONE of the region’s most successful youth orchestras is bringing the sounds of summer to Whitby Pavilion as part of its own ‘Tour de Yorkshire’.

Have A Beach Day

Bridlington

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Hit the beach and join us for a 'Have A Beach Day' where we'll be celebrating all things active on the coast! So bring a picnic, get involved and have fun on the beach! Bridlington South Cliff Beach (Below the Park & Ride)

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

Bridlington

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough

Thu 27 Jul 2017

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

Naval Warfare

Naval Warfare

Scarborough

Thu 27 Jul 2017

If you're visiting Scarborough, the world-famous Peasholm Park Naval Warfare is a must see. A unique family holiday attraction and possibly the longest running show of all time!

Whitby Lions

Whitby & District Lion's 8th Charity Beer Festival

Whitby

Thu 27 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Whitby & District Lion’s 8th Charity Beer Festival aims to raise money for various local charities and good causes that Whitby Lions support.

Cober Hill

Willow Weaving with Anthea Firth

Scarborough

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Come and join Anthea for another willow weaving workshop this time focusing on Rabbits & Hares.