Essential Ravenscar

Breathtaking views

Along this coastal stretch you are not short of incredibly stunning views. For those wanting to bask in the views, take on the 3 mile long Ravenscar Trail where you can discover the geology and local history of the local surroundings. Take a break from exploring and visit Flossies teashop for a coffee and a cake.

A Weekend Break

Ravenscar is the perfect place for a relaxing break on the Yorkshire Coast with plenty of quality accommodation options.  Beautiful places to stay include Raven Hall which is dramatically situated 600 feet above sea level on the dramatic headland, overlooking Robin Hood's Bay and Smugglers Rock Holiday Cottages, who provide an ideal location for a quiet relaxing holiday, with sea and countryside views. Just a short drive from Scarborough, Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay, Ravenscar is in a great location for exploring these nearby seaside hotspots.

Ravenscar’s Industrial Heritage

The rugged natural coastal landscape is steeped with an industrial heritage of the Alum Works which was in production from 1650-1860. The remains of Alum shale quarries from the hillside were used in liquor production at the site for use in dyeing and tanning leather. The 11 miles of stunning coastline is now cared for by the National Trust where you can visit the Coastal Centre and get hands on with activities and exhibitions for both adults and children. Delve into the fascinating industrial past of this archaeological site as well as exploring the local wildlife and geology.

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