Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head, situated on what was, until 1974, Yorkshire’s east coast, between Filey and Bridlington its white cliffs thrust out into the sea “like a great whale”.

Flamborough Head’s origins as a settlement are shrouded in mystery.

Whilst there are even suggestions of earlier settlement, arrow heads and flints found in the area certainly suggest Bronze age or even Stone age settlement. The Romans are said to have called Flamborough Head “Ocelli Prom” and to have linked it by road to York. The name Flamborough is said to derive from the Anglo-Saxon word “Flaen” (meaning arrow head) to reflect Flamborough Head’s thrusting promontory into the sea.