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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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date event
Wed 23 Jan - Wed 27 Nov Afternoon Tea Dances at The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough
Wed 23 Jan - Wed 27 Nov Wurlitzer Afternoon Tea Dances at The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough
Sat 30 Mar - Sun 3 Nov Botanical Endeavours at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Mon 1 Apr - Fri 19 Jul Puffin Trail at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Mon 1 Apr - Mon 30 Sep Scavenger Bug Hunt Trail at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Sat 11 May - Sun 1 Sep Suffering Arcadia - Annabel McCourt at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Sat 25 May - Sun 8 Sep Pirates and Mermaids at SEA LIFE Scarborough at Pirate Adventure Mini Golf, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Botanical Endeavours

Botanical Endeavours

Whitby

Sat 30 Mar - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Our special exhibition in 2019 will be called 'Botanical Endeavours' . What did Joseph Banks do on Cook's first voyage, and why did he become a celebrity when the ship returned in 1771?

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve

Puffin Trail

Bridlington

Mon 1 Apr - Fri 19 Jul 2019

Mrs Puffin is going on an adventure - follow the trail to see what she gets up to and who she meets along the way.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve

Scavenger Bug Hunt Trail

Bridlington

Mon 1 Apr - Mon 30 Sep 2019

Who doesn’t love a good old bug hunt?

Suffering Arcadia - Annabel McCourt

Suffering Arcadia - Annabel McCourt

Scarborough

Sat 11 May - Sun 1 Sep 2019

Suffering Arcadia - Annabel McCourt Scarborough Art Gallery

Printmakers Council: Part 1 (Mini Prints)

Printmakers Council: Part 1 (Mini Prints)

Scarborough

Sat 25 May - Sun 8 Sep 2019

Printmakers Council: Part 1 (Mini Prints) Scarborough Art Gallery

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fairs

Scarborough

Sat 1 Jun - Sat 7 Dec 2019

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough Spa Orchestra 2019

Scarborough Spa Orchestra 2019 Season

Scarborough

Mon 3 Jun - Thu 12 Sep 2019

The legendary orchestra will continue the 107 year tradition from 3 June to 12 September 2019, with nine concerts every week.

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

Scarborough

Fri 21 - Thu 27 Jun 2019

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

Scarborough

Fri 21 - Thu 27 Jun 2019

World Wellbeing Week

World Wellbeing Week June 2019

Scarborough

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jun 2019

World Well being Week provides an opportunity for everyone to get involved. It gives recognition to local companies; and will shine a light on charities and social enterprises working hard in their own areas of wellbeing in Scarborough.

Body at Wellness week

World Wellness Week

Scarborough

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jun 2019

World Wellness week is a great way to focus your mind, body and spirit on improving your lifestyle

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

Scarborough

Mon 24 Jun 2019

Easy Street

Easy Street Live in Farrer's Bar & Brasserie

Scarborough

Mon 24 Jun 2019

Farrer’s Bar & Brasserie Presents ‘Easy Street’

Aladdin (PG)

Aladdin (PG)

Whitby

Mon 24 Jun 2019

Young Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie.

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Scarborough

Mon 24 Jun 2019

The ultimate feel-good comedy, with live music and tap dancing!

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Bridlington

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Yorkshire's Biggest & Best Car Boot & Market

Coffee Dances Howard Beaumont

Coffee Dances with Howard Beaumont

Scarborough

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

Scarborough

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Teddy Bears' Picnics

Teddy Bears' Picnics with The Spa Orchestra

Scarborough

Tue 25 Jun 2019

We will now be hosting a Picnic outside in the Suncourt every Tuesday afternoon from 4 June-27 August at 1.30pm.

Toria Garbutt

Toria Garbutt at La Rosa

Whitby

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Cafe La Rosa are hosting the return of the punk poet Toria Garbutt to Whitby on Tuesday 25th June. Toria’s unique blend of pure punk heritage and unapologetic spoken word confessions make her one of the most vital voices in the country.

Aladdin (PG)

Aladdin (PG)

Whitby

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Young Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie.

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Scarborough

Tue 25 Jun 2019

The ultimate feel-good comedy, with live music and tap dancing!

Gannets by Steve Race

Seabird Taster Photography Workshops

Bridlington

Wed 26 Jun 2019

These workshops consist of a three-hour session along the cliff-top with Steve Race, Yorkshire Coast Nature award winning wildlife photographer, who has years of experience of the reserve and its wildlife.

Hayburn Wyke Beach

Hayburn Wyke Wander

Scarborough

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Find out out how the National Trust looks after the coastal woodland of Hayburn Wyke, its flora, fauna, landscape and features.