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staithes or sleights

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staithes or sleights

Hi again,looked at both villages any ideas as to which one we should choose thanks.

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1. Re: staithes or sleights

Staithes is the 'touristy' one - limited vehicular access to the 'old' part of town (the picturesque part), and extremely limited parking down there too. Like Robin Hood's Bay (have you considered staying here?) the intention is that you park your car at the top of the hill and walk down on foot. Extremely steep road up and down - once walked it in snow, wind and ice with luggage (romantic winter weekend by the sea), not a good start! So if you have a pushchair or young children then Staithes might not be ideal in some ways.

Staites has the James Cook connections too of course - and an excellent fish restaurant called The Endeavour right in the heart of the old village. And lovely walks in all directions and along the cliff tops.

www.endeavour-restaurant.co.uk

Sleights is a nice enough village but nothing like Staithes.

walkingenglishman.com/northyorkshire05.htm

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2. Re: staithes or sleights

In both cases, I hope you like hill climbing!

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3. Re: staithes or sleights

What about Sandsend. It is near the sea not too touristy and not too hilly either.

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4. Re: staithes or sleights

Thanks guys for replys,were looking for a cottage for 3-4 nights begining of oct,that allows pets,is robin hoods bay similar to staithes?and does anyone know a website or places to look for a cottage there thanks.

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5. Re: staithes or sleights

Akkarin,were not to worried about the hills as were used to doing 8 mile treks in and around wales,so hills no problem but thanks for pointing it out.

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6. Re: staithes or sleights

Personally I really didn't take to Staithes at all. I absolutely love the North Yorkshire coast and my favourite place is Robin Hood's Bay.

We took our dog up last year and there weren't many nice walks up at Staithes and we just found it to be much less attractive than the smugglers village of RHB. We loved walking our pup all around in RHB, up to Boggle Hole and along the cliff, plus at Runswick Bay.

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8. Re: staithes or sleights

Thanks everyone for replies,have found and booked a lovely little cottage down by the river in sleights,we have passed through sleights before so know its near to whitby which we love,and then we are handy for visiting RHB and staithes.

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9. Re: staithes or sleights

Staithes

Especially Bay Tree cottage- it's lovely

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