Places to visit on the Yorkshire coast

Things to do in the Coastal Bays and Villages

Staithes Gallery

Houses contemporary artwork which has been inspired by Staithes and the surrounding area and is situated right in the village centre. Staithes Gallery also plays host to a number of special events which include dinner evenings where you can sit in the gallery and enjoy a 3 course meal.

Tel: 01947 841840 Address: Staithes Gallery, High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH.

Mulgrave Castle (also known as Lythe Castle)

See the ruins of the second Mulgrave Castle which are situated in a woodland setting on the Mulgrave Estate. It is believed to have been built in the 11th century and was destroyed centuries later during the Civil War. This part of the estate is open to visitors on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and is closed throughout May.

Tel: 01947 893239 Address: Accessed on foot from the East Row entrance in Sandsend, near Whitby.

Turnstone Gallery, Sandsend

The Turnstone Gallery houses artwork and ceramics which are representative of Yorkshire's talent. With its friendly atmosphere and picturesque location it is definitely worth a visit, whether it be to view the changing displays and exhibitions or to buy a special gift.

Tel: 01947 893289 Address: Turnstone Gallery, East Row, Sandsend, Whitby, YO21 3SU.

Robin Hood's Bay Museum

The Robin Hood's Bay Museum is a registered charity and is run by local volunteers. Situated in the southern part of the village, the museum houses a wide range of topical displays which vary from details of historic shipwrecks in the local area to geology and fishing. Group parties are welcome to visit the museum by arrangement.

Address: Robin Hood's Bay Museum, Fisherhead, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4TQ.

The Ingrid Flute Gallery

The Ingrid Flute Gallery is situated adjacent to St. Hilda's Church in Ravenscar and was named after its benefactor, the late Ingrid Flute, who established our very own holiday cottage letting agency more than 40 years ago. The gallery plays host to a number of changing exhibitions which display the work of local artists as well as occasional arts and crafts fairs.

Address: The Ingrid Flute Gallery, St. Hilda's Church, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0ET.

The Stained Glass Centre

This centre houses a selection of stained glass creations ranging from windows and door panels to lampshades and other gifts. Visitors to the centre are able to look around the showroom whilst learning about the history and methods that are involved in the production of stained glass goods. The centre also offers courses for those who wish to receive a more in-depth knowledge about the crafting of stained glass.

Tel: 01723 581236Address: The Stained Glass Centre, Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TP.

Filey Museum

This award-winning museum is situated in a Grade II listed building which used to be a farm house dating back to the 17th century. It houses a range of collections and displays which relate to Filey's historical development as a fishing and farming settlement right through to its current existance as a seaside resort. There are themed rooms throughout which include a Victorian Room and a Lifeboat Room.

Tel: 01723 515013Address: Filey Museum, 8/10 Queen Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HB. 

Things to do in Scarborough

Scarborough has everything you need to make a traditional family holiday that extra bit special. From colourful seaside traditions to bright beach huts, it's not hard to see why Scarborough has remained one of Britain's favourite seaside resorts over the years.

Explore the Old Town

The Old Town is the perfect place to relax and indulge in some nostalgia thanks to its streets lined with illuminated amusement arcades, quaint cafes and popular theatres. You can also just 'shop till you drop' thanks to the huge range of high-street and independent shops that are dotted across the town.

Discover the Gardens

There are many special gardens and parks dotted around Scarborough and its surrounding area including Glen Gardens in Filey and Peasholm Park in Scarborough. They make for a great change of scenery for a walk and allow holidaymakers to relish in their picturesque settings.

The Sea Life Centre

The Sea Life Centre has been a firm-favourite with children and adults alike over the years. Here you can get up close and personal with a range of underwater creatures including Clownfish, Black Tip Reef Shark, Japanese Spider Crab and the Humboldt Penguin.


Climbing and mountaineering is popular around Scarborough and the wider area of Yorkshire, it's a much loved way to enjoy the beautiful landscape. However it is important to stay safe when out and about, that's why the Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team are there to help provide information on staying safe. They perform numerous rescues throughout the year and they're run by dedicated volunteers and it's a great service for the tourists and locals alike.