Self-catering holiday accommodation in Robin Hood's Bay
Perched atop a cliff edge on the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors is this ancient fishing village, less than 6 miles from Whitby. With roots extending back to Saxon-era settlers and a history that includes pirates and smugglers, there’s a variety of ancient sites around this village, with winding cobbled streets and narrows alleyways once walked by the sailors and fisherman that lived and worked here. Head down to the Bronze Age burial grounds at Brow Moor or visit the Ravenscar site of a Roman stone signal tower built around 4 AD. Its tall waterfront houses and miles of picturesque landscape provides the perfect spot for a peaceful getaway by the coast.
A sandy beach sweeps around the bay below the cliffs, this hidden treasure has been named one of the best beaches in the world. It’s long been a favourite among fossil hunters, perfect for seaside walkers, and for those planning a dog-friendly break, it welcomes dog walkers year-round. Children will love stepping inside Boggle Hole, a cave once used by smugglers whose name comes from the local word for ‘hobgoblin’. There’s also fantastic rock-pooling and beach-combing to be found along what is perhaps Yorkshire’s prettiest beach. With contemporary properties and traditional farmhouses scattered throughout the area, you can choose an elegant family holiday home in the centre of the village or find a secluded couples’ retreat out among Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside. Stay in a luxury cottage on the edge of the world when you choose to holiday at Robin Hood’s Bay.