This picturesque fishing village in the North York Moors National Park, just five miles south of Whitby, may be small, but there’s so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the world. The spectacular views down the hill towards the beach are reason enough to keep coming back year after year!
It’s also lucky enough to have some of the finest cottages, apartments and self-catering rentals in England so when it comes to deciding where to stay, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
One of the main draws of taking a holiday in Robin Hood’s Bay is the peace and quiet. Leave the smartphones and tablets behind and allow yourself time to breath as you wander through the pretty village on foot. After exploring the village, pop into a quaint café for a Yorkshire cream tea or tuck yourself away in a traditional inn and enjoy some locally caught fish.
If you want to learn more about the history of Robin Hood’s Bay, head to the local museum and the visitors' centre in the Old Coastguard Station. Or maybe take the kids fossil hunting on the expansive unspoilt beach. Soak up the atmosphere of the Old St Stephen's Church where you can admire the 19th-century stalls stand on the balcony to look out over the village. In the evening, join the Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk to hear tales of smugglers, shipwrecks and spirits that are said to haunt the bay.
Robin Hood’s Bay is the perfect place to take your intended if you want a romantic countryside retreat to propose. There are many romantic restaurants and idyllic spots where you can get down on one knee and surprise your loved one. And you never know, you might be coming back for your honeymoon!