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!
Everyone had fun at the Filey RNLI Lifeboat weekend, which took place last weekend. A fun-filled programme of events was planned over the course of the weekend to celebrate the launch of Filey’s brand new lifeboats, and to celebrate all the hard work and dedication our coastal team puts in to protect us. Over the […]
The Keep Filey Tidy committee has just celebrated its second anniversary. KFT was started by two ladies who loved Filey and wanted to tackle the problem of litter in the local area and raise awareness on the issues that litter can cause. After a series of meetings, the group was expanded and fundraising activities were held […]
Filey’s Dog Warden department is reminding all dog owners of the seasonal restrictions for dogs on the coasts busiest beaches. There are dog bans in place on the main sections of beach at Filey. The areas where dogs are not permitted are well signposted at all access points. The restrictions, which tie in with holiday […]
TWO small aircraft’s made emergency landings in fields in Filey, with one of the planes reportedly flipping over onto its roof. Filey police force explained: “Police were called to a report that two planes had made emergency landings in fields near Filey, at about 6.15pm yesterday. “Officers attended to ensure everyone was safe and well. No-one was injured, […]