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Flamborough

Rugged and windswept, Flamborough is one of the Yorkshire coast’s most dramatic locations. The white cliffs tower over beaches perfect for hiking and birdwatching – Flamborough is just a stone’s throw away from one of the UK’s most famous RSPB reserves, Bempton, which boasts the largest and most accessible mainland nesting colony of the handsome gannet, plus puffins, razorbills, guillemots and other seabirds.The beaches of North and South Landing offer some fantastic rock-pooling - under the watchful eye of seals or maybe even a peregrine falcon - and the Living Seas Centre has all the top tips to help you make the most of the coast. 

The area is steeped in history, too. Flamborough is a magnet for those who love lighthouses, as there’s not just one, but two – the first, a stately chalk tower, was built in 1669 and, it’s believed, was never lit. It’s now a Grade II listed building, the oldest complete lighthouse structure in the UK and one of the oldest in the world. The ‘new ‘ lighthouse, built in 1806, acts as a waypoint for deep sea vessels and coastal traffic as well as marking Flamborough Head for vessels heading for Scarborough and Bridlington.

The Battle of Flamborough Head, which took place in 1779, is one of the most celebrated sea battles of the American War of Independence, between an American squadron led by John Paul Jones and the two British escort vessels protecting a large merchant convoy.

Plan Your Visit

 
Flamborough Lighthouse
Walking at Flamborough

What's On

Event Table

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Sat 1 Sep - Wed 31 Oct Visiting artist Peter Watson at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Wed 5 Sep - Thu 5 Sep Cafe Comedy at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Tue 11 Sep - Sun 6 Jan Sylvia Pankhurst: Working Women at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Sat 15 Sep - Sun 6 Jan ScarboroArt at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Sat 29 Sep - Sat 29 Dec Roy Chubby Brown at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Mon 1 Oct - Mon 31 Dec World War One Centenary at Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, Scarborough
Tue 2 Oct - Fri 2 Nov Halloween Trail at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Bridlington Old Town Gallery

Visiting artist Peter Watson

Bridlington

Sat 1 Sep - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Peter Watson is the next artist to hold an exhibition at Bridlington Old Town Gallery. The exhibition opens on the 1st September 2018 and runs throughout September at the gallery in Bridlington Old Town.

Cafe Comedy

Cafe Comedy

Bridlington

Wed 5 Sep 2018 - Thu 5 Sep 2019

An evening of live stand-up comedy in the remodelled Bridlington Spa cafe, the perfect setting to enjoy a night of laughter, deli favourites and drinks.

Sylvia Pankhurst: Working Women

Sylvia Pankhurst: Working Women

Scarborough

Tue 11 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Scarborough Art Gallery is pleased to host this touring exhibition featuring 16 works by Sylvia Pankhurst.

ScarboroArt at Scarborough Art Gallery

ScarboroArt

Scarborough

Sat 15 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Taking inspiration from the seascapes in the Scarborough Collections and the human impact on our coastline, four artists have created new artwork tackling the issue of plastic waste pollution.

Roy Chubby Brown

Roy Chubby Brown

Whitby

Sat 29 Sep - Sat 29 Dec 2018

He’s the UKs most outrageous comedian – telling it as it is in his rudest and most controversial show to date.

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World War One Centenary

Scarborough

Mon 1 Oct - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Our World War One centenary exhibition runs from October to December.

Halloween Trail at Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Halloween Trail

Bridlington

Tue 2 Oct - Fri 2 Nov 2018

Come and have fun with our spooky house and garden trails and earn a chocolate treat once complete.

'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Bill Manhoff

'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Bill Manhoff

Whitby

Sat 13 Oct - Sat 10 Nov 2018

Two unlikely neighbours. Both have identity issues and through the course of the play they start to discover who they really are. ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ is a heart-warming comedy about unexpected love and the attraction of opposites.

Venom

Venom

Scarborough

Sat 13 - Thu 18 Oct 2018

Lace 1

Jenny Sutcliffe Lace Making

Scarborough

Mon 15 - Fri 19 Oct 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Lace Making course!

Goosebumps 2

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Scarborough

Wed 17 - Thu 25 Oct 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot & Market

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot and Market is open every Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday from March to October. Also open Tuesdays from the first week in June. Trading hours 6 am - 2 pm.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (12a)

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (12a)

Whitby

Thu 18 Oct 2018

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (12a)

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Scarborough

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Stewart Francis is bringing his ‘Farewell Tour’ to the Scarborough Spa.

Pumpkin Trail at Scarborough Market Hall

Pumpkin Trail

Scarborough

Fri 19 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Enjoy the Pumpkin trail around the market and vaults, pick up the trail from the main market events area and wander around to find the hidden Pumpkins.

Sue Ford

Sue Ford - Oil Painting

Scarborough

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Oct 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an Oil Painting holiday!

Spooky Grotto at the Market Hall Vaults

Spooky Grotto

Scarborough

Fri 19 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Do you dare come to the Market Hall Vaults to visit the spooky grotto?

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Scarborough

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Musicport 2018

Musicport 2018

Whitby

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Organisers are delighted to announce they have now completed the main line-up for the 19th Musicport Festival held in the beautiful seaside town of Whitby, North Yorkshire this October with its usual high quality and eclectic line-up.

Ascarium at the SEA LIFE Centre, Scarborough

Ascarium - Halloween Spooktacular

Scarborough

Sat 20 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Explore the ocean depths to discover the spooky creatures that lurk beneath the waves. Find the missing magic ingredients around SEA LIFE to help the Sea Witch cast her spell and claim your reward at an exclusive meet and greet!

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Make It!

Make It!

Scarborough

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Get the weekend off to a creative start with your family and friends.

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Scarborough

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Oct 2018