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Destination Guide

Coastal view of the high sea cliff's overlooking the sea, close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights


Tourist Information

Things to see & do in Ravenscar

The views from Ravenscar's high sea cliffs towards Robin Hood's Bay are simply awesome! The village also offers some of the most important geological remains in the North York Moors National Park.

This stretch of coast is renowned for its rich fossil beds and ammonites and belemnites are often found on the beach. Ravenscar is also home to the Peak Fault a major geological fault that has affected the shape of the landscape. The sweeping layers of rock can clearly be seen just off the beach at low tide.

The landscape has also been shaped by the alum industry that once thrived here. You can visit the intriguing remains of the Peak Alum Works just north of the village and the National Trust Coastal Centre also explores the wealth of geological that can be found along this stretch of coast.

Ravenscar is also the site of the town that never was. An ambitious Victorian holiday resort was planned but failed when the development company went bankrupt. You can see outlines of proposed roads and houses as you take a walk along The Cleveland Way National Trail (North Sea Trail) beside the cliffs to the south of the village.

Walkers, cyclists and horseriders can explore the disused Scarborough to Whitby railway. The 20 miles are fairly flat and are traffic free. Choose to do the entire route or just a short section.

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