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      27.03.2005 05:36
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      Welcome to the village in which I grew up and I wouldn't have it any other way, as it has to be one of the safest places on earth. I have many fond memories, so I just thought I would write a review and take you to the places Flamborough has to offer.

      Where is Flamborough?
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      Flamborough Head is situated on the east coast about 3 miles north of Bridlington, and 20 miles south of Scarborough. On the map it is on the tip of what I think looks like a witches nose, which sticks about seven miles out to sea. So if the seas rise it could be the next lost city of Atlantis. That was a joke by the way.

      Now you know where Flamborough is let me tell you what it has to offer for a holiday or just a day out with the family.

      Danes Dyke
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      Danes Dyke is a nature lovers heaven, it is a large man created forest area. It is full of nature walks and really nice scenery, there is a large picnic area for all the family to sit and relax amongst the peaceful surroundings. The children are quite safe to run around and play games but it is best to keep an eye on them as if they wander into the woods there is quite a steep hill down into the dyke.

      There is also a little shop which sells all your refreshments and a few selected souveniers bookmarks,keyrings and other such things. You can get your ice lollies, teas, coffees and snack foods such as pot noodles. The prices even though you are pretty much a captive audience are quite resonable. Just to the side of this shop you will also find toilet facilities, although it has been a while since I last went they used to be kept quite clean and hygenic.

      If you are feeling fit there is quite a long steep hill down to the beach, although there is not much to see when you get down there as it is mainly shingle and stones. So if you have small children you may be better of at a different beach.

      Lighthouse
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      Flamborough Head is best known for it's treacherous coast line, there has been hundreds of shipwrecks throughout time. So it seems fitting that there should be a lighthouse, you can go on a guided tour of this feature for a very small fee and it is worth it. Although there are alot of steps to the top and you end up feeling dizzy going round and round and round and round till you get to the top. The view on a clear day is brilliant.

      There is also a pub/restaurant nearby which is quite pricey but the food is really nice and the beer nice and cold perfect for a warm sunny day. But if you are driving stick to the shandy, that is nice also. There is a gift shop which is quite big you can get your sticks of rock and sugar dummies to keep the kids quiet.

      The only draw back is, if there is even a slight threat of fog or sea freat you can be sure that the fog horn will be going. So be warned it is VERY LOUD!!!!

      North Landing
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      This is the best beach to go to if you have kids in tow, although there is quite a steep hill down there there is plenty to do. If the tide is out then the kids can take their fishing nets and play about in the rock pools, but beware as the rocks can get quite slippy and there are some quite sharp edges to bang their heads on. But there is also very nice and clean sand for the kids to play on safely, as it is enclosed it is easy to keep an eye on them.

      There are caves to explore, believe me some of these are quite breathtaking, there is one which I called the Ampitheatre as it is huge.

      You can also jump on a boat which will take you on a tour of the Headland, stopping at the bird sanctuary where you will see Puffins,kittewakes and various other gulls. Oh yeah and the odd Shag (yes it is also the name of a bird)

      If you are a fan of boat fishing there are two trips daily, it used to be 9am-12pm for about a tenner. Then 2pm-4pm for about £8 per person, don't worry if you aren't equipped as you can use one of the already set up rods aboard and bait is provided also. All you need to worry about is not being sea sick as there can be quite a swell around the coast which can bring your brekkie back very easilly. The prices may have changed a little as it has been a while since I last went out on them.

      At the top of the hill once again you have your shop selling all your beach toys and equipment. As well as various cold drinks and ices at still reasonable prices. Next to that is the pub which does have a room for the kids with pool table and various video games. Then next to that there is a cafe which does your hot drinks and a small selection of hot and cold snacks.

      South Landing
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      Although this is not a tourist hot spot, it is still worth a visit. There is a tourist info shop here and the new lifeboat station with a little shop, but since 1996 it is nothing more than a big dingie. The old lifeboat station is at the North landing when we used to have the big boat but they got rid of it. That is a bit of a sore point with the villagers especially the fishermen, who risk their lives in the rough seas. But the national coastguard know best don't they, but believe me I have been on the new lifeboat and it didn't feel as though it would be very safe in rough seas.

      The beach doesn't have much to offer appart from if you are a fisherman, and like beach casting. As this is a great place to fish from as it has a lugworm bed, it's great for spinning in Mackrel season. But beware of the seaweed as I have lost many a line in the strong onshore drift.

      You can also do a bit of bird watching as there are specially placed viewing platforms for those who enjoy ornethology as a pastime.

      Thornwick Bay
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      This is a great place to visit , there is a cafe at the top, which I used to work at during the school holidays. They have a rather vast menu , and val the owner bakes all her cakes and buns onsite so they are fresh. Might I add they are bloody gorgeous too, just like grandma used to make em.

      There are two beaches at the bottom (of some very very steep steps) To the right you will find a small sandy cove, it makes a great suntrap in mid summer. Dividing these two areas is White rock, which is sort of where the cliff carried on at a lower level. I used to love summer at Thornwick bay, me and my mates used to don our wetsuits and go jumping off the cliffs down here. You still see the locals and some brave tourists carrying on the same tradition. But they don't do half of what we used to do, I think we must have been slightly suicidal. One of the ones we used to go off was called "The point of no return" Believe me once you were out on that ledge the only way off was down. There wasn't much room for error believe me, but I don't see many people up there now.

      Anyway at the other side is a sort of rocky plateau, there are many rockpools, nooks and crannies to keep those kids hunting crabs for days. There are many caves dotted around here to explore but only accessible when the tide is fully out. But beware if you do get to look around them please keep an eye on the tide as it can turn very quickly and you can get cut off. I have seen it happen and it doesn't always turn out good if you get my meaning. In peak season there is an average of about 4-5 incidents per week.

      The heart of the village
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      In the centre of the village there are 4 pubs, The Royal Dog And Duck, The Seabirds, The Ship Inn and The Rose And Crown. All of these pubs serve food, all of them nice and fair priced, if you have kids I would recommend The Ship or Dog And Duck. The ship also has a great kareoke on a sunday afternoon, And the Dog And Duck is a good drinking pub it was always the last stop before the nightclub in Bridlington. There is also a wmc which has two full size snooker tables (15 and over use only) and a cabaret bar upstairs. But you have to be a wmc member, or get one to sign you in.

      There is a newsagents called the Ye Olde Tuck Shoppe (I always think that sounds daft) you can get your lottery and your daily rag here. You can also get all your weekly/monthly issues here too.

      You also have the post office, butcher, baker (candlestick maker) well not really that just sounded good. There are two chippies, High Street Fisheries and The Lighthouse, which personally is my favourite one.

      There are two main shops too, there is the co op
      but I won't sell the opposition as the other is owned by my mum. Jackies shop or the Old Sweet Shop (notice the little plug) believe me if she don't sell it, it don't exist. Once inside it is like aladins cave, a vast expanse of stock of all varieties. Believe me people come from far and wide for her pre-packed cakes and biscuits, they are to die for. her cooked meats ham/beef are freshly cooked on premises, and when you can smell that aroma of a freshly cooking beef joint you have to have it. She also does green grocery, hardwear, ornaments, toys and gifts, tinned food, frozen food, alcohol and cigarettes, and dvd and video hire (a right little empire.)
      But remember this, knowing who I am will not get discount, she's well tight...lol....

      Caravan site
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      There is also a caravan and camp site near to the Thornwick Bay called Thornwick Bay caravan site funnily enough. The site has lots to offer with an onsite club which encorporates a brilliant childrens room, which is massive. They even have their own bar that they can go to, to get their drinks and munchies. Then the other part where the adults only can go to, there is also an adults only section, for those who don't want kids around. There is great entertainment for all in both sides (oh yeah I worked here too tending bar)

      It has it's own pool, which is of a decent size and well supervised by well trained lifeguards, not just skint students. There are also various fast food outlets the usual burger and pizza bar and chippy.

      You can either book to stay here or pay on the day, but I suggest booking to avoid dissapointment as it does fill up in the peak season, it is quite a popular place

      One more little fact about Flamborough
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      Flamborough Head was also the most popular landing site for smugglers. They used to land their goods in a place called smugglers cave, which is situated at Thornwick Bay. There used to be a passage from the cave to the cliff top, but it has been destroyed for obvious reasons. When the tide is high enough, the boat trip from north landing will take you right inside too. It really is quite amazing once inside to see how this cave is formed.

      Anyway if you decide to go one day, now you know where you want to visit. I hope this info was of use to you if not then I shall go an kill myself promptly, as my fingers are dead now anyway....lol.....

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        06.11.2000 16:34
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        Whitby is a beautiful fishing town in North East Yorkshire and where many many inland Yorkshire folks dash to every summer to take in the beauty and atmoshphere of this lovely place. We usually go around the time of the Folk Festival, when the town is almost throbbing with beautiful music and 'folky' bods there for the festival. Streets are filled with folks meandering round and taking in the sights and smells and kiddies run up and down excitedly on the beach. There are many wonderful places to eat and drink in Whitby. A really super little resteraunt sits right on the front nearby where Captain Cook's monument stands. There you can get THE tastiest fresh scampi, chips, bread and butter and a cup o tea for a very reasonable amount. Yummy. There are loads of pubs in the town. Somnething to suit everyone really. Whitby is divided into to where the sea comes inland and you have to cross a large machanical bridge to get to the other side of the twon, where you will find lovely arty crafty shops and loads to see and buy. There's more .... loads more, you just have to visit. I guarantee though you will never visit Whitby only once, because everyone who visits falls in love with the place :-)

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