Runswick Bay Yorkshire Coast

Runswick Bay: Discovering the Coastal Charm and Historic Beauty of North Yorkshire

Runswick Bay is a quaint seaside village nestled on the North Yorkshire coast , 5 miles north of Whitby. It is renowned for its stunning scenery, rich history, and charming character. From the rugged cliffs and picturesque beach to the historic cottages, there’s plenty to see and do in this hidden gem of a town. In 2020 Runswick Bay was


Filey – A Historic Seaside Resort

Introduction: When you think of towns along the Yorkshire coast the first ones that often come to mind are Scarborough and Whitby, but Filey is an excellent hidden gem that has plenty of activities and sightseeing opportunities. The town is steeped in history going back to the Ancient Roman era, right up to the Victorian era. History: The town has


Boulby – An Industrious Village on the Yorkshire Coast

Boulby is a small coastal hamlet in North Yorkshire that is primarily known for its deep underground mine that currently hosts a large laboratory and being beside the North York Moors National Park. The name comes from Scandinavian terms, meaning a ‘farmstead’, ‘village’, or ‘settlement’. There have been settlers in Boulby for over 1000 years, as it was mentioned in

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Flamborough – Perfect for People Who Love Nature

Flamborough is a historic village on the Yorkshire coast, with plenty to see if you like wildlife and nature. Originally, Flamborough was a tiny village, and has the remains of a castle and medieval manor house in the boundaries. In 1823, it was recorded as a fishing village with ancient remains. The population was made up primarily of fishermen, although

Robin Hood’s Bay – A Picturesque Fishing Village on Yorkshire’s Coast

Robin Hood’s Bay holds its roots as a small Yorkshire fishing village, but it’s become a very popular tourist spot in its location, with winding roads and excellent coastal views. The novel Dracula has scenes set in Robin Hoods Bay. So if you’ve read the book, you can understand the atmosphere and admire its steep steps and narrow winding streets.

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The Gansey Girl: Bridlington’s Proud Knitting Tradition

Introduction: The charming Yorkshire seaside town of Bridlington is known for its stunning beaches, rich maritime heritage, and a local treasure : the Gansey Girl. This iconic figure represents a proud knitting tradition that has been interwoven into the fabric of Bridlington’s cultural identity for centuries. The Origins of the Gansey Girl: Originating in the 19th century, the Gansey Girl

Balmedie – Beaches, Bombs… and Donald Trump

Balmedie is a growing Aberdeenshire village in eastern Scotland, famed for its golden brown beach with dunes that stretch for miles along the UK coast. With a population of just 2,534 – a large proportion of whom are retirees over the age of 45, you may think that Balmedie isn’t a whole lot different from many of the other pretty

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Laugharne, the home of a famous poet and playwright

Laugharne is the main borough in the Laugharne Township, located in the county of Carmarthenshire – South-West Wales. With its population hovering around 1000, this charming town retains the feel of a small village whilst competing with the attractions of any major city. The town, sitting on the Afon Taf estuary and flanked by rural scenery, is perhaps best known

Polglass / Chris Downer / Achiltibuie: the post office

Exploring the Wild Beauty of Scotland’s West Coast: Achiltibuie and Polglass

Nestled on the rugged west coast of Scotland, the twin villages of Achiltibuie and Polglass offer visitors a unique and authentic taste of Highland life. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, these villages are a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, scenic drives, or simply a peaceful retreat, Achiltibuie and Polglass

Bangor – a historic university town in Wales

About Bangor is a small but lively university city located in Gwynedd, northwest Wales. Known for its history and gorgeous architecture, Bangor is the oldest town in Wales and is filled with relics of the past, from its 12th-century gothic cathedral to its fairytale-worthy castles. However, the allure of Bangor does not lie solely in its history; it is also

Harlech castle

Harlech: with its infamous castle, aircraft crash and Guinness-world-record street

Harlech, in the county of Gwynedd, is a small town blessed with its location inside Snowdonia National Park. It lies on Tremadog Bay, a large inlet with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. Nestled within mountains and rolling hills, the small town has a population just shy of 1500; over half (51%) of locals habitually speak Welsh. Harlech manages to

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The Ten Most Fantastic Beaches in Yorkshire

The United Kingdom is filled with thousands of miles of coastline, and plenty of incredible beaches for tourists and locals to enjoy. From the quintessential British seaside towns of the Victorian era to quiet fishing villages, or busy cities with golden beaches, there is something for everyone. Yorkshire is filled with some of the UK’s most recognisable beaches. The county

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