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Coastal Villages - Arts & Heritage

This coastline has a fascinating heritage, both culturally and industrially, and the small villages along it have always played a key role in that, supporting communities of both workers and artists, most famously at Staithes, where the Staithes Group of artist at one time rivalled the Newlyn School (and even shared some members with that famous group).

Rotunda Museum

Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS

Full of fascinating objects, the Rotunda Museum is home to a unique Bronze Age man and the skeleton of a Plesiosaur found on the Yorkshire Coast.

Whale Bone Arch

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HA

Original Whale jaw bone arch was erected some time after 1853. A replica was presented to Whitby by Norway in 1963. The current replacement was donated by Alaska in April 2003.

Whitby Gin

1-2, Gray Street, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 1EP

Distilled using the London dry method, with foraged local botanicals from the coast and moorland, our recipe pays homage to Whitby town's rich history.

Past Times Studio

40 Eastborough, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NJ

Past Times Studio is a renowned, professional photographic studio based in the picturesque town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Scarborough Spa

South Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

The Spa Complex is unique amongst British Venues, not only because of its coastal location on the beautiful South Bay, but also for the variety of facilities housed within the magnificent Victorian building.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Open again! Celebrates the life of the great explorer Captain Cook, and his momentous voyages. Gold Award winner for best small visitor attraction, Visit England Awards for Excellence. Royal Mint commemorative coins on sale now

Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE

Situated at the southern end of Robin Hood’s Bay, Ravenscar Visitor Centre is a welcoming gateway to the Yorkshire Coast.

Scarborough Art Gallery

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent in Scarborough, this gallery has two rooms devoted to displaying works from the Borough's art collection.

The Richard Burton Art Centre

19 Main Road, Buckton, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1HU

Wold Top Brewery

Hunmanby Grange, Wold Newton, Driffield, YO25 3HS

Wold Top Brewery is an award-winning micro brewery that uses traditional methods to produce high quality beers that combine the characters of the Yorkshire Wolds and the East Coast.

Woodend Creative Workspace

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Scarborough's unique office and meeting venue also offers virtual offices and a beautiful arts and crafts gallery.

The Arches Cookery School

Grinkle Park Farm, Loftus, Easington, Saltburn-by-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 4UD

The Arches Cookery School occupies a beautiful 200-year-old barn conversion, set on the family’s working arable and equestrian farm, within the North York Moors National Park.

St Martin-On-The-Hill

Albion Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2DD

St Martin's Church was completed in 1863 and was designed by George Bodley. The beauty of the church is famous in the area and features excellent examples of pre-Raphaelite stained glass.

The Scarborough Fair Collection

Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NU

So much more than just a working steam museum, The Scarborough Fair Collection is where the past truly comes to life.

Whitby Brewery

Abbey Farm, East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JR

When we started up our microbrewery back in 2013, we made it our mission to bring local, craft brewing back to Whitby.

Scarborough Lifeboat Station - RNLI

Lifeboat Station House, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB

The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. In the event of an emergency at sea call 999

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

9 Blands Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NR

An interesting and friendly art gallery in the mural painted cobbled street, near the sea front at Scarborough's south bay, selling paintings, sculptures, pottery and ceramics from a variety of national and international artists.

Scarborough Castle

Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

With over 2,500 years of turbulent history behind it, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between the north and south bays, with sheer drops to the sea.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, DRIFFIELD, Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Magnificent Elizabethan house filled with treasures collected over four centuries.

North Bay Heritage Railway

Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF

Travel on Britain's most historic seaside miniature railway running for 3/4 mile through the North Bay at Scarborough, with spectacular views of Scarborough's North Bay, historic headland and Scarborough Castle.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre has an exhibition and information on the history of Scarborough, ship building, fishing and the maritime life of the port and harbour going back to the Romans and Vikings.

Tracy Savage Art Gallery

18 St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ES

Visit the Tracy Savage Galleries and Pottery to discover a wealth of originality, from her Original paintings, Limited Edition Prints, hand made & hand painted Porcelain, wood sculptures to greetings cards

Winkie's Castle Folk Museum

162 High Street, Marske, Redcar, TS6 9AR

Whitby Harbour

St Annes Staith, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PY

Whitby's harbour is bustling with life with small fishing boats to larger vessels ready to whisk visitors off on trips around the bay.

Pannett Park Art Gallery

Pannet Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE

Discover the elegant Pannett Art Gallery and explore its wonderful art collections and temporary exhibitions.

Staithes Gallery

High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH

Staithes Gallery displays an astonishing variety of quality contemporary art inspired by its location in a historic Yorkshire fishing village with strong artistic traditions.

The Lickerish Tooth

The Old Grange, High Street, Lythe, North Yorkshire, YO21 3RT

The Lickerish Tooth was born from the minds of two drunk men, and a wife who went along with it.

Crescent Arts

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

We are the only exclusively contemporary art gallery in Scarborough, showing work by local, national and international artists.

Scarborough Harbour

Scarborough Harbour, Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PD

The harbour is situated under the Castle Headland in the South Bay. It is formed by three piers, the outer harbour being set aside for leisure activities while most of the port’s communal activities take place in the main or ‘old’ harbour.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

High on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby are the gaunt, imposing remains of Whitby Abbey. Whitby Abbey was recently named Britain’s most romantic ruin.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit all year round. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland.

Old Coastguards Station - Visitor Centre

The Dock, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ

The Old Coastguard Station visitor centre at the edge of the sea in Robin Hood’s Bay village will help you discover what makes this part of the Yorkshire Coast so special.