Hey guys! I’m so excited to be bringing you this AG Travel Diaries post all about Filey! Filey is a cute little seaside town in North Yorkshire with an amazing beach. We stayed at the holiday complex, the Bay Filey in a cute beach house and we travelled out to other nearby places whilst we were there such as Scarborough, Whitby, York and Robin Hood’s Bay. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may remember that I visited Filey before two years ago and you can click here to read all about it. I think it was just nice to get away and spend a much deserved, relaxing break by the sea. So in today’s post, I’m going to talk about my lovely holiday in Filey!
MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER
We travelled up to Scarborough especially to see the castle that lives there. I had to climb lots of stairs since it was situated high up on a hill but it was definitely worth it. The views from up there over Scarborough were absolutely breath taking. The castle itself was old but beautiful and it was clear that time had taken a toll on it as it now lies in ruins but it provided us with an incredible view of Scarborough.
After that, we walked back down into Scarborough and had a go on the amusements as is the tradition when we are in a seaside town. We then set off for Filey and wandered along the water front there. The setting sun combined with the twinkling fairy lights to set a gorgeous scene overall.
Finally, we drove to the Bay Filey to check into our holiday home. I was a bit disappointed with it as we’d requested pet free and we were definitely given a pet friendly property since there was a dog bowl and dog accessories there and the floor was covered in dog hairs. The beach house was cute but cosy though with beach themed decorations and an overall colour scheme of blue and brown. We settled in for the night and prepared for the next day.
TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER
We visited York to do some shopping. It’s one of my favourite cities as it’s got beautiful old buildings and cobbled streets. The shambles are home to York’s independent shops and we enjoyed meandering around there. York Minster was also on our list of places to visit as it’s one of my favourite spots in the world. It’s such a stunning piece of architecture and it’s a poignant part of any trip to York in my opinion.
WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER
This was our most chilled out day from our holiday. We went for a walk on Filey beach in the morning and we returned to York in the evening for the Next Step Live show. Filey Beach is such a stunning beach and it stretches for miles so we were able to have a long walk along it’s sandy shores. We headed into York after lunch and we had a lovely tea at Prezzo. Prezzo specializes in pizza but I was really craving a burger so I enjoyed a delicious cheeseburger with fries and a citrus mocktail to drink.
To give you some context, the Next Step is a TV show aimed at older children and young teens which follows the lives of dancers at the Next Step studio and has just been renewed for it’s 7th season. I’ve been watching the next step since I was about 11 and I still love it now even as a teenager. Most of the dancers from the show were in the performance and they performed group dances, duets and solos. I don’t want to talk too much about it as I’m hopefully releasing a review on it soon but it was such an incredible performance with amazing dancing.
THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER
This was the day I’d been most excited for since it was the day we were visiting Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay. Whitby is a quirky seaside town with loads of independent shops and fish and chip shops. It’s also home to the gothic Whitby Abbey which was our first stop that day. It’s a stunning piece of architecture which was the inspiration for the classic novel ‘Dracula’. It definitely has character and a spooky feel to it.
After that, we walked down into Whitby. As is tradition, we bought bath bombs and fudge and I also bought a Jane Austen novel ‘Sense and Sensibility’. Whitby has gorgeous old streets and it’s definitely my favourite seaside town. Our final stop was Robin Hood’s Bay. It’s a quiet village with stunning houses and a couple of independent shops as well. We enjoyed meandering around there before returning to our beach house. The next day we headed home after a lovely week.
Thank you for reading this post! I had a great holiday overall and I really enjoyed myself. There’ll be another post out soon but until then bye for now!
Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull