Undulating chalk-white cliffs, traditional lighthouses and a dreamy sandy cove are the star acts at Flamborough, which is part of a wild and untamed stretch of the Yorkshire Coast popular for bird-watching and hiking. The fact that it’s so unspoilt makes it an ideal filming location for period dramas – coastal scenes have been shot here for productions including ITV’s Victoria and feature films Dad’s Army and Bill.

Set back from the headland, Flamborough village hosts the remains of Flamborough Castle, a medieval fortified manor house, and the Grade II*-listed church of St Oswald. Together, the village and headland form a Special Area of Conservation ripe for exploration.

The secluded, cliff-framed cove at Flamborough’s North Landing was also used in the 2020 Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat retelling of Dracula.


Sea Rd, Flamborough YO15 1AE

Planning a visit?

For further inspiration on places to stay and things to do in the area, visit Discover Yorkshire Coast