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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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date event
Sat 1 Jul - Sun 7 Jan A Day at the Seaside at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 7 Jan A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Thu 23 Nov American Thanksgiving Dinner with Elvis at White Lodge Hotel, Filey
Wed 1 - Thu 30 Nov Artist Kerry Duncan at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Thu 23 Nov Beatlemania: Pepper Again at Scarborough Spa, Scarborough
Wed 1 - Thu 30 Nov Bempton Cliffs Nature Trail at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Thu 23 Nov Christmas Fair at Scarborough Town Hall, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

Scarborough

Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Extended until 7 Jan 2018 Scarborough Art Gallery Sun, sand and spades, or wet, windy weekends - what has a seaside holiday meant over the centuries?

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

Scarborough

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

The A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough exhibition explores the fascinating proposals of architect Stanley Davenport Adshead with his plans and photographs of the period.

Beatlemania: Pepper Again

Beatlemania: Pepper Again

Scarborough

Thu 23 Nov 2017

There has never been (nor probably will ever be) a year in which a single band produced so much quality material as The Beatles did during the year 1967.

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

Scarborough

Thu 23 Nov 2017

Mayoress' Community Fund Christmas Fair

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Christmas Opening

Bridlington

Tue 14 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

The Cunliffe-Lister family gather natural products from the Hall's award winning gardens and estate to create stunning, original decorations.

Joan Murray

Joan Murray - With Great Pleasure

Scarborough

Mon 9 Oct - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Fashion - knitting, weaving, drawing, monoprints and collage

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

Bridlington

Thu 23 Nov 2017

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

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Paddington 2

Scarborough

Tue 21 - Thu 23 Nov 2017

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Scarborough

Sat 18 Nov - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Santa will arrive at his Grotto on Saturday 18 November at 1pm. The Grotto will be open every day up to Christmas Eve.

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Hornsea

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

Scarborough

Wed 22 Nov - Sat 2 Dec 2017

Laura, Hannah and Megan are three sisters who live at Wuthering Eyre, a moor side farmhouse whose name is inspired by their love of the Brontë sisters.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Scarborough

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Nov 2017

A new production from Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres of Samuel Beckett’s iconic Waiting for Godot visits Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in November.

Blind Boy Paxton

Blind Boy Paxton

Filey

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Blind Boy Paxton is live in concert at the Filey Evron Centre.

Breathe

Breathe

Scarborough

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Daddy's Home 2

Daddy's Home 2

Scarborough

Fri 24 - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn - Westphalia Is Not An Option

Scarborough

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Henning Wehn joins the great line up of comedians at Scarborough Spa when he bring his show 'Westphalia Is Not An Option' to The Spa Theatre in November 2017.

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Paddington 2

Scarborough

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The Moon

Stargazing - Moon Exploring in Dalby Forest

Scarborough

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky including our nearest celestial neighbour, the Moon, our 4.5 Billion year old satellite. View the near first quarter Moon through a large telescope, observing large impact craters and lunar seas.

Dippy

Dippy Christmas Craft Fair

Whitby

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Christmas Craft & Gift Fair by the sea! Dippy Designs are hosting a fabulous festive Craft & Gift Fair in the Northern Lights Suite at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

All Shades of Soul

Motown All Shades of Soul

Bridlington

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Big Soul & Motown night out at Bridlington Spa Top DJ's playing the hits of Soul & Motown from the 60's, 70's & 80's.

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Olaf's Frozen Adventure And Frozen

Scarborough

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

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Paddington 2

Scarborough

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Bridlington

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Join critically acclaimed theatre company Chapterhouse as Scrooge's frozen heart begins to melt and he finally embraces the festive spirit in this most Christmassy of Christmas tales.