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Art, Culture & History

The Yorkshire Coast has a dense and rich history.

The area was home to one of the world’s most important Mesolithic archaeological sites before the Romans arrived to build roads and signal stations, while the Vikings marauded here, leaving an idelible mark.

In the Middle Ages, monasteries and castles were founded, while The Victorians built railway lines to our coastal resorts, travelling here to enjoy the seaside in their thousands. 

Every inch of our glorious coastline has a story to tell - we can't wait to share it with you.

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Artist Jonathan Pomroy

Jonathan Pomroy

Back Lane, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4DE

Jonathan Pomroy is an artist living and working on the edge of the North York Moors National Park at Ampleforth

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio Scarborough

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

9 Blands Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NR

An interesting and friendly art gallery in the mural painted, cobbled street, near the sea front at Scarborough's south bay, selling paintings, sculptures, pottery & ceramics from a variety of national and international artists.

Staithes Studios Gallery

Staithes Studios Gallery

1 Slip Top, High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BQ

Staithes Studios Gallery is curated to reflect a passion for the natural, organic and abstract, offering a hand picked range of contemporary fine art, applied craft, art materials and workshops.

St.Mary's Parish Church Whitby

St Mary's Parish Church

Abbey Plain, East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Unique church dating from the 12 century features include three deck pulpit box pews and galleries.

Pannett Park

Whitby Pannett Art Gallery

Pannet Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE

A historic ornamental garden including Whitby Museum and Art Gallery. In the middle of Whitby this park offers a quiet haven with interesting trees and plants, rose garden, play area and ornamental lily pond.

St Mary's Church, Scarborough

St Mary's Church, Scarborough

St Mary's Church, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1RY

Scarborough's finest and most ancient church full of history and beauty. A place of peace once damaged by war as old as Scarborough Castle. Anne Bronte's grave can be seen in the grounds of this medieval church.

Scampston Hall

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden

Scampston, Malton, YO17 8NG

This country house has remained in the same family since the 17th century. Extensively remodelled in 1801 by the architect Thomas Leverton with fine Regency interiors and now houses an important collection of works of art.

Anne Bronte's Grave

Anne Bronte's Grave

Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

Burial site of the late literary icon, Anne Bronte. She is buried in St Mary's Church graveyard in Scarborough; a place she loved; a place she portrayed in both her novels.

Ampleforth

Ampleforth

Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AB

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

Castle Howard is one of Britain's finest historic houses with awe-inspiring architecture, grand interiors and rolling parkland and gardens. With gift shops, garden centre, farm shop, cafes and adventure playground.

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Robert Fuller Gallery

Fotherdale Farm, Thixendale, Malton, YO17 9LS

A fine art gallery dedicated exclusively to the work of one of the country’s foremost wildlife and nature artists. Robert Fuller’s life-like sculptures and paintings are favoured at home by the RSPB and the National Trust.

Robin Hood's Bay and Fylingdales Museum

Fisherhead, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ST

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda Museum

Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS

Full of fascinating objects, the Rotunda Museum is home to a unique Bronze Age man and the skeleton of a Plesiosaur found on the Yorkshire Coast.

Trattles and Geall Fine Art

Trattles and Geall Fine Art

127 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DE

Trattles and Geall are based in a historic panelled ship-owners house in the heart of Whitby. At the foot of the Abbeys steps, the gallery has been in situ since the early 1700s.

Good Hope Chapel - Raven Hall Hotel

Good Hope Chapel - Raven Hall Hotel

Raven Hall Country House Hotel, Ravenscar, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0ET

Raven Hall hosts the Ravenscar and Staintondale Evening Church Service every 5th Sunday of the month and also has a Christmas Eve Carol Service open to residents and non-residents.

The Church of St. Martin on-the-Hill

St Martin-On-The-Hill

Albion Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2DD

St Martin's Church was completed in 1863 and was designed by George Bodley. The beauty of the church is famous in the area and features excellent examples of pre-Raphaelite stained glass.

Hornsea Beach

Hornsea

East Yorkshire, HU18 1AB

The seaside town of Hornsea is perfect for a family day out, with a lovely sandy beach, a busy promenade to stroll along, amusements and plenty of attractions for all the family.

Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum

Pannett Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE

Whitby Museum is an independent Museum founded in 1823 and run by Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society.

Bridlington Harbour by Richard Burton

The Richard Burton Art Centre

19 Main Road, Buckton, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1HU

The Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NU

A Fun Day Out For All the Family For an unforgettable fun-packed family day out, take a trip back in time to a bygone age at the Scarborough Fair Collection.

 

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