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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 - we can't wait to share it with you.

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Wharram Percy

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village

Wharram le Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9TW

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.

Bondville

Bondville Model Village

Main Street, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ER

Come and see Bridlington's miniature masterpiece, with over 200 buildings!

Staithes Gallery

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.

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington, Nr Helmsley, York, YO62 5UY

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.

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, York, YO62 5LB

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Wren

Robert Fuller Gallery

Fotherdale Farm, Thixendale, Malton, YO17 9LS

A fine art gallery dedicated exclusively to the work of one of the country’s foremost wildlife and nature artists. Robert Fuller’s life-like sculptures and paintings are favoured at home by the RSPB and the National Trust.

Scarborough north bay

Scarborough North Bay

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF

Sandy family beach backed by hills and cliffs. Scarborough castle dominates the skyline overlooking the beach.

Withernsea Lighthouse Museum

Hull Road, Withernsea, HU19 2DY

R.N.L.I & H.M Coastguard exhibits, history of shipwrecks, photographs of Victorian & Edwardian Withernsea and model ships. Kay Kendall Memorial (local born film star of 1950s). Views from lamproom are breathtaking after climbing 144 steps.

Whitby Abbey the most romantic ruin

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.

St Mary's Church, Scarborough

St Mary's Church, Scarborough

St Mary's Church, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1RY

Scarborough's finest and most ancient church full of history and beauty. A place of peace once damaged by war as old as Scarborough Castle. Anne Bronte's grave can be seen in the grounds of this medieval church.

Harbourside - art Photographs

Aakschipper Images

10 West Pier, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

A photographic gallery exhibiting a range of limited edition signed photographic prints, cards & postcards, the work of Yorkshire born artist Graham Rhodes & featuring images of local scenes in an attractive grade II listed property.

Filey Museum

Filey Museum

8-10 Queen Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HB

Filey Museum is in Queen Street in the old part of the town near to the 12th century St Oswald's Church. The museum buildings themselves date from the 17th century.

The Wonky Pitcher Cellar

The Wonky Pitcher Cellar

1 Market Place, PICKERING, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AA

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.

Bridlington Priory St Marys Parish Church

The Priory Church, Bridlington

Church Green, Bridlington Old Town, YO16 7JX

Trattles and Geall Fine Art

Trattles and Geall Fine Art

127 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DE

Trattles and Geall are based in a historic panelled ship-owners house in the heart of Whitby. At the foot of the Abbeys steps, the gallery has been in situ since the early 1700s.

Ayton Castle

Ayton Castle

Castle Rise, West Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9JY

Remains of a medieval manorial centre and later fortified house complex at Ayton Castle.

Old Coastguard Station, Robin Hoods Bay

Old Coastguard Station

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

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EN

Ampleforth Abbey is open all year and includes a visitor centre, tea room, gift shop and beautiful grounds.

Pickering Antique Centre

Pickering Antique Centre

Pickering Antique Centre, Southgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8BL

Pickering Antique Centre is situated in Pickering a short walking distance from the Market Place and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Staithes Studios Gallery

Staithes Studios Gallery

1 Slip Top, High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BQ

Staithes Studios Gallery is curated to reflect a passion for the natural, organic and abstract, offering a hand picked range of contemporary fine art, applied craft, art materials and workshops.

 

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