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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.

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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.

Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters

Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters

Scarborough

Fri 14 - Thu 20 Jun 2019

Rocketman

Rocketman

Scarborough

Mon 17 - Thu 20 Jun 2019

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

Scarborough

Mon 17 - Thu 20 Jun 2019

Aladdin

Aladdin

Scarborough

Mon 17 - Thu 20 Jun 2019

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Bridlington

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Yorkshire's Biggest & Best Car Boot & Market

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

Scarborough

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Fair Beer Festival

Fair Beer Festival

Scarborough

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Fair Beer Festival - BBQ Food Available. Breweries Showcasing their famous Beers & Ciders. Hosted by the Nag's Head from 5pm.

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Scarborough

Thu 20 Jun 2019

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

Musicals Meets Variety

Musicals Meets Variety

Scarborough

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Gin Society Festival

The Gin Society - Scarborough Festival 2019

Scarborough

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Scarborough, we're coming back with pure Gin Delight!!!

Aladdin (PG)

Aladdin (PG)

Whitby

Fri 21 Jun 2019

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

Flower Festival Preview

Flower Festival Preview

Scarborough

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Flower Festival Preview at St. Laurence's Church. 19:30 - Open for viewing until Monday 15.00

Kings & Queens of Pop

Kings & Queens of Pop

Scarborough

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Presented by: The Scarborough Dance Centre | Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June at 7.30pm Sunday 23rd June at 2pm | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

Soul Rida & BBQ

Soul Rida & BBQ - Free Live Music

Scarborough

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Soul Rida & BBQ - Free Live Music. At Nag's Head From 19.30. BBQ Food Available

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Scarborough

Fri 21 Jun 2019

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

Piston Slap Festival Motoring Event

Piston Slap Festival Motoring Event

Scarborough

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Join us for a day of unique and retro vehicles and attractions throughout the day, topped off with a party in our marquee complete with fully stocked bar open till 3am!

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve

Binocular and Telescope Open Weekends

Bridlington

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

RSPB Bempton Cliffs is one of the best places to buy binoculars and telescopes in East Yorkshire.