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Robin Hood's Bay, Boggle Hole, Cliff Path View

Places To See And Things To Do

Robin Hood's Bay
A short drive by road or a 20 minute walk along the beach or cliff path brings you to the historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay. Explore the pretty cobbled alleyways where smugglers once trod and pause for a cappuccino and panini or old fashioned cream tea in one of the cafes.

Travel some 7 miles north along the coast to the unspoilt town of Whitby where Bram Stoker's novel 'Dracula' and Lewis Carroll's poem 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' were inspired. A tangle of narrow streets leads through the old town with an abundance of shops for browsing. Take a walk up the 199 steps to the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey or investigate the maritime history of Captain Cook's ship 'Endeavour'. A fishing trip from the harbour gives you a taste of the sea, and a selection of sophisticated restaurants and cosy pubs await your visit. (see link places to eat).

Robin Hood's Bay is just a short distance away and has many narrow passage ways that tumble down to the sea. This is a most unique place to visit, where cars are not generally allowed. Visit the antique and coffee shops to make your trip here complete.

Scarborough town lies 12 miles to the south. This was the first ever seaside resort for Victorians to come and inhale the 'pure sea air'. The famous playwright Alan Ayckbourn premiers his plays at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the town centre. Enjoy a traditional family day at the seaside with donkey rides and fairground activities, ice-creams and fish and chips. Take a walk to the castle through the old town and enjoy the coastline views.

Inland from Boggle Hole there is the whole of the North York Moors National Park to explore with the steam railway line running from Whitby to Pickering. Pretty villages are scattered in the dales while Dalby Forest has a 'forest drive' and picnic places. The historic city of York lies approximately 50 miles west.

Robin Hoods Bay Whitby Abbey
Scarborough North York Moors National Park
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