Ravenscar Village, Bay & Visitor Centre. Open daily from Easter until the end of November 10am - 4.30pm. Free entry

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Car parking and public toilets are 200m from the Visitor Centre. Access into the Visitor Centre is via a short flight of steps, although there are no internal steps. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Brief Description:

Ravenscar (The Town That Never Was) is situated in the North York Moors National Park. In 1897 Peak village was renamed Ravenscar after it was purchased by the Peak Estate Company, who intended to develop a holiday resort. However the company went bankrupt in 1911, so it remained the way is today. Ravenscar Bay has breath-taking views and was once the vantage point used by the Romans as a signal station. The Visitor Centre is a great place to find out more about local history, activities, walking routes and access points. It also offers tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks.

Further Information


Ravenscar Visitor Centre, Ravenscar, Scarborough YO13 0NE




01723 870138



Opening Hours:

Visitor Centre open daily from Easter until the end of November 10am - 4.30pm.


From Scarborough via A165 and A171 (10.7m). Head northwest on St Thomas St towards North St. Drive along A165 and A171 for 9 miles. Take Scarborough Road and Raven Hall Rd for 1.5 miles until you reach your destination.


From Whitby via A171 (14.1m). Take Church St and Spital Bridge to Helredale Rd/A171. Turn left onto Helredale Rd/A171 and continue to follow for 10.4 miles. Take Gainforth Wath Rd, Rudda Rd, Scarborough Rd and Raven Hall Rd for 2.9 miles until you reach your destination.


OS NZ980016 


A limited bus service runs to Ravenscar from Scarborough. For more travel information go to http://www.traveline.info or call 0871 200 22 33.


There are several attractions in the local area. There are restaurants, bars, hotels and bed-and-breakfast accommodation and shopping in neighbouring Scarborough and Whitby.

Travel Information

For further travel information please see: www.traveline.info

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
(Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)