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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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Ravenscar Coastline 
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What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Sat 1 Jul - Sun 7 Jan A Day at the Seaside at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Fri 1 - Sat 30 Sep Artist Pippa Riley at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Fri 1 - Sat 30 Sep Bempton Cliffs Nature Trail at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Fri 22 Sep Bootleg BeeGees at YMCA Theatre, Scarborough
Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep British Open Darts at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Sat 16 Sep - Sat 7 Oct Canvas, Paper, Paint and Us at Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington
Fri 1 - Sat 30 Sep Gannets Rock! Trail at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

Scarborough

Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Extended until 7 Jan 2018 Scarborough Art Gallery Sun, sand and spades, or wet, windy weekends - what has a seaside holiday meant over the centuries?

Bootleg Beegees

Bootleg BeeGees

Scarborough

Fri 22 Sep 2017

Friday 22 Sept at 7.30pm | YMCA Theatre

Goth Weekend at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

Goth Weekend

Scarborough

Mon 18 - Sat 23 Sep 2017

Set on the lead-up to Whitby Goth Weekend this funny and provocative play is about who we are and what we pretend to be - and why twice a year in North Yorkshire people dress up like Dracula. Dead good!

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.

Ryedale Book Festival

Ryedale Book Festival

Scarborough

Sat 1 Apr - Thu 9 Nov 2017

This year our festival is a bit different because we are celebrating reading and all things book related all year. Yes, it is a big party, but we decided there was too many amazing events to squish into one weekend or even one week!

Scarborough Angling Festival

Scarborough Angling Festival

Scarborough

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Nine days of open shore and boat angling competitions.

SJF

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2017

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival 22-24 September 2017

Want to go Whale Watching?

Seabirds & Whale Birdwatching & Cetacean Safari

Scarborough

Fri 22 Sep 2017

The Yorkshire Coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby, is now becoming famous for its whale watching!

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

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Sep 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.....

SJF

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival - FREE

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival 22-24 September 2017

Cober Hill

Watercolour Painting with Ray Taylor

Scarborough

Sun 17 - Fri 22 Sep 2017

Come and join Ray Taylor for a watercolour painting course 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.

Whitby 60s Sept

Whitby 60's Weekend September 2017

Whitby

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Whitby Live brings you a weekend of live sixties music from some of the biggest bands of the decade.

Yorkshire Fossil Festival

Yorkshire Fossil Festival

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is back and bigger than ever!

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Scarborough

Sat 23 Sep 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

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 23 Sep 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.

View from Oliver's Mount

Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup Road Races

Scarborough

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the International Gold Cup Road Races.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Sun 24 Sep 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.

Arctic Skua

RSPB Autumn Highlights Cruises

Bridlington

Sun 24 Sep 2017

Ideal for the bird watching enthusiasts these RSPB Autumn Highlight Cruises sail from the North Pier at Bridlington Harbour. The cruises last approximately 3.5 hours and sail into the North Sea to afford sightings of migrating birds.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Tue 26 Sep 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.

Goth Weekend at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

Goth Weekend

Scarborough

Tue 26 - Fri 29 Sep 2017

Set on the lead-up to Whitby Goth Weekend this funny and provocative play is about who we are and what we pretend to be - and why twice a year in North Yorkshire people dress up like Dracula. Dead good!

The Libertines

The Libertines

Scarborough

Tue 26 Sep 2017

The Libertines have announced the ‘…Tiddeley Om Pom Pom Tour’ of seven British Seaside towns - which includes Scarborough Spa on Tuesday 26 September!

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Wed 27 Sep 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.