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 Filey Folk Festival is set to host the critically-acclaimed American folk duo Hungrytown. The respected group will perform at Filey’s Evron Centre Concert Hall on Saturday 29 April. Hungrytown is made up of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson from the north-east U.S state of Vermont. The duo’s songs and music have appeared in numerous […]
Making sand castles, playing beach games, paddling, swimming, walking and watching the sea are Filey’s antidote to stressful weeks at work. 1. Go for a long walk A walk along Filey beach to Filey Brigg is a must for most visitors. The rocky promontory of Filey Brigg sticks out into the North Sea and has […]
Kevin Hollinrake is continuing to push for a dual carriageway on the A64 to the Yorkshire coast. The Filey MP says he’s in talks with the Transport Secretary and Highways England, making the case for spending the money. He says spending millions of pounds on a flyover at the Hopgrove roundabout near York isn’t the […]
Yorkshire Beach cleans are taking place in Scarborough and Filey from 10am this morning, as part of a national project organised by Surfers Against Sewage. It’s their biggest ever ‘Big Spring Beach Clean’ involving over 10,000 volunteers to clean up our beaches and recycle single-use or ‘disposable’ plastics that are polluting the nation’s coastline and rivers. […]