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24th May 2019

Discover a Smugglers Lair

It’s probably one of the most photographed locations on the North Yorkshire Coast and no trip to this part of the world is complete without a trip to Robin Hoods Bay.

The mosaic on the parapet wall overlooking the sea is believed to be one of the longest in the country and depicts a timeline of events in the area, from the Jurassic period to the present day. Including fossils, shipwrecks, storms, fishing and wildlife and offering a chance to discover a smugglers lair. While this corner of the coast has a strong literary heritage, too.

Writer Leo Walmsley grew up here and his Bramblewick series is set in the town and is also the eastern end of Alfred Wainwright’s famous 190-mile Coast to Coast walk. Not to mention a popular stopping off point for those walking the Cleveland Way. And if you’re visiting the coast over the winter months, the festive Victorian Weekend in early December is well worth a visit.

Make sure you have plenty of energy, as the steep street snaking down from the clifftop to the beach at the bottom (lined with quaint shops and cafes) seems even steeper on the way back up.

Take a look at our selection of cottages close to Robin Hoods Bay, perfect for an opportunity to discover a smugglers lair and make the most of your escape to North Yorkshire.

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