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Robin Hood's Bay

An attractive collection of red-roofed cottages nestled into the cliff tops and clinging to the ravine which leads to the slipway at the beach , tea rooms, pubs and a fish and chip shop make this a popular location for tourists.

A view of Robin Hood's Bay, nr Whitby, North Yorkshire

Robin Hood's Bay is one of the jewels of the North East coast, explore the ginnels to find hidden places of interest.
There are two National Trust sites, close to the village of Robin Hood's Bay and the views of the cliffs and scars (rock out crops on the sea shore) are spectacular.
Robin Hoods Bay is clearly not from the age of the motor vehicle, with many of the streets being little more than cobbled walkways between the houses and cottages, the visitor will find these ginnels interesting to explore threading your way through them whilst making your way to the beach and fore shore.
Along the way you will find Antique and Book shops as well as Shops selling gift and local wares, outside some of the cottages you will see lobster pots piled high waiting to be used by the local fishermen.
There is a main street that is accessible to motor vehicles, but visitors should leave their vehicles in the car park at the top of the cliff and enjoy the exercise as they explore Robin Hoods Bay on foot.

A view of Robin Hood's Bay, nr Whitby, North Yorkshire

Once a haunt of smugglers the Bay is a well known location for fossil hunting and the study of marine life and at low tide the great expanse of scars (rock out crops) are clearly visible. A visitors centre has been opened next to the slipway that leads to the beach and for the more inquisitive an architectural folly in the Romano Greek style was constructed as a pig sty, this has been converted into self catering accommodation of a very high standard.
The Railway had a big impact upon the development of this section of the North Yorkshire Coast and Robin Hood's Bay once boasted a station on the line which ran from Whitby to Scarborough. The Station closed in 1965.
The prefix of the Post Code for Robin Hood's Bay is YO22-4.

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There are a number of camping and caravaning sites, B&B establishments and self catering cottages to rent and the old mill which has been converted to a youth hostel.
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