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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 2 Dec Whitby Krampus Run 2017 at Whitby Town, Whitby
Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend 2017 at Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby
Sat 16 Dec Whitby District Lions Christmas Tombola at Barclays Bank, Whitby
Tue 26 Dec Whitby District Lions Boxing Day Dip at Whitby Bandstand, Whitby
Sat 10 - Sun 18 Feb Half Term Fun at Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Sat 10 Feb - Fri 23 Mar Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

Scarborough

Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Extended until 7 Jan 2018 Scarborough Art Gallery Sun, sand and spades, or wet, windy weekends - what has a seaside holiday meant over the centuries?

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

Scarborough

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

The A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough exhibition explores the fascinating proposals of architect Stanley Davenport Adshead with his plans and photographs of the period.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Christmas Craft Days

Bridlington

Tue 21 Nov 2017

View the Hall gloriously decorated for Christmas then join Head Guide Pauline Waslin. Pauline will demonstrate making the crafts that you see at Christmastime and reveal the secrets behind the handmade decorations in the Hall.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Christmas Opening

Bridlington

Tue 14 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

The Cunliffe-Lister family gather natural products from the Hall's award winning gardens and estate to create stunning, original decorations.

Joan Murray

Joan Murray - With Great Pleasure

Scarborough

Mon 9 Oct - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Fashion - knitting, weaving, drawing, monoprints and collage

paddington 2

Paddington 2

Scarborough

Fri 17 - Thu 23 Nov 2017

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Scarborough

Sat 18 Nov - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Santa will arrive at his Grotto on Saturday 18 November at 1pm. The Grotto will be open every day up to Christmas Eve.

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Hornsea

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

Playreading

Playreading

Scarborough

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Fun and friendly sessions for people who like to explore the work of different playwrights.

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

Scarborough

Wed 22 Nov - Sat 2 Dec 2017

Laura, Hannah and Megan are three sisters who live at Wuthering Eyre, a moor side farmhouse whose name is inspired by their love of the Brontë sisters.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Scarborough

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Nov 2017

A new production from Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres of Samuel Beckett’s iconic Waiting for Godot visits Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in November.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Withernsea

Withernsea

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Beatlemania: Pepper Again

Beatlemania: Pepper Again

Scarborough

Thu 23 Nov 2017

There has never been (nor probably will ever be) a year in which a single band produced so much quality material as The Beatles did during the year 1967.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

Bridlington

Thu 23 Nov 2017

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

Blind Boy Paxton

Blind Boy Paxton

Filey

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Blind Boy Paxton is live in concert at the Filey Evron Centre.

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn - Westphalia Is Not An Option

Scarborough

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Henning Wehn joins the great line up of comedians at Scarborough Spa when he bring his show 'Westphalia Is Not An Option' to The Spa Theatre in November 2017.

The Moon

Stargazing - Moon Exploring in Dalby Forest

Scarborough

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky including our nearest celestial neighbour, the Moon, our 4.5 Billion year old satellite. View the near first quarter Moon through a large telescope, observing large impact craters and lunar seas.

Dippy

Dippy Christmas Craft Fair

Whitby

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Christmas Craft & Gift Fair by the sea! Dippy Designs are hosting a fabulous festive Craft & Gift Fair in the Northern Lights Suite at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

All Shades of Soul

Motown All Shades of Soul

Bridlington

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Big Soul & Motown night out at Bridlington Spa Top DJ's playing the hits of Soul & Motown from the 60's, 70's & 80's.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 25 Nov 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.

Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Bridlington

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Join critically acclaimed theatre company Chapterhouse as Scrooge's frozen heart begins to melt and he finally embraces the festive spirit in this most Christmassy of Christmas tales.

Classical meets Jazz

Classical meets Jazz

Scarborough

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Classical meets Jazz features classical master Tal Zilber and and jazz virtuoso Eyran Katsenelenbogen in a conversation between two worlds – the concert halls of 17th century Europe and the bustling clubs of Harlem.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Festive Performances

Scarborough

Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Cast of local festive performances in the Brunswick Centre by YMCA, Scarborough Spa & Stephen Joseph Theatre from their upcoming pantomimes Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk and A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol