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Robin Hood's Bay

It's probably one of the most photographed locations in the world: no trip to this part of the world is complete without a visit to Robin Hood's Bay.

Make sure you have plenty of energy - that steep street snaking down from the clifftop to the beach at the bottom, and lined with lovely cottages, shops and cafes, which seems even steeper on the way back up!

New for 2017 is the mosaic on the parapet wall overlooking the sea, believed to be one of the longest in the country and depicting a timeline of events in Robin Hood's Bay, from the Jurassic period to the present day, including fossils, smuggling, shipwrecks, storms, fishing and wildlife.

Robin Hood’s Bay has a strong literary heritage, too – writer Leo Walmsley grew up there, and his Bramblewick series is set in the town.

Robin Hood's Bay is the eastern end of Alfred Wainwright's famous 190 mile Coast to Coast walk, and is also a popular stopping off point for those walking the Cleveland Way. And if you're on the coast over the winter, the festive Victorian Weekend in early December is worth a visit!

Just a little bit about Robin Hood's Bay...

The historic fishing community, once a centre for smuggling, starts high up on the cliff and then tumbles steeply down to the beach, with intriguing alleyways and side streets leading off the main street. 
 
Robin Hood's Bay beach is family-friendly and great for the fossil hunter.

Robin Hood's Bay - Jurassic Coast

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay - Victorian Weekend

For such a tiny place, there’s a huge amount going on in Robin Hood's Bay, with great cafes and shops, regular music events and festivals.

Robin Hood's Bay in early each December hosts a popular Victorian Christmas Weekend with all sorts of festivities and japes.

Plan Your Visit

 
Coast to Coast - Robin Hood's Bay
Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast
Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay Beach

What's On in Robin Hood's Bay

What's On in Robin Hood's Bay

Events from
date event
Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Mon 20 Mar Whitby Civic Society - Space Operations at Whitby Coliseum, Whitby
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Fri 28 Apr Tour de Yorkshire at Whitby Town, Whitby
Sat 24 Jun Armed Forces Day at Whitby Town, Whitby
Sat 24 Jun Coast to Coast In a Day at Whitby Town, Whitby
Sun 9 Jul Blessing of the Boats - Whitby at Fish Pier, Whitby

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

A Wold View

Scarborough

Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Limited edition prints by Scarborough artist Peter Watson go on display in the Gallery at the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

Scarborough Art Gallery

East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The East Coast open is a chance for anyone from the local community to exhibit their work at Scarborough Art Gallery.

Jackie

Jackie (15)

Whitby

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Friday 24 February: 7.30pm Saturday 25 February: 7.30pm Monday 27 February: 2.30pm

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

Scarborough

Mon 27 Feb 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

The Story of Arsenic

Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs - Feb/March

Scarborough

Tue 7 Feb - Tue 7 Mar 2017

Join Tim Tubbs in the handsome, panelled Sitwell Library at Woodend for more Tuesday lunchtimE lectures on popular historical and literary subjects.

Head Above Water

Sea Swim: Head Above Water

Scarborough

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Farrer’s Bar at The Spa displays a series of photographs by Tessa Bunney that show people enjoying tidal pools around Britain’s coastline.

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

The Island

Bridlington

Sat 5 Nov 2016 - Tue 28 Feb 2017

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs will transport you to the centre of this internationally important nature reserve and give you a 360 degree view of life amongst the terns and the puffins on Coquet Island.

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

Scarborough

Tue 28 Feb 2017

A recent health scare has made Sheffield's finest singer/songwriter (The Times) focus on his mortality...

Skipping

Shrove Tuesday Skipping Day

Scarborough

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Discover the unique celebration of Shrove Tuesday in Scarborough, when the entire town turns out to skip – yes, you read that right, skip

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 28 Feb 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Ghosts of woodend

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk

Scarborough

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk Wednesday 1st March, 1 - 2pm

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

Scarborough

Wed 1 Mar 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

The Hut People

The Hut People

Whitby

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Musicport presents The Hut People ...with support from Tom Townsend.

Dare devils rides to Jarama

Dare devil rides to Jarama

Scarborough

Thu 2 Mar 2017

The Story of Clem Beckett, Sportsman and Fighter.

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

Whitby

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

Junior Showbusiness 2017

Junior Showbusiness 2017

Scarborough

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

Presented by Benson's Stage Academy | 3rd to 4th March | YMCA Theatre

Stargazing

Star gazing

Pickering

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Forests are great places to see the starts. Discover why starts are so important on our self-led trail or come along to a special stargazing event.

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

Scarborough

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. Directed by Danny Boyle

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Yorkshire Beard Day

Yorkshire Beard Day 2017

Scarborough

Sat 4 Mar 2017

The annual folically family friendly fun event for beard growers, lovers and appreciators in and around Yorkshire and visitors from near and far.

Cober Hill

Lace-Making with Jenny Sutcliffe

Scarborough

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Mar 2017

Try your hand at Lace-Making whilst enjoying a full board stay with us in our tranquil grounds. Monday 6th March - Friday 10th March £312 Non-residents: £90