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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

 
 
 
Castle Howard

Castle Howard - CLOSED

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.

Whitby Harbour

Whitby Harbour

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

Tocketts Mill - The Water Mill

Tocketts Mill - The Water Mill

Although a Mill has probably occupied this excellent position since the 13th Century, Tocketts has evolved progressively over the intervening years, reaching it's final height and form in about 1850.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre - CLOSED

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.

Museum Entrance

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Housed in the buildings and grounds of an original WWII Prisoner of War Camp, a visit to our unique museum will transport you back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells wartime Britain.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery*** CLOSED ***

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.

Whale Bone Arch - Whitby

Whale Bone Arch

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.

St Marys Church, Scarborough

Anne Bronte's Grave

Burial site of the late literary icon, Anne Bronte. She is buried in St Mary's Church graveyard in Scarborough; a place she loved; a place she portrayed in both her novels.

Nunnington Hall, National Trust

Nunnington Hall

Enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Yorkshire manor house, nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye.

Triton Gallery at Sledmere House

Triton Gallery

The Triton Gallery opened in 2008 and is now one of East Yorkshire's most prominent exhibition spaces for contemporary art.

Whitby Brewery

Whitby Brewery

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

Sledmere House

Sledmere House

One of Yorkshire's most beautiful houses, with some of England's finest plasterwork. Award-winning garden. Military Museum, children's quiz, picnic and play area, terrace cafe and gift shop.

Wold Top Brewery

Wold Top Brewery

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.

Clock Tower Cafe

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

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.

RNLI

Scarborough Lifeboat House and Shop

Scarborough Lifeboat House and shop.

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

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 & ceramics from a variety of national and international artists.

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

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast

The Rotunda’s new exhibition dives into Yorkshire’s ancient seas and brings visitors face to face with a range of prehistoric creatures.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey - CLOSED

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.