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Robin Hood´s Bay

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A lesser-known UK beach holiday destination, the sandy beaches of Robin Hood’s Bay are beautifully unspoilt. Families with children love to while away the hours hunting for fossils or exploring the maze of tiny streets steeped in smuggling history.

Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire With so much history, heritage and culture you cannot help but fall in love with North Yorkshire and in particular, the picturesque fishing towns and villages of Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay which is five miles south of Whitby on the coast. The village was the inspiration behind and setting for the famous Bramblewick novels by Leo Walmsley, and in 1948 it featured in a story by LIFE magazine, telling the tale of an unknown ‘poison penman’ who wrote letters to the inhabitants of Robin Hood’s Bay for two decades. Whilst it still remains doubtful that Robin Hood himself was ever in the vicinity, the intriguing storybook charm of Robin Hood’s Bay certainly reigns true.

Self-catering Cottage Holidays in Robin Hood’s Bay Yorkshire now boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other county outside London and, according to the Lonely Planet Guide, is the third best region to visit in the world. After a day stomping the coast path or exploring the picturesque harbour towns of Yorkshire, relax in pure luxury at one of the self-catering holiday cottages nearby. Robin Hood’s Bay and the surrounding villages have a variety of luxury self-catering accommodation options for all seasons. Whether snuggled up in front of a woodburner with a glass of red talking into the wee hours, or sat outside your home-from-home with your loved one gazing at the moon’s reflection glistening on the ocean, both seaside abodes and country cottages in north Yorkshire offer blissful escapes from the hub of the city.

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