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!
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 […]
Filey.co.uk is delighted to see Filey looking resplendent with its new bunting and is proud to be the Match Funding Sponsor of this initiative. Funds matched came from the Filey Tourism Association, Filey Traders Association, and the good people at Bronte’s Vinery. Tizzy from Northern Clothing spearheaded the whole project, and without him, we would […]
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!) 2016 PROGRAMME 3rd July Swinton & […]