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!
Filey’s inshore lifeboat was called to two separate incidents involving kayakers within the space of an hour at lunchtime on Saturday 14th October. Shortly before 12noon, Humber coast guard requested the launch of Filey’s inshore lifeboat, Braund, following reports of 3 kayakers in difficulty at the end of Filey Brigg in a strong and freshening […]
Filey was invaded by West Highland Terriers last week. A special walk has been organised along the beach for those who own a Westie, although people with other breeds of dog are welcome to take part. Those that want to take part are asked to meet at West Avenue Car Park at 12.00pm, where the […]
North Yorkshire drivers Charlie Payne and Steve Bannister secured a brace of historic hat-tricks with home victories in the two main sections of the Trackrod Rally which finished in Filey on Saturday afternoon. Both repeated their successes in 2015 and 2016 with Ripon Dairy owner Payne winning the less restricted Trackrod Forest Stages in a […]
A large-scale search and rescue exercise took place in Filey over the weekend Emergency services from North Yorkshire Police, HM Coastguard, Filey RNLI and Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, took part in a large missing person search scenario. It means that there will be an increased emergency services presence in Filey this morning. Senior Coastal […]