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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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What's On

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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?

The Lego Movie 2

The Lego Movie 2

Scarborough

Mon 18 - Thu 21 Feb 2019

Instant Family

Instant Family

Scarborough

Mon 18 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Whitby

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Bedknobs & Broomsticks at the SJT

Bedknobs & Broomsticks (U)

Scarborough

Tue 19 Feb 2019

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who it turns out is an apprentice witch.

Miles Jupp at the SJT

Miles Jupp: The Life I Lead

Scarborough

Tue 19 Feb 2019

David Tomlinson built a career playing a certain type of Englishman – stiff, formal and a bit of a silly ass. Best remembered as Mr Banks in Disney’s classic Mary Poppins.

Bedknobs & Broomsticks at the SJT

Bedknobs & Broomsticks (U)

Scarborough

Wed 20 Feb 2019

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who it turns out is an apprentice witch.

Early Bird

Early Bird Offer

Whitby

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Take advantage of our Early Bird Offer available every Wednesday, Thursday, 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.

Miles Jupp at the SJT

Miles Jupp: The Life I Lead

Scarborough

Wed 20 Feb 2019

David Tomlinson built a career playing a certain type of Englishman – stiff, formal and a bit of a silly ass. Best remembered as Mr Banks in Disney’s classic Mary Poppins.

Welcome to Marwen at the SJT

Welcome to Marwen (12A)

Scarborough

Wed 20 Feb 2019

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Early Bird

Early Bird Offer

Whitby

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Take advantage of our Early Bird Offer available every Wednesday, Thursday, 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.

Curry Night

Curry Night - ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET

Whitby

Thu 21 Feb 2019

£15 per person - ALL YOU CAN EAT CURRY BUFFET, Thursdays on board the HM Bark Endeavour. Enjoy pickles & poppadum, a selection of starters followed by your choice of curry (served buffet style) with rice and naan plus a bottle of Cobra!

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, Thursday, 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.