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Coastal Villages - TV, Film & Literature

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Bram Stoker and the Brontës, Alan Ayckbourn and AS Byatt: some of this country’s best-loved writers have loved this coastline, staying and sometimes living here, and writing about the area.And our dramatic scenery has provided the backdrop to many a well-loved film and TV series – your little ones, for instance, will probably be very familiar with Staithes, location for the hit CBeebies series, Old Jack’s Boat.
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Scarborough

North Yorkshire is England's largest county and one of the most rural. Each region within has its own distinct, natural beauty and charm.

 
 
Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Scarborough Spa Conference Venue

Scarborough Spa

South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

The Spa Complex is unique amongst British Venues, not only because of its coastal location on the beautiful South Bay, but also for the variety of facilities housed within the magnificent Victorian building.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Originally Europe's largest open air theatre, Scarborough OAT has since built a reputation as a concert venue worthy of hosting household names from all corners of the world of music.

Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright and boasts 2 auditoria: The Round and The McCarthy, which also doubles as a cinema.

The Spa Bridlington

Bridlington Spa

South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

YMCA Theatre Entrance

YMCA Theatre

YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY

The YMCA Theatre offers a range of top-quality amateur productions all year-round. No visit to Scarborough is complete without a visit to the YMCA Theatre.

Hollywood Plaza Cinema

159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

The Hollywood Plaza is Scarborough's main cinema. It is a quaint but comfortable picture house, and although it only offers one screen, provides the town with a wonderful selection of films for all ages.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in the coastal villages

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

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?

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington North Promenade, North Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 3LG

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.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

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.

Arctic Skua

RSPB Autumn Highlights Cruises

RSPB Seabird Cruises, North Pier Bridlington Harbour, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2PB

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.

Ryedale Book Festival

Ryedale Book Festival

Various Venues in Yorkshire, Varous venues, YO11 2HG

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 South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Nine days of open shore and boat angling competitions.

SJF

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2017

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival 22-24 September 2017

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Skirlington Leisure Park, Skipsea, Hornsea, YO25 8SY

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

View from Oliver's Mount

Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup Road Races

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

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.

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Strawberry Fields, Bridlington, Kingsgate, Bridlington, YO15 3NG

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.

SJF

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival - FREE

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival 22-24 September 2017

Whitby 60s Sept

Whitby 60's Weekend September 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

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

Rotunda Museum, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is back and bigger than ever!

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington North Promenade, North Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 3LG

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

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

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 Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

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 North Promenade, North Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 3LG

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.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18 1AB

Wed 27 Sep 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, Withernsea, HU19 2DJ

Wed 27 Sep 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

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel, The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET

Thu 28 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

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2QQ

Thu 28 Sep 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.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day - Cinema Relaunch

Filey Evron Centre Concert Hall, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DQ

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Patriots Day - certificate 15 - Showing at Filey Evron Centre as part of it's cinema re-launch this Autumn 2017.

Taking Steps

Taking Steps

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Thu 28 - Fri 29 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.....

Joe Longthorne

Joe Longthorne in Concert

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Fri 29 Sep 2017

The legendary Joe Longthorne comes to Scarborough Spa for two live performances! 29 & 30 September 2017.