For picturesque coastal surroundings, things don't come much
better than a Robin Hood's Bay holiday cottage.
Robin Hood's Bay is a delightful fishing village hugging the
rocky shores of the Heritage Coast. It's one of the most
popular spots in the North York Moors National Park and features a
huddle of coloured cottages with red-tiled roofs tumbling down to
Explore its hidden backwaters and teeny cobbled streets, once
frequented by smugglers and today crammed with delightful eateries,
olde-worlde pubs, attractive shops and stylish galleries. Watch
local fishermen bringing in their catch and savour fish 'n
chips out of paper - locals reckon they're the best for miles
At low tide, have fun on the award-winning sandy beach and enjoy
a family fossil hunt, with lots of rock pools and fascinating
marine-life to be found. The local Geology Trust also offers guided
fossil walks and talks etc, and you can learn more about the
Bay's natural landscape at the Old Coastguard Station, a
visitor and education centre owned by the National Trust.
Stretch those legs and enjoy a section of the Cleveland Way
National Trail, or admire the views from horse back with a hack
along the coast. Don't miss the local museum, showcasing a
replica of a smuggler's house, or Old St. Stephen's Church
- austere from the outside but beautifully adorned inside with an
exquisite three-decker pulpit. And when you fancy a day trip, the
historic resort of Whitby lies just six miles up the coast.
All in all, a Robin Hood's Bay cottage holiday offers
something for everyone. Enjoy!