3 Top Things To See At Robin Hood’s Bay

June 10th, 2021 by dayat Leave a reply »

Robin Hood’s Bay is a small, ancient fishing village which is well worth visiting if you are thinking of a holiday in the Whitby or Scarborough area. Just a few miles from both towns, the Bay is a hidden away gem which is full of unexpected treasures. We have compiled a short list of things to see and do around the village.

1) The Falling Foss Waterfall & Tea Garden is located just outside of the village but is well worth including on your trip. Served by an award-winning cream tea café – which was named as one of Country Living magazine’s 25 favourite tearooms – Falling Foss is an example of Yorkshire’s beautiful scenery at its finest. Buried deep in the enchanting Sneaton Forest, visiting the magnificent waterfall and surrounding woodland is the perfect choice if you are looking to relax in a natural, wholesome environment that the whole family will enjoy.

2) The Old Coastguard Station is perhaps the most informative place in Robin Hood’s Bay. A finely maintained monument to the village’s history, this National Trust-owned visitor centre is the site from where lifeboats were launched to rescue the fishing boats that ran into trouble in the surrounding waters. Run in partnership with the North York Moors National Park, the Coastguard Station holds an exhibition room in which guests can discover how the natural landscape around the village was formed. The upstairs education room, which is used by visiting schools, also doubles as a gallery for local artists.

3) Old St Stephen’sis an example of the way the village has changed little over the centuries. Built in the first decades of the nineteenth century, St Stephen’s has remained almost entirely the same in the many years since its construction. As with the nearby Coastguard Station, the village church is filled with references to the sea. Memorials to the shipwrecks which have taken place on the nearby coast can be seen in and outside of the church, and there is a list of the various rescues which have been carried out by the village’s lifeboats. You can also see another piece of history with some of the centuries-old ‘maiden’s garlands’, which are decorative items formerly used as part of the funeral processions which took place in Robin Hood’s Bay.

Robin Hood’s Bay is a peaceful and traditional place which is the perfect choice for a relaxing and educational day. There is much to see in the village, whether you are travelling alone or with others, and you will struggle to match the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.


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