Place:Flamborough, Yorkshire, England

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NameFlamborough
Alt namesFlaneburcsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Flaneburgsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeVillage
Coordinates54.102°N 0.118°W
Located inYorkshire, England
Also located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England    
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Flamborough is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 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 . To the north, the chalk cliffs stand at up to high. For information about its founding, see Thorgils Skarthi.

According to the 2011 UK census, Flamborough parish had a population of 2,161, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 2,121.

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 was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. 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.

In the village are the fragmentary remains of Flamborough Castle, a medieval fortified manor house.

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