Industrial archaeological remains of Alum Works on the Yorkshire Coast. Alum shale quarried from the hillside was used in liquor production at the site from 1650-1860 for use in dyeing and tanning leather.
Visit the Coastal Centre in Ravenscar village and find out more about the 11 miles of spectacular coastline cared for by the National Trust. Walk from the Centre to the Peak Alum Works, a fascinating industrial archaeological site. Hands on activities and exhibitions for adults and children, exploring the local wildlife and geology.
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|Notes||Alum works open 24 hours a day.
Visitor Centre open:
Ravenscar visitor centre open Bank Holiday Mondays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Peak Alum Works National Trust Centre, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE
Map reference: NZ 979016 Lat: 54.40046 Long: -0.49344
Nearest station : 10 miles (16.1 kms) from Whitby station