Prince’s visit

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FILEY’S links to royalty have been uncovered in a new book.

The Fortune Hunter: A German Prince in Regency England, reveals the German Prince Pückler-Muskau visited the town in 1827.

He wrote: “I rode along the coast to Filey where there is a celebrated bridge of rocks built into the sea by the hand of nature.

“The sea was blue and covered with sails, at Filey I took a guide.

“We passed along many strangely-shaped rocks, and came at length to this bridge, which is in fact only a broad reef, running out about three quarters of a mile into the sea.

“The detached blocks were thrown about in fantastic groups.

“After satisfying my curiosity I scrambled back, and took my way through a pleasant field to the nearest inn.”