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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 13 Oct - Sat 10 Nov 'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Bill Manhoff at Whitby - various venues, Whitby
Sun 21 Oct Mammal bioblitz: Seal Watch Walk at Ravenscar, Ravenscar
Thu 25 - Wed 31 Oct Illuminated Abbey at Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Fri 26 Oct Gothic Dining Experience at The Endeavour Experience Whitby, Whitby
Sat 27 Oct Mammal Bioblitz: Small Mammal Survey at Ravenscar, Ravenscar
Sat 27 Oct Hallowe'en Trail at Old Coastguard Station, Robin Hood's Bay
Sat 27 Oct - Sun 4 Nov Spooky Half Term at Whitby Abbey, Whitby

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Bridlington Old Town Gallery

Visiting artist Peter Watson

Bridlington

Sat 1 Sep - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Peter Watson is the next artist to hold an exhibition at Bridlington Old Town Gallery. The exhibition opens on the 1st September 2018 and runs throughout September at the gallery in Bridlington Old Town.

Cafe Comedy

Cafe Comedy

Bridlington

Wed 5 Sep 2018 - Thu 5 Sep 2019

An evening of live stand-up comedy in the remodelled Bridlington Spa cafe, the perfect setting to enjoy a night of laughter, deli favourites and drinks.

Sylvia Pankhurst: Working Women

Sylvia Pankhurst: Working Women

Scarborough

Tue 11 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Scarborough Art Gallery is pleased to host this touring exhibition featuring 16 works by Sylvia Pankhurst.

ScarboroArt at Scarborough Art Gallery

ScarboroArt

Scarborough

Sat 15 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Taking inspiration from the seascapes in the Scarborough Collections and the human impact on our coastline, four artists have created new artwork tackling the issue of plastic waste pollution.

Roy Chubby Brown

Roy Chubby Brown

Whitby

Sat 29 Sep - Sat 29 Dec 2018

He’s the UKs most outrageous comedian – telling it as it is in his rudest and most controversial show to date.

scarboroughmaritime

World War One Centenary

Scarborough

Mon 1 Oct - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Our World War One centenary exhibition runs from October to December.

Halloween Trail at Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Halloween Trail

Bridlington

Tue 2 Oct - Fri 2 Nov 2018

Come and have fun with our spooky house and garden trails and earn a chocolate treat once complete.

'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Bill Manhoff

'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Bill Manhoff

Whitby

Sat 13 Oct - Sat 10 Nov 2018

Two unlikely neighbours. Both have identity issues and through the course of the play they start to discover who they really are. ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ is a heart-warming comedy about unexpected love and the attraction of opposites.

Lace 1

Jenny Sutcliffe Lace Making

Scarborough

Mon 15 - Fri 19 Oct 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Lace Making course!

Goosebumps 2

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Scarborough

Wed 17 - Thu 25 Oct 2018

Pumpkin Trail at Scarborough Market Hall

Pumpkin Trail

Scarborough

Fri 19 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Enjoy the Pumpkin trail around the market and vaults, pick up the trail from the main market events area and wander around to find the hidden Pumpkins.

Sue Ford

Sue Ford - Oil Painting

Scarborough

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Oct 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an Oil Painting holiday!

Spooky Grotto at the Market Hall Vaults

Spooky Grotto

Scarborough

Fri 19 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Do you dare come to the Market Hall Vaults to visit the spooky grotto?

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Scarborough

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Musicport 2018

Musicport 2018

Whitby

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Organisers are delighted to announce they have now completed the main line-up for the 19th Musicport Festival held in the beautiful seaside town of Whitby, North Yorkshire this October with its usual high quality and eclectic line-up.

Ascarium at the SEA LIFE Centre, Scarborough

Ascarium - Halloween Spooktacular

Scarborough

Sat 20 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Explore the ocean depths to discover the spooky creatures that lurk beneath the waves. Find the missing magic ingredients around SEA LIFE to help the Sea Witch cast her spell and claim your reward at an exclusive meet and greet!

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Make It!

Make It!

Scarborough

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Get the weekend off to a creative start with your family and friends.

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Scarborough

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k Road Race & Fun Run

McCain 10k Race

Scarborough

Sun 21 Oct 2018

McCain Yorkshire Coast 10K Road Race and Family Fun Run - McCain Yorkshire Coast 10K road race - McCain Yorkshire Coast 10K road race.

Psychic Fair at the Market Hall

Psychic Fair

Scarborough

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Some of the best Psychics and Clairvoyants from around the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire areas will be attending the Psychic Fair at Scarborough's Market Hall on 21st October 2018.

Backstage Tour at Bridlington Spa

Backstage Tour

Bridlington

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Backstage Tour of The Spa, Bridlington. Don’t miss your chance to discover this iconic venue. Admission free. Spa staff will guide you around backstage areas, front of house and parts of the building not known to the general public.

Suggs: What a King Cnut, A Life in the Realm of Ma

Suggs: What a King Cnut, A Life in the Realm of Ma

Scarborough

Sun 21 Oct 2018

If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.

Neil Kershaw

Neil Kershaw - Stained Glass

Scarborough

Mon 22 - Fri 26 Oct 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Stained Glass holiday!