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“Gorgeous little place!”
Review of Robin Hood's Bay

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Loughton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
314 reviews
243 helpful votes
“Gorgeous little place!”
Reviewed 24 September 2010

It's just gorgeous. A little hidden treat, in a steep valley. The part where you get to the sea is narrow and atmospheric, the little streets are quaint and there are dozens of cute shops. Parking is quite far up the hill. Loads of cottage rentals and a couple of hotels but you'd be hard pressed to find more than a couple of day's worth of stuff to do unless you have a car.

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Hull
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
“Best Holiday ever”
Reviewed 9 April 2009

This is my favourite place to holiday. Beautiful village, stunning views and loads of great walks from your front door. I stay at the Station Waiting Rooms loft, which is gorgeous and light with huge velux windows and fantastic views. Go to the Dolphin for the quiz on Sunday, and Monday for the 'jam session'; Tuesday the Grovenor for Steve Philips, legendary Blues guitarist. Wednesday quiz at the Laurel, Thursday quiet drink at the Bay Hotel, and Folk Club at the Dolphin on Friday. During the day time a different great walk each day and if its raining, off to Whitby or Scarborough.
Special treat is the full moon over the sea and the winter sunrise, also the sunset over the moors from the top of the Bank.

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england
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
49 helpful votes
“Our Favourite recharge place”
Reviewed 14 January 2007

We have visited Robin Hooods Bay (RHB) annually for the last 6 years and we never tire of it. You arrive at RHB from Whitby into an area that is best described as Victorian. Large family homes that are are now mostly bed and Breakfast accomodation.
The Grosvenor Hotel is the first "pub" you see and they have accomodation but best of all they have the most amazing live music on a Tuesday evening. If you love R&B 60s style you will love the Grosvenor. lots of real ale to choose from and brilliant music and The Music is free! Further down Station Road is a Car Park and the Victoria Hotel.
This is a lovely hotel with great rooms and massive breakfasts. food is served all day and has always been first class. We recommend the fishermans lunch or the steak pie. There is a quiz here on Tuesday evenings and they usually put on a free supper. Enough food to warrant going without an early evening meal. From the Victoria the road is very steep and you walk down into the "Bay" proper. The fishermans cottages cling to the the cliffs and each other like limpets to a rock. They are now nearly all to let so there is a huge choice of self cateruing accomodation to choose from and of course due to competition they are all of a very high standard. There are three pubs, The Laurel. The Dolphin and The Bay Hotel. Quiz at the Dolphin Sunday and great food. Quiz at the Laurel Wednesday snacks only and a great Folk Club at The Dolphin on Friday evening which is free to enter but you are expected to sing for your entrance fee or buy an "exhorbitant " raffle ticket. Good food at the Bay Hotel too. During summer months there is a "Chippy" down in the bay and they are brilliant.
All in all RHB is the perfect spot for a Yorkshire Holiday. Good food, great entertainment, no bingo and spectacular walks across some of Yorshires best countryside.

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Cambridge UK
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
31 helpful votes
“Smugglers, icecream , bookshops and cake”
Reviewed 11 May 2006

I have been visiting Robin Hoods Bay for over 4 years with my now seven year old and will be going back for the rest of her childhood years. It has everything you could need: steep cobbled streets and smugglers legends; holiday cottages with splendid sea views and cosy sitting rooms;decent pubs; cliff walks; rock pools and farm icecream on the beach two minutes walk away; craft shops and bookshops for wet days.
Whitby , Scarborough and moorland all within a few miles. A week is never enough and each year we leave feeling totally unwound and book immediately for the following year.

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