The romantic, beautiful North Yorkshire fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby is steeped in history, heritage, legends, smuggling and has some interesting visitor attractions.
The tiny settlement of Robin Hood's Bay is one of Britain's most picturesque, most romantic and most beautiful locations. Nestling on the magnificent North Yorkshire Heritage Coast, it possesses a truly fairytale appeal… and located on the clifftop, enjoying wonderful panoramic coastal views, is the Victoria Hotel, the jewel of the Yorkshire Heritage Coast.
This tiny fishing village is renowned for its history and character, with a multitude of tiny stone-built, pantile roof cottages clinging precariously to the steep cliffs all the way from the cliff top down to the sands and scars of the coastal bay. This quaint village possesses some visitor attractions which include a small museum and also the old Coastguard station right on the shoreline. From here multitudes of visitors go fossil hunting on what is known as the Jurassic or Dinosaur Coast.
For a remote Yorkshire fishing community to be narked after the famous outlaw from Nottingham, Robin Hood, is very surprising to many people. It is said that he once came here to escape his pursuers many centuries ago. However, another likely reason for this name is that this community was once cut off from the land and had its access only via the sea... and therefore would have been thought to have been an ideal hideout for an outlaw such as Robin Hood.
The narrow winding road that descends from the cliff top down to the beach is walked by many visitors each year as there are no public car parking areas for them at the bottom. Yet hordes of visitors make this journey of 'pilgrimage' every year as the best way to explore this community is on foot. This is because many of the small cottages, hugging to the steep cliffs on either side of the little valley leading down to the sea, are only accessible by waking.
Robin Hood's Bay enjoys a wonderful location as it is an ideal base for exploring surrounding areas. Only a few miles to the north is the famous and historic fishing port of Whitby, whilst not far to the south is the famous tourism and spa resort of Scarborough. Inland is the most magnificent purple moorland of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, made famous over recent years as the setting for the TV series 'Heartbeat'. Therefore as well as the Yorkshire Heritage Coast to explore, there is so much more for the visitor to enjoy whilst on holiday here, including Captain Cook Country and Herriot Country.
Located at picturesque Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby on the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast, we offer excellent hotel accommodation, bed and breakfast accommodation and holiday accommodation throughout all seasons. We have a lovely panoramic Sea View Restaurant, Bay View Coffee Shop & Tearoom and Yorkshire Bar serving bar meals. Our historic hotel is an ideal venue for weddings, wedding receptions, private parties and corporate functions. We are an ideal base for exploring the treasures of the North York Moors National Park and places such as Scarborough, Runswick Bay and Staithes along the coastline, as well as nearby Goathland, Heartbeat Country, Captain Cook Country and Herriot Country.
Really enjoyed this hotel. We had a large suite overlooking the moors facing west and were very comfortable. Service and staff were very accommodating and the food at dinner and breakfast were more than satisfactory. Strongly recommended.
Just had three nights stay in August. Great location had a sea view paid a little extra. Well worth it. Beautifully clean,very comfy bed. Super breakfasts with plenty of variety served by very welcoming staff. Had dinner on our first night, great food superbly cooked and again very amiable staff. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Free car parking which is a bonus as area gets very busy. Will return.
"Dog friendly AND a great view!"
We visited 3 times during our long weekend staying at Robin Hoods Bay. Best views over the bay and plenty of tables outside of the sun is shining! Dogs welcome inside and out, just not in the most fancy bit!! Decent food at good prices- worth a visit.
"Absolutely wonderful in every way!"
This hotel is based at the top of the hill down to the beach, so fabulous locality. The food was absolutely second to none and they were more than willing to serve food which wasn't on the menu (for our awkward child). The room (room 4, family room) was very clean and very spacious. Our bathroom was beautiful and done to a high standard. But most of all, the staff were so friendly and helpful which absolutely made it for us. Thanks for a wonderful stay and we will definitely be back.
The hotel is ideally situated at the top of the cliff and has a lovely beer garden to cool off in with a drink and catch your breath after the climb back up the hill from the beach. Our room was a good size and clean and the best bit was the huge bathroom with separate shower and Cadburys advert bath. Lovely breakfast to set you up for the day and the bonus is having its own car park in an area where parking spaces are limited and in high demand. The staff were friendly and approachable too.
Difficult to find a fault"
Visited for the third time-professional but genuine welcome from staff who appeared to be happy in their work-all food of good quality from breakfast to dinner-restaurant capably supervised by Susie at breakfast and Michael at dinner-had room on second floor with views inland-could not find any fault.
This hotel is absolutely fantastic. Besides the fact that the rooms are amazing, the restaurant is fantastic, the coffee shop is great and the bar is fab. The staff are some of the most helpful and pleasant we have ever met.
Spent my 50th Birthday here and it was absolutely lovely. Cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. The staff are very friendly and professional, food is excellent and nothing was too much trouble. To top it off there is a beautiful view of Robin Hoods Bay, who could ask for more!