Situated on the Yorkshire coast, between Filey and Bridlington, Flamborough's white cliffs thrust out into the sea like a great whale.

Flamborough's origins as a settlement are shrouded in mystery.

While there are suggestions of even 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 it 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 the thrusting promontory into the sea.