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Saltburn Town & Promenade

Saltburn, TS12 1HQ

Explore the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the Sea in our interactive digital treasure trail

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3 kms

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Begin your trail at the entrance to the pier on Saltburn sea front.
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Saltburn Pier
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Search the front of the building at the entrance to the pier for an information board titled 'Welome to Saltburn by the Sea'.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

In which year did a ferocious gale reduce the length of the pier to 1,250 feeet?
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The pier was an immediate success and attracted over 50,000 visitors in the first 6 months. A steamer landing stage was originally at the head of the pier, and the two structures at the entrance to the pier were kiosks. Photo: Redcar and Cleveland Council Cultural Service

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English Coastal Path
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Walk along the seafront, keeping the sea on your left, and look for an information board about the English Coast Path & Cleveland Way (near the car park).
How many miles long will the English Coastal Path be when the trail is completed? (just the number)
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There is also a Wales Coastal Path (870 miles long) which is the first dedicated footpath in the world to cover the entire length of a country's coastline. In addition a Scottish Coastal Path is currently under construction. Photo: Nigel Bourke (Staithes, along the English Coastal Path).

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Hunt Cliff
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Continue along the path keeping the sea to your left. Cross Skelton Beck using the lower pedestrian bridge and follow the coast until you reach The Ship inn near the cliffs,
Search for an information board titled 'Hunt Cliff - Saltburn'. How many million years ago did the Staithes Sandstone Formation form? (three digits)
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Hunt Cliff was one of a number of signal stations used by the Romans along the Yorkshire coast built to protect against Anglo-Saxon raids. They were constructed around AD 367 and used until AD 390. All traces of the site have now been lost to erosion. Photo: Nigel Bourke

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Old Mortuary
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Carefully cross the road to the small, old stone mortuary opposite.
What year was the mortuary built? The stone is well worn so here's a hint, the year is a palindrome.
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Before this mortuary was built the nearby Ship Inn was used as the local mortuary for those who drowned at sea. The victims who washed up on the beach were stored awaiting post mortem. It is said that a pub, The Nimrod, was once sited here in the 1500s. Photo: East Cleveland Image Archive (c1900)

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Cat Nab
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Walk back towards Saltburn keeping on the footpath to the left of the road. After a short distance search near a junction (and car park entrance) for another information board titled 'Welcome to Saltburn by the Sea'.
In which year was decorative, colour-changing lighting installed underneath Saltburn pier?
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Cat Nab is a prominent hill on the Saltburn seafront. There was once a Bronze Age burial mound at the summit which has long since been lost. Photo: East Cleveland Image Archive (a postcard c1950)

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Saltburn Bank
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Ready for a climb? Keep on this side of the road and re-cross Skelton Beck. Follow the path round (or take the cut up the steps just after the bridge) and work your way to the top of Saltburn Bank. Alternatively you can use the Cliff Lift if it's running.
Look for a white sign near the corner of the impressive victorian building. What was The Zetland formerly known as? (two words)
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Originally this building was the Zetland Hotel. The Stockton and Darlington Railway Company built the railway hotel at the Saltburn terminus due to the potential of the site as a holiday resort. It was one of the first hotels in the world with its own railway platform. Photo: Railway Architecture

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Zetland Stables
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Turn right onto Milton Street and locate the former Zetland Stables (on the left-side of the street). Search for an engraved stone plaque near the right corner.
In which year did the Cleveland Buildings Preservation Trust convert the stables into luxury apartments?
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The stables were the first part of the Zetland Hotel to be constructed. They were also the first to be converted into luxury apartments after the closure of the hotel, shortly afterwards the main building was also converted for residential use. Photo: Railway Architecture (c1970)

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Methodist Church
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Continue along Milton Street until you reach the impressive Methodist Church building.
In which year was the church constructed? Look above the door between the words 'Wesley' and 'Methodist'.
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The original building was constructed in 1865 and later it was significantly expanded in 1905

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Rotary Clock
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Carefully cross Milton Street and look for a metal signpost to your left. Follow the directions for the Railway Station and walk through the building until you reach the front of the station.
How many clock faces can be seen on the tower located on the roundabout in front of the Railway Station?
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The clock was presented to the Rotary Club of Saltburn to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Rotary International, a global organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services, advance goodwill and peace around the world.

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The Queen Hotel
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Walk away from the train station, up a slight incline, and search for the imposing Queen Hotel on the corner at the next junction.
In which year was the Queen hotel constructed?
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The former Queen Hotel was constructed using 'Pease' brick. Many buildings of this time bore the name into each hunk of stone after the founding family of Saltburn.

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Saltburn Bandstand
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Turn left at the junction and follow the path along Windsor Road and the Queen Hotel. After a short distance you'll reach another junction. Turn right onto Glenside, then search the opposite side for an ornate bandstand after a few hundred yards.
Search the area around the bandstand for a circular plaque titled "Bridge Over The Glen". How many trestles did The Halfpenny Bridge feature?
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Near this spot stood The 'Halfpenny' Bridge to connect Saltburn and Skelton before its demolition in 1974. Saltburn originally had three bandstands, one at the pier head, one in Hazel Grove, and one in the Valley Gardens. All three are now lost, and this bandstand was opened in 1997.

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Water Pump
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Carefully cross Glenside and then continue walking in the same direction, keeping the Valley Gardens to your left. After Brockley Hall, and before a major road junction, locate a Victorian water pump on the grass verge.
Look for a metal plaque nearby. This water pump was refurbished in 1994 for which event? (three words)
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Saltburn Victorian Week is an event that celebrates the towns heritage. In 2019 the festival marked the 150 anniversary of Saltburn with many volunteers dressing in outfits reflective of the time and hosting events such as a farmers market, printing workshops, and a brass band. Photo: Teesside Live

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Anchor Garden
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Walk back along Glenside and follow the footpath along the top of the valley gardens. Search for a small triangular park containing a large anchor close to the Zetland Hotel and Saltburn Bank top.
How many lobster pots can be seen in the Anchor Garden?
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The anchor in the garden was dredged from the River Tees having been lost on the river bed by shipping. It was installed here in 2007 and the surrounding garden bed was redeveloped with a sea-side theme.

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Fossil Garden
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Continue along the path by Marine Parade (do not head down Saltburn Bank) and search for an information board titled "Top Promenade and Fossil Garden", close to the top of the Saltburn Cliff Lift
The nearby sculpture named 'Organism' by Andrew Mckeown was inspired by which microscopic organisms? (one word)
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Diatoms are single-celled algae. They generate between 20 to 50% of the oxygen produced on the planet each year, and they constitute nearly half of the organic material found in the oceans.

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World Records
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Search the platform around the Fossil Gardens for a circular plaque titled "World Speed Record Attempts", mounted on a brick wall.
In which year did Ron Storey set a World Speed Record for motorcycles at 122.91 miles-per-hour?
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In the early 1900's the long stretch of hard and flat sand accessible at low-tide on Saltburn beach was a prime spot for motor-racing (100-meter speed sprints). Photo: Redcar and Cleveland Council Cultural Service

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Victorian Wind Shelter
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Continue walking along the top promenade, keeping the sea to your right, and locate a sunken Victorian wind shelter.
How many benches are below ground level in the sunken Victorian wind shelter?
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Before 1860 the main town of Saltburn didn't exist, only Old Saltburn (near The Ship inn). However, the The discovery of iron ore in the mid 1800's was the catalyst for a dramatic change in the Saltburn area.

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Promenade Signpost
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Carefully walk down the steps by the Victorian wind shelter and make your way back down to the lower promenade. Near the bottom of the steps look for an old-fashioned signpost.
How many miles does the signpost indicate lie between here and Redcar & Marske Sands? (enter the number)
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Did you know that smuggling was rife along the coastline from Saltburn to Whitby? Its peak was a 150 year stretch beginning from 1700 onwards. During this time England fought numerous expensive wars (particularly against America and France) meaning imports were taxed heavily.

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Cliff Lift
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Walk along the promenade and return to the pier. Search the Cliff Lift building (opposite the pier) for a plaque about the Saltburn Cliff Hoist.
How many people at a time could be carried in the cage of the cliff hoist?
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The cage was operated by pouring water into (or draining it out of) a tank which acted as a counterbalance. It was condemned as unsafe and demolished in 1883. Photo credit: Hilton Thompson Collection

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1875 2,795 191 1881 2019 Zetland Place 1985 1865 4 1875 7 Saltburn Victorian Week 2 diatoms 1928 2 3 20

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