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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 5 Sep - Thu 5 Sep Cafe Comedy at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Tue 6 Nov - Thu 28 Feb Chatty Hour at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
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
Fri 8 Feb - Sun 3 Mar Snowdrop Spectacular at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Bridlington
Sat 9 Feb - Fri 29 Mar Botanical Endeavours at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Sat 16 Feb - Sun 3 Mar Lego Explorers at Sea Life Scarborough at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

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.

Chatty Hour at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Chatty Hour

Bridlington

Tue 6 Nov 2018 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Meet up with friends, have a cuppa and a cake and hear a short talk about our amazing wildlife on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Snowdrop Spectacular

Snowdrop Spectacular

Bridlington

Fri 8 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Wrap the kids up warm and head to the Snowdrop Spectacular at Burton Agness Hall this year. Every February millions of beautiful snowdrops pop up and delight the local family visitors.

Botanical Endeavours

Botanical Endeavours

Whitby

Sat 9 Feb - Fri 29 Mar 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?

Instant Family

Instant Family

Scarborough

Mon 18 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Coastival 10th Anniversary

Coastival 10th Anniversary

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Coastival is an annual arts festival on the Yorkshire coast. Since 2009, Scarborough has been home to a gathering of amazing artists and performers who have brought us some of the most innovative and inspiring work to grace the region.

Coastival

Coastival Fringe Event

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

'On the fringe' of Coastival at The Scarborough Market Hall

TriceraTOTs at the Rotunda Museum

TriceraTOTs

Scarborough

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Bring your little TriceraTOTs to the wonderful Rotunda Museum and embark on a new adventure each week! Sessions involve a mixture of stories, music and crafts to help inspire learning about our collections.

The Lego Movie 2

The Lego Movie 2

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World

How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Colette (15)

Colette (15)

Whitby

Fri 22 Feb 2019

After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband.

The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Early Bird

Early Bird Offer

Whitby

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Take advantage of our Early Bird Offer available every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 4pm - 6pm. 1 course £9.95, 2 courses £12.95 or 3 courses £15.95. Our children's menu is also available. Please 01947 600511 to make a reservation.

All Is True

All Is True

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Steak night

Steak Night Friday

Whitby

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Steak Night Friday–Every Friday night is STEAK NIGHT on board the HM Bark Endeavour. Enjoy 2 Radford’s 8oz sirloin steaks with all the trimmings (tomatoes, mushrooms, onion rings and chips) for only £30 -add a bottle of house wine for £10.

Sound of Scarborough

Coastival Presents Sound of Scarborough

Scarborough

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Friday night at the Spa is set to be rocking out to the best of the best local bands.

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Whitby

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Love, When It's Brass

Love, When It's Brass

Scarborough

Fri 22 Feb 2019

A laugh-out-loud comedy for anyone that’s been through a wedding and lived to tell the tale!

The Wild Zone

Beach Hut Theatre Company presents: The Wild Zone

Scarborough

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

It is the 24th century: the world has suffered a climate change disaster known as ‘Dry Spell’.

Coastival at St Martins Church

Coastival

Scarborough

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Over the weekend of 23rd & 24th February the church is hosting two visual art exhibitions by Angela Chalmers & Vivien Mousdell. During the event there will be performance music and song, and a programme of guided tours of the church.

Wet Felted Picture

Full Day - Wet Felting Workshop

Filey

Sat 23 Feb 2019

This workshop will firstly be learning the basic techniques of Wet Felting and create a picture, later we will embellish our picture using mixed fibres, pre felt and needle felting skills. This can be a picture to hang or can be made in

About Time (Coastival)

About Time (Coastival)

Scarborough

Sat 23 Feb 2019

This 3 hour script writing workshop, examining ‘time’ and the significance of its impact on script writing.

Harp Recital at Scarborough Market

Harp Recital on the Mezzanine (Coastival)

Scarborough

Sat 23 Feb 2019

As part of the Coastival celebrations, join us at Scarborough Market to hear Bridget Cousins play a varied repertoire of tunes old and new on the Celtic Harp.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Scarborough

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Coastival presents 50s Sci-Fi Flicks: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).