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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).

Pannett Park Art Gallery

Pannet Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE

Art gallery within Whitby beautiful pannett park. Displays various exhibitions of local and international artists.

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.

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.

Bram Stoker's Dracula Experience

9 Marine Parade, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PR

The Dracula Experience is a unique tour through the Dracula story and the connection to Whitby. Using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.

Scarborough Art Gallery *** CLOSED ***

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

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

Magnificent Elizabethan house filled with treasures collected over four centuries.

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.

John Bull's World of Rock

Lancaster Road, Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QY

At John Bull's World of Rock there are factory demonstrations available Monday-Friday in peak season. The cafe and shop are open all year round 7 days a week with the shop selling a wide range of gifts and treats. Free parking.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Deepdale, Skinningrove, Saltburn-by-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 4AP

The museum is situated on the site of Cleveland's first ironstone mine. Hear how ironstone was first discovered in the Cleveland area hear the Trappy lad's tales of his first day underground and the friends he made

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.

Clock Tower

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

The famous Clock Tower overlooking the South Bay as featured in the The Royal TV series.

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.

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.

Winkie's Castle Folk Museum

162 High Street, Marske, Redcar, TS6 9AR

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

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

CLOSED - 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

The Richard Burton Art Centre

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

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 Spa - CLOSED

South Bay, Foreshore Road, 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.

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.

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.

Whitby Abbey - CLOSED

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

CLOSED 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.

Tracy Savage Art Gallery

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

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

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.

Woodend Creative Workspace

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Scarborough's unique office & meeting venue also offering virtual offices and a beautiful arts and crafts gallery open to the public 9-5 Monday to Friday.

Staithes and Runswick RNLI

Runswick, Saltburn-by-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 5HR

RNLI Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station

Arts Workshops & South Street Gallery

6 & 8 South Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2BP

Art gallery showing the work of the owner Ken Wood. There are regular exhibitions of paintings, prints and photos from various artists. Some new some old. There is also an interesting antique shop attached to the gallery.

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.

Whitby Harbour

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

From the atmospheric Abbey towering over winding cobbled streets to the windswept beach and working harbour, Whitby is not your traditional coastal town.

Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 5NW

This splendid 1710 Queen Anne building is home to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's, Kirkleatham Museum. These beautiful grounds also have a Picnic and play area.

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.

Terror Tower

21 Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1PB

Inspired by the best horror movies Terror Tower is a Haunted House attraction with a serious twist, combining live actors, animated scenes and special effects.