Visit Flamborough and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire. The chalky cliffs of Flamborough Head jut out of the Yorkshire coast where the wolds plunge into the sea. The promontory forms the “nose” on the bearded profile of the Yorkshire map. Ships have often foundered here and in 1779 people watched John Paul Jones win a sea fight with two English men-of-war. The area was taken by Vikings 1,000 years ago and is still sometimes called “Little Denmark”. The South Landing offers a view of Bridlington while on the North Landing you can watch the cobles hauled up by engine and the crab pots unloaded on a beach embraced by cliffs. Flamborough village is 2 miles inland from the lighthouse, a straggling place with a much restored church, St Oswald's. It has a fine 16th century rood-screen and a rare loft, monuments to Constables and Stricklands, and a pair of white paper gloves such as were worn at a maiden's funeral. The monument to Sir Marmaduke Constable who died in 1520 shows him with bared heart, a reference to the gruesome story that his heart was eaten by a toad he had swallowed.
The wind- and wave-sculptured cliffs, 300 to 400 ft high, between Flamborough and Bempton are the best and largest mainland breeding ground for sea birds in England. At times in the past the birds have been shot for food or feathers and crowds used to come to watch the dimmers, as they are called here, risk their necks to plunder nests for eggs to sell the spectators. That trade was stopped by Act of Parliament in 1954.
Adjacent cities/towns/villages: Barmston, Beeford, Bempton, Bessingby, Boynton, Bridlington, Buckton, Burton Agnes, Burton Fleming, Carnaby, Dringhoe, Easton, Filey, Foston on the Wolds, Fraisthorpe, Gembling, Gransmoor, Great Kelk, Grindale, Gristhorpe, Haisthorpe, Harpham, Hornsea, Hunmanby, Lissett, Little Kelk, Lowthorpe, Muston, Reighton, Rudston, Scarborough, Sewerby, Skipsea, Speeton, Thornholme, Ulrome, Wilsthorpe
Have you decided to visit Flamborough or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Flamborough bed and breakfast (a Flamborough B&B or Flamborough b and b)
- a Flamborough guesthouse
- a Flamborough hotel (or motel)
- a Flamborough self-catering establishment, or
- other Flamborough accommodation