Local Area Attractions Approximately two miles from Holly Cottage is the picturesque coastal village of Robin Hood’s Bay with it’s interesting maze of twisting streets famously renowned as a smuggler’s haunt. After a walk along the beach and exploring the rock pools and fossils, a welcome choice of Inns, a tea room, bistro or good old fish and chips are available to enjoy.
Whitby is just 9 miles north along the coast, with attractions including a cliff top golf course, Willie Fortune’s Famous Smoked Kippers can be found near the foot of the 199 steps leading up to St. Hilda’s Abbey and to St. Mary’s Churchyard which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Whitby’s great Maritime history can be experienced with a trip on HM Bark Endeavour the replica of Captain Cook’s ship, or a visit to the RNLI Museum and Shop. Whitby has a small sandy beach, harbour and marina. The narrow streets and ginnels are filled with interesting shops, cosy pubs and a wide variety of restaurants.
Nearby, Scarborough is a great destination for theatres and family entertainment. Heading inland you will find the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway where you can take a very special journey through the villages of ‘Heartbeat country’ along the Grosmont to Pickering line.
The disused Whitby to Scarborough railway line is nearby and perfect for
safe cycling and walking. The Cleveland Way is along the cliff tops above Boggle Hole beach.
The video below shows scenes from all around the beautiful North Yorkshire Coast, taken and kindly given to us by a family who regularly stay at Holly Cottage.