Going to Robin Hoods Bay again. Am so excited. I love it there.

(63 Posts)
CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 01:16:41

Plus the cottage we're staying in is next to the sea/cliffs and has a little sun house at the top you can sit in and watch the waves. Nice open fire. Terrace with sea view, as have most rooms.

Dcs love it there too and Dp is beside himself. We don't live that far away tbh as are in the north but the thought of a whole week there, away from it all is blissful. It's like stepping back in time. I prefer it to going abroad. Ok so the weather isn't guaranteed but it's so steeped in history and just great smile

I think the owners of the cottage may have to eject me it looks so cosy.

RHB for anyone who doesn't know it.

We'll travel outside of RHB too, go off to Whitby and places. Definitely visit Staithes.

RHB is so hilly that I get a work out as well as a holiday. I don't feel as guilty drinking ale as I burn off the calories wink

JustAHolyFool Wed 09-Jan-13 01:18:42

Well jel OP, I went to Filey, just up the road, twice as a child and we were OBSESSED with Robin Hood's Bay.

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 01:28:43

Yes I think I'm a bit obsessed too. There's quite a lot to do round there tbh. Dcs just like pottering around so that's good. They're 12 and 15 so can wander safely. Gives me and dp a bit of free time wink

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 01:29:41

I quite like Filey too Just. The beach is nice from what I remember? Been 3 years since I've been.

Vagaceratops Wed 09-Jan-13 11:03:19

We love it there, I cant wait to go back, we might go for the whitsun holiday.

Vagaceratops Wed 09-Jan-13 11:06:24

Dalby forest is brilliant.

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 11:09:16

Thanks I'll go to Dalby.

Dp's beyond excited bless him. He's so lovely smile He works hard though so this break will do him the power of good. Being able to park up and go to the pubs.

We're off to Durham for a night next week, just dp and I. His favourite city so he's doubly excited.

What do your dcs like to potter with when you're there? We love Whitby and the cliff walk to RHB but what else is good there? Would need to be by public transport.

Have a great holiday - when are you going?

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 18:29:36

They like messing around on the beach, walking, reading, playing board games. We went on the ghost walk last time. There's a museum and the bus runs from RHB and there are buses to connect to other places in Whitby or the trains.They like going in [[ http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/old-coastguard-station/ here.]]
It depends on your dcs tbh. Mine love their xbox and PC etc... but also love a nice quiet chilled out holiday. They'd rather go here than to a theme park. We've gone here in winter the last 2 years this time we're going Easter time.
Last time DS1 made some girlfriends and kept in touch via FB. smile
DS2 played football on the beach with a huge group (family).

Thank you. Are there any trains from Whitby to anywhere nice/interesting?

We've been for the past two Easters. The first, the weather was stunning. The second, it snowed!

MirandaWest Wed 09-Jan-13 19:29:20

I went to Robin Hoods Bay on New Year's Day. There were loads of people there smile Was the first time I've been there and I loved it.

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 22:27:15

Routes from Whitby. As you can see that route goes to Grosmont wich links to Goathland and Pickering. They have steam trains there smile [[ http://www.nymr.co.uk/ Trains from there.]]
Apparently you can get a bus to here?

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 22:28:23

Try the link again! Steam trains.

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 22:28:47

Miranda how fantastic! I'd love to do that.

Thank you, CuriousMama. Must try to get a cottage booked for some time this year.

Fozzleyplum Wed 09-Jan-13 22:32:43

We go there regularly (DH brought up in Whitby). You must visit Falling Foss, amazing waterfall in the woods with a lovely cafe with gardens right by the top of the waterfall. Also the Magpie Cafe on Whitby West Cliff - don't be put off by the queue to the door - it moves very quickly.

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 22:37:34

You're welcome Remus, are you local? I'm on the durham coast.

Fossley yes I fancy going to Falling Foss as haven't been before. The Magpie and its long queues I know them well. Have you been to Green's? It's lush and surprisingly family friendly for a posh place. I've taken dss from a very young age. They do small portions for dcs.

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 22:38:11

Ooops meant Fozzley blush Have Foss on the brain grin

I have never been but it's on my list. I was a bit alarmed to see this piece in the Daily mail (sorry) today. sad

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 22:45:55

I know it's awful sad Houses have been destroyed too. You see corrosion everywhere now. Very scary.

CremeEggThief Wed 09-Jan-13 22:49:07

Very envy of your cottage. Have a super time smile.

It does look scary Curious.

Fozzleyplum Wed 09-Jan-13 22:49:57

Curious, haven't been to Green's. Am I right in thinking it's just on the East side of the bridge, opposite the toy shop? We'll give it a whirl on the strength of your recommendation.

In fact, am going to slope off and book a few days up there...

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 22:51:20

Thanks CET smile

Yes Fozzley that's the one. Just been looking on their website they have boutique apartments now.

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 22:52:50

I'm booking in for an art class in RHB. I paint anyway and will love it. It's £12 for a class but materials are included.

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