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Art, Culture & History

The Yorkshire Coast has a dense and rich history.

The area was home to one of the world’s most important Mesolithic archaeological sites before the Romans arrived to build roads and signal stations, while the Vikings marauded here, leaving an idelible mark.

In the Middle Ages, monasteries and castles were founded, while The Victorians built railway lines to our coastal resorts, travelling here to enjoy the seaside in their thousands. 

Every inch of our glorious coastline has a story to tell and we can't wait to share it with you.

Discover the Culture on the Yorkshire Coast

 
 
Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

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.

Malton Cookery School

Malton Cookery School

Learn to cook the best of Yorkshire produce in our beautiful kitchen. Game, shellfish and baking galore! Family friendly course designed to excite and enthuse, where the emphasis is having a great time

Ga11ery Eleven

Ga11ery Eleven

Beautiful Art for sale: Jane Took originals and prints, Fiona Clibbens’ colourful, seaside inspired prints and charming driftwood sculptures by Ebb n Flo.

Ampleforth Abbey Church

Abbey Church

Ampleforth Abbey has been home to a Community of Benedictine monks since 1802. The Abbey Church is the centre of monastic life and is open to visitors all year round.

Terror Tower, Scarborough

Terror Tower

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.

The Killing of the Servant

St Martin-On-The-Hill

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.

Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

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

Clock Tower, Scarborough

Clock Tower

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

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall

The sheltered walled garden on the bank of the River Rye, with its delightful mixed borders, orchards of traditional fruit varieties and spring-flowering meadows, complements this mellow 17th-century manor house.

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

A reconstruction of an early 18th Century schoolroom, housed in a 1785 building on the site of the school which James Cook attended. Interactive displays show his voyages of discovery.

The Wonky Pitcher Cellar

The Wonky Pitcher Cellar

We are proud to offer a wide selection of top quality prints, photographs and original paintings from our stable of excellent artists. We also have a wonderful range of gift ideas and a wide assortment of greetings cards.

Brass Castle Brewery, Malton

Brass Castle Brewery

Brass Castle Brewery is informally open to visitors. A Tap Room bar opens Thursday - Sunday serving freshly-brewed beers on site.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Castle Howard is one of Britain's finest historic houses with awe-inspiring architecture, grand interiors and rolling parkland and gardens. With gift shops, garden centre, farm shop, cafes and adventure playground.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Must See 2018

Take a trip on one of the world's greatest heritage railways with 24 miles of scenery!

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

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.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

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.

Alum Works: National Trust Centre - Ravenscar

Ravenscar Coastal Centre - Alum Works

At first glance the stunning views on the Yorkshire Coast seem like a rugged natural landscape created by time and tide. In fact, human history is as significant as natural history in the shaping of this beautiful coastline.

Wharram Percy

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village

The most famous and intensively studied of Britain's 3,000 or so deserted medieval villages, Wharram Percy occupies a remote but attractive site in a beautiful Wolds valley.