Flamborough

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 54.115525
longitude= -0.124991
official_name= Flamborough
population= 2,121 (2001 census)
civil_parish= Flamborough
unitary_england = East Riding of Yorkshire
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
lieutenancy_england= East Riding of Yorkshire
constituency_westminster= East Yorkshire
post_town= BRIDLINGTON
postcode_district = YO15
postcode_area= YO
dial_code= 01262
os_grid_reference= TA226704

Flamborough is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately Convert|4|mi|km|lk=on north east of Bridlington town centre on the prominent coastal feature of Flamborough Head. The most prominent man-made feature of the area is Flamborough lighthouse. The headland extends into the North Sea by approximately Convert|6|mi|km|lk=off. To the north, the chalk cliffs stand at up to Convert|400|ft|m|lk=on high. For information about its founding, see Thorgils Skarthi.

According to the 2001 UK census, Flamborough parish had a population of 2,121.cite web
url = http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=790958&c=Flamborough&d=16&e=15&g=390500&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1210965561106&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779
title = 2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Flamborough CP (Parish)
accessdate = 2008-05-16
work = Neighbourhood Statistics
publisher = Office for National Statistics
]

Flamborough is very popular as a holiday destination during the summer months due to its holiday camps, such as Thornwick and Sea Farm Holiday Centre, and Greenacres Caravan Park. The church of St Oswald stands in the village, and the village centre contains as number of interesting shops and pubs. The Old Dog and Duck is at Dog and Duck square, opposite the now defunct shop previously known as the "Patisserie Belge" which in fact sold a wide variety of goods other than those normally found in a "Patisserie".

References

External links

* [http://www.eastridingonline.co.uk East Riding website]
* [http://www.flamboroughhead.com Local Author]
* [http://www.yorkshire-guide.co.uk/flamborough.aspx Flamborough Information]


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