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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
Mon 23 Jul - Mon 3 Sep Hands on History at Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Sat 18 - Fri 24 Aug Whitby Folk Week at Whitby Town, Whitby
Wed 22 Aug Silent Noon-North York Moors Chamber Music Fest. at St Hilda's Priory Chapel, Sneaton Castle, Whitby
Wed 22 Aug At the River-The North York Moors Chamber Music at St Hilda's Priory Chapel, Sneaton Castle, Whitby
Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug Vikings at Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Wed 29 Aug Xplorer - Pannett Park at Pannett Park, Whitby

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

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.

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.

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.

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jul 2018 - Sun 21 Jul 2019

A story through time from Whitby to Flamborough Head

Hands on History at Scarborough Castle

Hands on History: Knights and Princesses

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Join the Hands on History Crew at Scarborough Castle this summer holiday and enjoy family-friendly knights and princesses activities every day.

Hands on History at Whitby Abbey

Hands on History

Whitby

Mon 23 Jul - Mon 3 Sep 2018

Join the Hands on History Crew at Whitby Abbey this summer holiday and enjoy hands on sea themed activities every day.

Fossil Handling

Fossil Handling

Scarborough

Tue 24 Jul - Tue 28 Aug 2018

Explore prehistoric times and find out about dinosaur footprints in hands-on sessions with our geologists.

Active Coast

Active Coast

Withernsea

Wed 25 Jul - Wed 29 Aug 2018

Get Active, Be Healthy and Enjoy Life on East Coast.

Active Coast Events

Active Coast. Sport & Play and Field Day.

Withernsea

Wed 25 Jul - Thu 23 Aug 2018

Have a field Day ~ 23.8.18 and 6 days of Sport and Play Sessions.

Halloween Trail at Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Halloween Trail

Bridlington

Wed 8 Aug - Fri 2 Nov 2018

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

Scarborough Market & Vaults

Sunday Lunch Entertainment

Scarborough

Sun 12 Aug - Sun 30 Dec 2018

Sunday lunch and entertainment at Scarborough Market Hall.

Dance Teams

Whitby Folk Week

Whitby

Sat 18 - Fri 24 Aug 2018

We have lined up a series of extra special events for you this year. Come along to experience several unique and spellbinding events

Scarborough cricket week

Scarborough Cricket Festival 2018

Scarborough

Sun 19 - Wed 22 Aug 2018

Scarborough Cricket Festival 2018 hosts Yorkshire v Worcestershire - Specsavers County Championship

Spa Orchestra Morning

Scarborough Spa Orchestra 2018 - Morning Concerts

Scarborough

Sun 19 - Thu 23 Aug 2018

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

Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3

Scarborough

Mon 20 - Thu 30 Aug 2018

The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2

Scarborough

Mon 20 - Thu 30 Aug 2018

Christopher Robin

Disney’s Christopher Robin

Scarborough

Mon 20 - Thu 23 Aug 2018

Ant Man 2

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Scarborough

Mon 20 - Thu 23 Aug 2018

The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Silent Noon-North York Moors Chamber Music Fest.

Whitby

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Enjoy the performance of Silent Noon.