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 new project hopes to help attract more international visitors to the Yorkshire Coast. It will allow those thinking of coming to the area to create a personal itinerary online. The project will initially target potential tourists from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. Sheron Crossman, from the National Coastal Tourism Academy, said: “There’ll be […]
Swim Safe, a national programme offering free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions is coming to The Yorkshire Coast to promote respect for the sea to children. Swim Safe is entirely free to attend, it was founded by the Andrew McGeown Legacy Fund. Andrew was a well-loved local man who sadly died after going into the […]
A new warning system has been introduced to Filey’s level crossing as safety was becoming a concern. Network Rail has installed a new audible warning system at the crossing at Seadale which will alert pedestrians of approaching trains. The system is automatically triggered as the train approaches the crossing, which is an additional warning as […]
A special ceremony took place in Filey last week to celebrate the re-opening of the much loved St Catherine’s charity shop. The Town Mayor and Mayoress paid a visit to the store on John Street for its relaunch Friday morning. Area Retail Manager, Matthew Wood, said: “We get so many regular customers in Filey. Holiday […]