North Yorkshire


There's Plenty to See and Do in Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay

The higgledy-piggledy seaside villages of Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay are two of the most spectacular areas of interest here on the North Yorkshire coast. If you decide to pay a visit to either (or both) of these stunning spots, you’ll surely agree and below is a closer look some of our favourite things to see and do close by.

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Yorkshire Gardens

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...really enjoyed staying in this lovely cottage. The weather has been pretty good, really, so plenty of walks. Fantastic views and Windy Gap lived up to its name!

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