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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 7 - Sun 29 Jul Captain Cook at Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Mon 23 Jul - Mon 3 Sep Hands on History at Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Thu 26 Jul Ravens and Robins at Ravenscar Coastal Centre, Ravenscar
Thu 26 - Sat 28 Jul Whitby Beer Festival at Whitby Mission and Seafarer's Centre, Whitby
Fri 27 Jul Canoe Adventure at Ravenscar Coastal Centre, Ravenscar
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

Rides and Stalls For Children.

Children's rides and activities

Withernsea

Thu 10 May - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Children's rides and activities each weekend and during all school holidays.

The 39 Steps

39 Steps

Scarborough

Thu 21 Jun - Thu 23 Aug 2018

A gripping, hilarious, brilliant, fast-moving whodunnit based on the Hitchcock classic.

39 STEPS

THE 39 STEPS

Scarborough

Thu 21 Jun - Thu 23 Aug 2018

THE 39 STEPS - THE ROUND • THEATRE A gripping, hilarious, brilliant, fast-moving whodunnit based on the Hitchcock classic.

Bridlington Old Town Gallery

Visiting artist Carol Davidson

Bridlington

Sun 1 Jul - Fri 31 Aug 2018

Carol Davidson is the next artist to hold an exhibition at Bridlington Old Town Gallery. The exhibition opens on the 1st July 2018 and runs throughout July and August at the gallery in Bridlington Old Town.

Captain Cook at Whitby Abbey

Captain Cook

Whitby

Sat 7 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first expedition to the South Seas by visiting the great man’s home port of Whitby. It's here he learnt his seafaring skills and set sail on his famous voyage into the unknown.

Image © Derek Gauld

Derek Gauld

Scarborough

Tue 10 Jul - Sun 5 Aug 2018

Scarborough Art Gallery are pleased to be hosting this new Cafe Gallery exhibition on behalf of Derek Gauld.

Spa Orchestra Morning

Scarborough Spa Orchestra 2018 - Morning Concerts

Scarborough

Sun 15 - Thu 19 Jul 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Scarborough Spa Orchestra's 106th year will take place 4 June-13 September 2018.

The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2

Scarborough

Wed 18 - Thu 19 Jul 2018

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Thu 19 Jul 2018

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

Stereophonics

Stereophonics

Scarborough

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Fresh from the success of their gold-certified album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ – Stereophonics play Europe’s largest open-air arena on Thursday July 19.

Strawberry Fields Carboot & Market

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot and Market is open every Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday from March to October. Also open Tuesdays from the first week in June. Trading hours 6 am - 2 pm.

Coffee Dance

Howard Beaumont Summer 2018: Coffee Dances

Scarborough

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Howard Beaumont returns to host his weekly coffee dances on Thursday Mornings this Summer.

Naval Warfare

Naval Warfare

Scarborough

Thu 19 Jul 2018

If you're visiting Scarborough, the world-famous Peasholm Park Naval Warfare is a must see. A unique family holiday attraction and possibly the longest running show of all time!

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Scarborough

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Hornsea Carnival

Hornsea Carnival 2018

Hornsea

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Jul 2018

‘Happy Holidays’ Free family event with a weekend full of varied activities including music, rides, family fun and food.

Seafest, Scarborough

Seafest

Scarborough

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Jul 2018

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Seafest the annual maritime festival in South Bay Scarborough 20- 22 July.

Gimme ABBA

GIMME ABBA

Filey

Fri 20 Jul 2018

A tribute to the greatest pop band in the World ABBA!!!