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Ravenscar

Ravenscar is one of the most intriguing places on the Yorkshire coast for those interested in history. Its dramatic clifftop location made it ideal as a site for one of a string of Roman signal stations along this part of the Yorkshire coast.

The Raven Hall Hotel, perched broodingly on the clifftop, was once a home owned by King George III’s physician, Dr Francis Willis: it’s rumoured that the king may have stayed there during his treatment.

A stone’s throw away is the alum works, once an important part of this country’s fabric dyeing industry, and now a fascinating National Trust site.

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 fine houses were built and sewers 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. But remnants of the resort that never was remain.

And – like the rest of this fabulous Jurassic coast – the beach at Ravenscar is a wonderful place to find fossils.

 

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Event Table

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date event
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
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
Mon 8 - Thu 25 Oct Phillipa Elizabeth Photography Exhibition at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Sat 13 Oct - Sat 10 Nov 'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Bill Manhoff at Whitby - various venues, Whitby

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.

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.

scarboroughmaritime

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.

Goosebumps 2

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Scarborough

Sat 13 - Thu 18 Oct 2018

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!

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

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

Whitby

Wed 17 Oct 2018

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

Paul Wheater's Musical Memories

Paul Wheater's Musical Memories

Filey

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Country classics, love songs, standards, old-style gospel songs and more.

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.

Sue Ford

Sue Ford - Oil Painting

Scarborough

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Oct 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an Oil Painting holiday!

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.

McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k Road Race & Fun Run

McCain 10k Race

Scarborough

Sun 21 Oct 2018

McCain Yorkshire Coast 10K Road Race and Family Fun Run - McCain Yorkshire Coast 10K road race - McCain Yorkshire Coast 10K road race.

Psychic Fair at the Market Hall

Psychic Fair

Scarborough

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Some of the best Psychics and Clairvoyants from around the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire areas will be attending the Psychic Fair at Scarborough's Market Hall on 21st October 2018.

Backstage Tour at Bridlington Spa

Backstage Tour

Bridlington

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Backstage Tour of The Spa, Bridlington. Don’t miss your chance to discover this iconic venue. Admission free. Spa staff will guide you around backstage areas, front of house and parts of the building not known to the general public.

Suggs: What a King Cnut, A Life in the Realm of Ma

Suggs: What a King Cnut, A Life in the Realm of Ma

Scarborough

Sun 21 Oct 2018

If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.