Ravenscar is one of the most intriguing places on the Yorkshire Coast with its dramatic clifftop views and rocky beach coves. It is the perfect place for hikers and fossil hunters to explore.
It is also a fascinating place for those interested in history. The Romans once used it as one of their signalling stations along this part of the Yorkshire Coast. Up on the clifftop, you will also find the popular Raven Hall Hotel, which was once the home of King George III’s physician, Dr Francis Willis: it is rumoured that the king may have stayed there during his treatments. A stone’s throw away from the cliffs, is the famous alum works, once an important part of this country’s fabric dyeing industry, and now a fascinating National Trust site.
Another interesting fact, back in the late Victorian period, big plans were made for Ravenscar to become a holiday resort to rival Scarborough and Whitby. Roads were laid out, a handful of houses were built and sewers were laid. But 'Peak' as it would have been named never really caught on, perhaps because of the steep path down to the beach and the development company went bankrupt.
Check out the list below for the best of what Ravenscar has to offer including accommodation, places to eat and things to do!
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