A coastal village in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England, approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of Scarborough. It is within the civil parish of Staintondale.
According to the 2001 UK census, Staintondale parish had a population of 319 - note this figure includes Staintondale as well as Ravenscar. The parish council is Staintondale Parish Council and covers both Ravenscar and Staintondale.
Raven Hall Hotel (at one time known as Peak House), was once owned by Dr. Francis Willis, physician of King George III, and it is rumored that King George stayed there during his treatment. To the north of the village lies the old Peak alum works, now a National Trust site, but once an important part of the dyeing industry. It is also the location of a late 4th-century Roman signal station, part of a chain that extended along the Yorkshire coast.
At the turn of the 19th–20th century, plans were made to turn the village into a tourist resort to rival the popularity of nearby Scarborough. Roads were made, houses were built and sewers were laid. However, Ravenscar's popularity never soared, mainly due to the long trek needed to reach the rocky beach. Ravenscar is also the eastern terminus of the Lyke Wake Walk. The official end of the Walk is at a point where the path meets the coast road.
The village was served by Ravenscar railway station. The village is featured in a double episode (The Swords of Wayland) of the popular 1980s television show, Robin of Sherwood.
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