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!
A Yorkshire beach has joined some of the most tropical destinations in the world on a travel magazine’s list of the world’s best beaches. The bay, near Whitby, is one of just 25 top beaches selected by online magazine Passport – alongside resorts in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Australia. The site’s writer wrote: “There’s no evidence […]
Filey Residents are being told to prepare for high tides and possible tidal flooding between 4am and 4pm tomorrow (Friday the 13th of January). The tides are set to affect Filey, Sandsend, Whitby and Scarborough. The predicted gale force winds could result in large waves and high water levels around the times of high tide. […]
Over the years, Filey has played host to many sophisticated and unrefined celebrities. Allegedly, stars such as Iggy Azalea and Janice Dickinson have chosen this holiday hotspot as a cultured place to go on their jollies. Arguably, two of the biggest stars to pay Filey a visit are Paul McCartney and David Bowie. Paul McCartney […]
Sitting at the Eastern End of the famous Cleveland Way, North Yorkshires Filey is brimming with everything that makes other Yorkshire towns great plus it’s got a beach. While perhaps not as well known as other East Coast destinations such as Whitby and Scarborough this should not deter tourists as it simply means it lacks […]