Day's Out on the North Yorkshire Coast That Won't Cost a Fortune
by David Pendleton on Mar 04, 2023
Below we’ve put together our ‘top things to do’ on the North Yorkshire Coast that won’t break the bank but will form part of a be a fantastic day out.
Visit to Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey is a must-see destination for anyone interested in history or architecture. This imposing ruin, which dates back to the 7th century, is located on a headland overlooking the town of Whitby and the North Sea.
The abbey was founded by the Anglo-Saxon king, Oswy, in 657 AD, and it quickly became an important centre of Christianity in the region. Over the centuries, the abbey was expanded and rebuilt, and it was one of the most powerful monasteries in England until it was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1539.
Today, visitors can explore the ruins of the abbey, which include the impressive 14th-century church, the cloisters, and the chapter house. The site also features a museum that displays artefacts found on the site, including a replica of the famous Anglo-Saxon cross that was discovered at the abbey in the 19th century.
Stroll along the beach at Scarborough
Scarborough is a traditional seaside resort town located on the East Coast. It is known for its two bays, North Bay and South Bay, both of which offer miles of sandy beach, an array of amusement arcades and a host of fish and chip shops.
One of the best ways to spend a day in Scarborough is to take a stroll along the beach. Whether you're looking for a relaxing walk or a more active day out, the beach has something for everyone. Visitors can take in the sea air, watch the boats come in, and enjoy the traditional seaside activities such as donkey rides, ice cream and fish and chips.
Tour of Filey Distillery
Filey Distillery is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the East Coast. Ok we might be a little biased, but that said the distillery tour is quickly becoming one of the must-visit attractions of North Yorkshire.
Located right in the heart of our little town of Filey, the distillery offers tours that take visitors through the entire process of making gin, from the sourcing of the botanicals to the bottling of the final product.
The tour begins with you enjoying a large Filey Signature Gin and Tonic whilst listening to a brief history of the distillery. Founded in 2021 by 3 friends who were passionate about creating a high-quality gin using where possible locally-sourced ingredients.
From there, visitors will get a behind-the-scenes look at the distillation process, including a chance to see Lucy the copper still and learn, touch and smell the different botanicals that are used in the gins.
The tour concludes with a visit to the bottling room, where guests can see the gin being packaged and learn about the different types of bottles and labels that are used. You’ll then have a chance to redeem your gift voucher in our shop and claim your complimentary souvenir free tumbler glass from our.
Overall, the Filey Distillery tour is a fantastic experience to enjoy whilst on the East Coast.
Visit to the RSPB Bempton Cliffs
The RSPB Bempton Cliffs is a nature reserve located on the East Coast. The reserve is home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, and kittiwakes, which nest on the cliffs during the breeding season.
Visitors to the reserve can take a guided tour of the cliffs and learn about the different species of birds that can be found there. There are also several hides and viewing platforms that offer great views of the birds flying in to feed their young.
Visit to the Flamborough Head Lighthouse
Flamborough Head is a beautiful coastal area located on the East Coast. The highlight of the area is the lighthouse, which offers visitors the chance to climb to the top for breathtaking views of the coast and surrounding countryside. The lighthouse, which was first built in 1669, is now an automated lighthouse operated by Trinity House.
Visitors can take a tour of the lighthouse and learn about the history of the building and its role in helping to guide ships safely through the treacherous waters of the North Sea. The tour also includes a climb to the top of the lighthouse, where visitors can take in the panoramic views of the coast and the surrounding countryside.
Overall, the East Coast of England offers a diverse range of attractions that are sure to appeal to a wide variety of interests. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or simply relaxing by the seaside, there is lots to enjoy that won't break the bank. So why not plan a trip to the East Coast today and experience all that this beautiful region has to offer?