Filey is a wholly unique, quiet; and quite beautiful, small seaside town on the picturesque North Yorkshire coast.
Betwixt it's more famous cousins, Bridlington and Scarborough, it is often - and to it's benefit - overlooked.
In circa 1830, the now Grade II listed Langford Villa was built and later became the summer residence of the Terry's family, the famous York chocolatiers. Shortly after, in 1835, Birmingham solicitor John Wilkes Uneet bought seven acres of land, which would later become the Royal Crescent and was opened in the 1850s.
In the 20th Century, the Butlins Holiday Camp proved to play a major role in Filey's economy, a tourism staple, bringing joy until 1984. Today, Filey proudly retains its fishing heritage; and the warmth and friendliness of its townsfolk is ever-present leading to that natural phenomenon that Filey does truly make you smiley!
The Sunday Band Concerts have proved so popular that Filey Town Council has announced 12 for this year up from 10 in previous years. As usual the concerts will take place in the Bandstand, Crescent Gardens between 2pm and 4pm. (St. John’s Church, West Avenue if the weather misbehaves!) PROGRAMME 5th July Stape Silver Band read more
Weather, weather, weather! The question in Filey is “whether” you should even bother to take any notice of the weather forecast. Why, you ask? Filey has its own micro-climate and whilst the friendly moustacheod weatherman on Look North or the clever app on your new iPhone 7, might indicate a light cloud or a touch read more
Filey Railway station is very conveniently located both near the bus station and the Tesco supermarket, with stop-offs to both Scarborough and York, it is well placed to connect all over the UK and further afield. There is a taxi-office on site, and through a small rear door you can also enter the wonderful Pitstop read more
Undoubtedly one of the finest local shops in Filey is All Seasons Fruit and Vegetables, located on John Street, two seconds from The Beach. Not only are the range of fruit and veg the freshest and most carefully chosen for miles, but it nearly always comes at a fraction of the pesticide-ridden vacuum-sealed dross available read more