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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
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Wed 5 Sep - Thu 5 Sep Cafe Comedy at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Mon 1 Oct - Mon 31 Dec World War One Centenary at Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, Scarborough
Thu 1 - Fri 30 Nov Visiting artist Cynthia Ward at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Sat 3 - Fri 30 Nov 1,568 Sawdust Hearts at Woodend, Scarborough
Tue 6 Nov - Thu 28 Feb Chatty Hour at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Wed 14 Nov - Sun 23 Dec Christmas Opening at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Bridlington

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.

scarboroughmaritime

World War One Centenary

Scarborough

Mon 1 Oct - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Our World War One centenary exhibition runs from October to December.

Bridlington Old Town Gallery

Visiting artist Cynthia Ward

Bridlington

Thu 1 - Fri 30 Nov 2018

Cynthia Ward is the next artist to hold an exhibition at Bridlington Old Town Gallery. The exhibition opens on the 1st November 2018 and runs throughout November at the gallery in Bridlington Old Town.

Sawdust Hearts

1,568 Sawdust Hearts

Scarborough

Sat 3 - Fri 30 Nov 2018

The exhibition is commemorating the centenary of Armistice Day and the origins of Occupational Therapy, and raising funds for Combat Stress, the veterans mental health charity.

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.

Christmas Opening at Burton Agnes Hall

Christmas Opening

Bridlington

Wed 14 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Burton Agnes Hall will be decorated for Christmas from the 14th of November until the 23rd of December. Join Father Christmas and Jingles the Magic Elf for a magical performance at Burton Agnes Hall this Christmas.

Fantastic Beasts 2

Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Scarborough

Fri 16 - Thu 22 Nov 2018

Boyes, Scarborough

Santa's Grotto

Scarborough

Sat 17 Nov - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Visit Boyes on Queen Street in Scarborough and meet Santa in his magical grotto.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Sat 17 Nov 2018

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

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 17 Nov 2018

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.

Make It!

Make It!

Scarborough

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Get the weekend off to a creative start with your family and friends.

Santa Arrives in Scarborough

Santa Arrives in Scarborough

Scarborough

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Santa will arrive by fishing boat at 10:30am and will make his way from West Pier up through the town centre to take up residence in his grotto at Boyes.

The Nutcracker

Disney's The Nutcracker & The 4 Realms

Scarborough

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

A Christmas Carousel

A Christmas Carousel

Scarborough

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Saturday 17th November at 2pm and 7.30pm Sunday 18th November at 2pm | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery Night

Whitby

Sat 17 Nov 2018

There’s murder on the menu!

Bulsara & His Queenies

Bulsara & His Queenies

Whitby

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Recommended by Queen Productions themselves, the remarkable 7 piece band, Bulsara & His Queenies will perform the music of Queen at Whitby Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 16 November.

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Show

Scarborough

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience coming to Scarborough Spa on 30th Anniverary Tour

Ayton Castle

Christmas Craft Fair

Scarborough

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Visit the Ayton Village Hall for their annual Christmas Craft Fair.

Table Top Sale at Falsgrave Community Centre

Table Top Sale

Scarborough

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Christmas is fast approaching, so come down to the Falsgrave Community Resource Centre and pick up a bargain or two at our table top sale.

Christmas Craft Fair

Crown Spa Hotel Christmas Craft Fair

Scarborough

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Free family Christmas fun, showcasing; Gifts, Masterclasses, Live Music, Santas Grotto, Festive Food and Drink and much more!

A Christmas Carousel

A Christmas Carousel

Scarborough

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Saturday 17th November at 2pm and 7.30pm Sunday 18th November at 2pm | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

Scarborough

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Save the date! On Sunday the 18th of November, Scarborough South Bay hosts 'Countdown to Christmas'

Black Friday Bargains at Brunswick Shopping Centre

Black Friday Bargains

Scarborough

Mon 19 - Sun 25 Nov 2018

No longer just a one day event, expect awesome bargains and deals in stores at Brunswick, all week. Now is the time to get your Christmas shopping sorted and save, save, save…

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 20 Nov 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.