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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

Event Table

Events from
date event
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Curious About Scarborough at Scarborough Town, Scarborough
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Star Carr Display at Rotunda Museum, Scarborough
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Mon 26 Mar - Mon 25 Mar 6 a side football league at Bridlington, Bridlington
Tue 27 Mar - Sun 22 Apr Scarborough Photographic Society at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Wed 28 Mar - Sun 28 Oct Wurlitzer Afternoon Tea Dances at The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Star Carr Display

Star Carr Display

Scarborough

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Star Carr is one of the most important Early Middle Stone Age sites ever found and it is right on our doorstep; only a few miles south of Scarborough.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Win the cup!

6 a side football league

Bridlington

Mon 26 Mar 2018 - Mon 25 Mar 2019

Kick of World Cup Year in Style with a brand new football league

Scarborough Photographic Society

Scarborough Photographic Society

Scarborough

Tue 27 Mar - Sun 22 Apr 2018

Scarborough Museum Trust is pleased to announce that a new community exhibition will be on display in partnership with ‘Scarborough Photographic Society’ from 27 March until 22 April 2018.

Wilfred Owen

"They will not dream of us poor lads..."

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

This exhibition will focus on the final year of Wilfred Owen’s life between 1917 and 1918, much of which was spent in Scarborough.

Brigantia - Artistically Yours

Brigantia - Artistically Yours

Scarborough

Sat 7 - Fri 27 Apr 2018

Brigantia is an association of talented Art , Craft and Design Workers.

Winifred's War

Winifred's War

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Curated by Photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, this exhibition explores the life and work of novelist and journalist, Winifred Holtby, who used her literary talents to campaign and advocate for peace before her untimely death, aged only 37.

Neil Kershaw

Neil Kershaw - Stained Glass

Scarborough

Mon 16 - Fri 20 Apr 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Stained Glass holiday!

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Scarborough

Mon 16 - Thu 19 Apr 2018

Final Week - Will End Wednesday 25th April.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Scarborough

Tue 17 - Thu 19 Apr 2018

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

Scarborough

Tue 17 - Fri 20 Apr 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot & Market

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 19 Apr 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.

Your Photography Project

Your Photography Project

Scarborough

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Led by photojournalist and artist Lee Karen Stow, participants will learn how to build a body of photographic work around a chosen theme or passion, as well as how to exhibit and promote their portfolio.

Hard Times

Hard Times

Scarborough

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Conrad Nelson directs Deborah McAndrew’s witty adaptation of Charles Dickens’ great Northern novel to bring you a joyful juggling and tumbling through this touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.

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Phantom Thread

Scarborough

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Daniel Day-Lewis’s last film, the winner of this year’s best picture Oscar and a British classic are all on offer at the SJT’s cinema in April.

Poppies: Women, War, Peace

Poppies: Women, War, Peace

Scarborough

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Photojournalist and artist Lee Karen Stow’s work focuses on the themes of Women, War and Peace, along with the symbol of the poppy. Join Lee to hear her discuss her work and the processes involved in making her artworks and displays.

Isle Of dogs

Isle Of Dogs

Scarborough

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Scarborough

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Present your Sci-Fi Scarborough ticket and get your film ticket for just £5 Cosplay welcome!

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Scarborough

Fri 20 - Wed 25 Apr 2018

Hard Times

Hard Times

Scarborough

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Conrad Nelson directs Deborah McAndrew’s witty adaptation of Charles Dickens’ great Northern novel to bring you a joyful juggling and tumbling through this touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Scarborough

Fri 20 - Wed 25 Apr 2018

Final Week - Will End Wednesday 25th April.

Motor Bike Racing on Olivers Mount

**CANCELLED** Bob Smith Spring Cup

Scarborough

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018

**CANCELLED** Come along to Oliver's Mount circuit and experience the excitement of the Spring National Cup Road Races.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.