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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 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Sat 26 - Mon 28 May Dracula at Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Fri 8 - Sun 10 Jun Folk Weekend at Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby
Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul Cook250 Whitby Festival at Whitby Town, Whitby
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul Cook's Kitchen (Part of Cook250) at Whitby Town, Whitby
Thu 26 - Sat 28 Jul Whitby Beer Festival at Whitby Mission and Seafarer's Centre, Whitby
Fri 27 Jul Whitby Lifeboat Flag Weekend at Whitby Bandstand, Whitby

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Star Carr Display

Star Carr Display

Scarborough

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Star Carr is one of the most important Early Middle Stone Age sites ever found and it is right on our doorstep; only a few miles south of Scarborough.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Win the cup!

6 a side football league

Bridlington

Mon 26 Mar 2018 - Mon 25 Mar 2019

Kick of World Cup Year in Style with a brand new football league

Wilfred Owen

"They will not dream of us poor lads..."

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

This exhibition will focus on the final year of Wilfred Owen’s life between 1917 and 1918, much of which was spent in Scarborough.

Winifred's War

Winifred's War

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Curated by Photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, this exhibition explores the life and work of novelist and journalist, Winifred Holtby, who used her literary talents to campaign and advocate for peace before her untimely death, aged only 37.

The Feast of the Vineyard by Rossetti

Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Windows and Decorations

Scarborough

Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct 2018

A free weekly Guided Tour to view the Pre-Raphaelite stained glass and decorations of the Church. Tours take place at 10.30am every Tuesday from 1st May - 2nd October

Solo A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Scarborough

Thu 24 - Thu 31 May 2018

Dinosaur Live

Dinosaur World Live

Bridlington

Fri 25 - Sat 26 May 2018

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family.

Festival on the Moor 2018

Great North Folk Festival

Whitby

Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

The Great North Folk Festival is in it's 17th year. A fabulously friendly event in the most magical of settings.

A Night with the Stars

A Night with the Stars

Filey

Sat 26 May 2018

4 tribute legends - one magical tribute evening.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Sat 26 May 2018

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

Funny Cow

Funny Cow

Scarborough

Sat 26 - Thu 31 May 2018

Funny Cow is determined to make her mark on the comedy circuit of 1970s Northern England.

Yorkshire Series

Bridlington

Sat 26 May 2018

Head down to Bridlington South Beach and check out some top quality beach volleyball action with the Yorkshire Series.

The Wild Zone at Scarborough Library

The Wild Zone

Scarborough

Sat 26 May 2018

The Wild Zone. Will you help us save the planet?

Make It!

Make It!

Scarborough

Sat 26 May 2018

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

Dracula

Dracula

Whitby

Sat 26 - Mon 28 May 2018

Think you know the story of Dracula? Think again. To understand Bram Stoker's gothic story, you need to watch his legendary tale performed live in the ruins that inspired him.

BBQ at The Grand Hotel

BBQ

Scarborough

Sat 26 May 2018

Come to the Grand Hotel for a BBQ on the sun terrace every Saturday throughout August.

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

Scarborough

Sat 26 - Thu 31 May 2018

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Whitby

Sat 26 May 2018

Gnomeo and Juliet have to call in the help of a world-famous detective when their garden friends mysteriously disappear.

Scalby School: Macbeth

Scalby School: Macbeth

Scarborough

Sat 26 May 2018

Scalby School: Macbeth

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Scarborough

Sat 26 May 2018

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Withernsea Car Boots

Car Boot Sales

Withernsea

Sun 27 May 2018

14 x car boot sales on various Sundays until 14th October. No booking required. Subject to weather conditions. All proceeds support the Christmas Lights Fund. MEMORIAL CAR PARK PIER ROAD, WITHERNSEA

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Whitby

Sun 27 May 2018

Gnomeo and Juliet have to call in the help of a world-famous detective when their garden friends mysteriously disappear.