Crossing County Durham (we are staying in Cumbria) we drove over to the North Yorkshire Coast to visit the lovely coastal villages of Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby.
Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village a few miles south of Whitby. Considered one of the most picturesque coastal villages in England, its cobbled streets and and lovely cottages make it a very popular destination for both locals and tourist.
Parking at the top of the village we walk down the very steep hill to the harbour – the only way down.
Whitby faces the North Sea at the mouth of the River Esk.
The fishing fleet and tourist boats rely on the swing bridge, with a 75-foot span, to navigate between the upper and lower harbours.
We had lunch at the Magpie Cafe, a fish and chip cafe, which we had seen on a TV show back in Australia. Well worth the wait in the queue! Sorry no photos….we ate it before I remembered to take a picture.
It was quite a gloomy day and unfortunately didn’t get a chance to walk up to the abbey ruins. The rain set in so we decided to head for home.