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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

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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


Cycling the West Coast of the United Kingdom

John O’ Groats to Land’s End is a route that takes adventures from the very top of mainland Scotland to the bottom of England, hugging the scenic West Coast along the way. There’s no official route for this iconic journey. Instead, travelers by bike, car, or even foot can construct their own adventure based on their travel desires. The fastest

Scarborough – A Classic Yorkshire Seaside Tourist Town

History Scarborough, a seaside town on the Yorkshire coast,  is thought to have first been founded by a Viking raider called Thorgils Skarthi. It’s part of an Icelandic Saga. However as far as archaeology goes, there’s evidence the area was inhabited in the Stone Age and Bronze Age. There was a Roman signal station on the headland, but a lot

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Cayton Bay – A Quiet Unspoiled Bay

Cayton Bay is a quiet hamlet located between popular seaside resorts, Scarborough and Filey. The beach is large and quiet, meaning it’s the perfect place to go to get away from it all. It could be a good place to settle for a couple of days, or to use as a base to visit the busier places up the coast.

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Easington – An Isolated Community

Easington is an isolated Yorkshire community with plenty to see and do. The people who live here have to deal with long travel times to get to secondary school, and access essential services like hospitals. There are also no supermarkets. However, it’s one of the best places for the views, and a walk along Spurn point–a narrow stretch of land

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Barmston – A Town Falling into the Sea

Barmston as a beautiful Yorkshire town in East Riding, not too far from Bridlington. What was once a wonderful tourist trap, the perfect place to go on holiday without being a big town, has now become well known for its coastal erosion. It’s the worst spot in England for coastal erosion thanks to the soft clay cliffs. That doesn’t mean

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