Whitby Abbey


  Filey is a Victorian seaside town with fine buildings and a compact town centre. There are plenty of shops but they are not the usual high street variety; they are more local with antique stores and bric-a-brac, newsagents and hardware stores. A walk on the Brigg will reveal some of North Yorkshire’s favourite coastline birds including puffins, kittiwakes and guillemots; the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs is nearby. Organised boat trips are held during the summer months along the impressive coastline and walking is popular with lots of coastal paths; it is the finishing point of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. There is a local folk festival held each year and for 2011 it runs from 29 April to 1 May. Filey’s local identity proves a hit for self-catering visitors; tearooms, fish and chip shops and home-cooked pub meals are in abundance. The reasonable prices and good quality food are always popular with caravan site visitors as it allows a relaxing night off from the cooking! However, if you prefer to cook back at base, Filey has several small supermarkets in the town centre, each stocking a good range of provisions. For more specialist camping supplies, call at nearby Scarborough or Bridlington where plenty of stores will be able to help you find exactly what you need.