If you want to step back in time and visit an English fishing bay which feels as though it is straight out of a classic novel then look no further than Robin Hood’s Bay. This village in North Yorkshire, is a great place for you to take the family away on a break this summer and despite its size, the area offers plenty of things to see and do during your time here.
There is plenty of accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay for you to choose from, catering to all budgets as well as some beautiful restaurants and cafes where you can pass you time in what feels like historic England. If this sounds like something that you would be up for then here are some more things that you can do during your time in the Bay.
Just outside the bay you will find the Yorkshire Jurassic Coast, a stretch of coastline where you can discover rocks and fossils which date back to prehistoric times. It may not sound too exciting but once you are on the coast, looking at geology which dates back up to 200 million years, you immediately get a sense of amazement as well as a touch of insignificance, this is a great place to walk and explore.
Whitby is just 5 miles north of Robin Hood’s Bay and this seaside town makes for a great day out. Whitby is a gothic town which features a ruined abbey that was the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula. The town is full of museums to explore as well as some of the seaside charms which you can expect to find such as fish and chip shops, a long pier and plenty of amusement halls where you and the family can have some fun.
Many of the coastal trails around Robin Hood’s Bay make for the perfect place to take in some fresh sea air and enjoy the natural splendor of this part of the world. Depending on how much time you have, you can follow these trails for many miles, discovering all kinds of different things along the way.
There is something quite eery about the mazy streets and gothic buildings in Robin Hood’s Bay and you can take a ghost walk around the town to gain a little bit more knowledge about the supernatural occurrences that exist here. Starting once it gets dark, you will be taken around the town by a guide who will tell you all of the strange happenings of the past including the legends of many sailors and spirits who have called this place their home. This ghost walk is ranked as one of the top 3 in Britain.
If you head about 10 miles outside of the Bay, you will find Falling Foss, a beautiful waterfall which is buried into the woodland with a tea garden on site. Here you can spend a couple of hours walking around the forest trails before sitting and enjoying a cup of Yorkshire tea with the backdrop of this impressive waterfall.