The small seaside resort of Filey in North Yorkshire, England, is located between the popular and much larger seaside resorts of Scarborough and Bridlington on the North Sea coast. Its large stretch of beach and relative proximity to Flamborough Head make Filey a good alternative for families looking for holiday accommodation away from the larger, more expensive resorts.
The area is not just popular with beachgoers: Filey sits to the east of the Cleveland Way long-distance footpath which starts at Helmsley and snakes its way around the North York Moors and links with the northern end of the Yorkshire Wolds National Trail, a 79-mile long stretch running through Yorkshire. In addition, Filey offers ambitious cyclists an outlet, as it is the finishing point for the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride, which covers a distance of 70 miles of difficult terrain.
When British families still took their holidays at the country’s own seaside resorts instead of jetting off to the Costa del Sol or Turkey, Filey was one of the most popular holiday resorts in the British Isles, for it was the location of one of Butlin’s holiday camps. Thousands of happy campers would descend on the area and be entertained, fed and watered to their heart’s content.
When the camp closed it was decided to turn the site into a 600-home holiday development, which has proven to be a popular choice. The first homes were sold in 2007, however, that was the year flash floods caused considerable mayhem and damage in the town and must have made many holiday home owners despair.
Holiday camps would provide people with cheap but cheerful accommodation in basic cabins and canteen-style catering would see to it that thousands of people were provided with their breakfast sausages, baked beans, bacon and eggs. Mass catering on such a scale is almost unthinkable today, as holidaymakers have become far more discerning in their tastes and likes.
Butlins was famous for offering activities and entertainments for everyone to enjoy, from ballroom dancing to water-based activity in the swimming pool, there would have been dancing instructors, all-round entertainers and tennis coaches on hand to look after everyone’s needs. Modern day reality show programmes have taught us that today’s holiday reps are far less prepared to deal with a crisis, let alone with everyday mishaps. They receive on average just 6 weeks training and are expected to look after a large number of people in a foreign country, seldom speaking even the language of that country, let alone be familiar with that country’s laws or nearest healthcare facilities.
If you suffered an accident on holiday and your rep’s performance left you cold and in pain, speak to an accident solicitor in Filey.
Where do you find an accident solicitor in Filey?
You are probably more likely to find a suitable law firm in Scarborough or Bridlington but you could always call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their advisors, who can assign your injury claim to one of their many solicitors, who may or may not be an accident solicitor in Filey, but will always be a no win no fee* specialist solicitor best suited to your particular injury claim.