At the end of Queen Street on the left is the original coastguard station, the scene of Filey’s first Royal visit when the then Duke of Edinburgh drove from Scarborough in a carriage and pair in November 1880 to inspect the station. A crowd of 300 gathered to welcome him.
The street lamp outside used to have a red panel facing sea-ward to help fishermen fix their positions as they sailed into the bay.
Turn the corner to the cliff top and enjoy a panoramic view of Filey Bay and Coble Landing. Here for generations retired fishermen have gathered to talk over old times as they watch the younger men bring in their cobles.
The well maintained, steeply sloping gardens are the work of a local resident and indicate the potential of a seemingly impossible site. The cliff top houses form an attractive and largely unaltered group.
Retrace your steps along Queen Street and turn left into Reynolds Street.