Down the coast from Whitby lies the less well known Robin Hood’s Bay. Built into the cliffside the old cottages and pubs line the route from beachside to cliff top, it’s one of the strange places where cars are not really welcome and the best way to access this idyllic spot is on foot.
The North Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby is one of my favourite places to visit in the UK. A small fishing port with just 20-30 houses in the 15th century and a population of just 200, it’s now a popular seaside resort with a historic twist having hardly changed in the last 100 years. From being an important producer of Alum in the 16th century Whitby began to grow in size expanding its talents to shipbuilding and later Whaling. It…
The last of the day’s light silhouettes the wispy clouds framing the lights of Whitby Town in the distance. Before me, flames attack the encroaching cold night air keeping it at bay a little longer, twirling, jumping, dancing in a mesmerising sequence. There is nowhere I would rather be right now.
Welcome back, hopefully I didn’t bore you too much last time with all that history, but it is really quite interesting and wouldn’t be the place it is now without it. Now before I go on with my tales of my holiday there are a couple of things I really would like you to know.