History

Ironstone mining remains include the Guibal Fanhouse at Warsett Hill © Gareth Wilson

Ironstone mining remains include the Guibal Fanhouse at Warsett Hill

Discover the history of the Yorkshire Coast

 The Yorkshire Coast may seem like a natural landscape, but human history has played a significant part is shaping the area. Below are just a few of the fascinating stories waiting to be uncovered as you explore this amazing coastline.

Yorkshire's Jurassic Park

Ammonites can be found quite easily on the beach at Port Mulgrave © Gareth Wilson

Ammonites can be found quite easily on the beach at Port Mulgrave

On the Yorkshire coast rocks from the Jurassic period are exposed for all to see, in a series of spectacular cliffs and bays.

How alum shaped the Yorkshire coast

Learn more about the alum industry at the Peak alum works © Chris Allen

Learn more about the alum industry at the Peak alum works

At first glance, the stunning views on the Yorkshire coast appear to be a rugged natural landscape created by time and tide. In fact, human history is as significant as natural history in shaping this beautiful coastline.

Ravenscar WW2 Radar Station

Ravenscar WW2 Radar Station was strategically built on a cliff top © John Moorey/National Trust

Ravenscar WW2 Radar Station was strategically built on a cliff top

The National Trust team works closely with tenant farmers, experts and other organisations to look after the remains of a WW2 radar station at Ravenscar.

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