North & South Landing, Flamborough
Flamborough village is thought to have been colonized over 1,100 years ago by Scandinavians, and was referred to as
"Fleneburg" in the Domesday Book (1086). Before this, there was also a Roman presence, which is evidenced by
Beacon Hill, once the site of a Roman signal station. The village, cut off by the enormous defensive earthwork,
erroneously called Dane's Dyke, still, to this day, has a distinctive character. Fishing was first recorded in the 13th
century, when about nine boats fished the seas off the Head. By the 1890s, some eighty "cobles" were registered.
Now, although some fishing is still carried on, the village relies to a greater extent on tourism. However, as the old
postcards on this page demonstrate, Flamborough has always been a popular destination.
As the range of our activities is so diverse, we have a number of different websites. The main Flamborough Manor
site, which is where you are now, focuses primarily on accommodation (bed & breakfast) but has brief details of all
our other activities. To allow for more information to be presented on these other activities, we have other self-
contained web-sites and some of the links you will encounter while browsing these pages will take you to these
separate sites. To return to this site, simply go to the LINKS page, which is common to all our sites.
Views of Flamborough Head
South Landing :
Site of the new Lifeboat station and perhaps not as spectacular
as North Landing, but with a better beach which is wonderful
for picnics. South Landing is a ten minute walk from the Manor
House (North Landing is almost two miles away) and, in
addition to the beach itself, there is a circular nature trail walk
around the top of the cliffs and the main cliff-top walk which
takes you to the Lighthouse. The photographs are all from the
circular walk, which takes approximately half an hour.
North Landing, Flamborough, in the foreground, with the main part of the village
in the centre of the Headland (top right).
North Landing :
Site of the old Lifeboat Station (now moved to South Landing), North Landing is still famous for its
smugglers' caves and panoramic views north along the coast to Filey and Scarborough. Once the hub of
Flamborough's small, but active fishing industry, a few cobles (the distinctive local fishing boat) can still be
seen. The secluded beach at Thornwick (below), on the Filey side of North Landing, of is the perfect place
to while away a summer's afternoon.
An Edwardian postcard, showing
North Landing and dozens of
cobles (local fishing boats)
Thornwick Bay (at left)
North Landing, Flamborough
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A similar view today
South Landing (above), showing the Lifeboat Station
North Landing (above) on a calm day