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.

DottyDot Wed 09-Jan-13 22:56:33

Ooooh I'm on another thread about this area - can you post a link to where you're staying as I'm looking for somewhere by the sea or a week in August - have found a possibility in Crasters but am not 100% sure. Or pm me?!

We went to Whitby for the first time last year and loved it but didn't get to go to robin hood's bay - it's on the list for this one round.

Thanks grin

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 23:19:17

Have PMed you DD. Northumberland's lovely too, great sand dunes and lots of lovely old places to visit, plus seahouses and Farne Islands. Have you been to Northumberland?

DottyDot Thu 10-Jan-13 21:00:17

Thanks for the info grin. No we've never ventured as far North as Northumberland! Whitby's the furthest North we've been so far - will hopefully be booking in Robin Hood's Bay in August so can do day trips - not sure how far North we'll get though in a day - will need to do some more googling..!

Can't wait to get away and be by the sea. We used to go to North Devon fairly regularly but dp and ds1 have decided they don't like travelling too far in the car - we're in Manchester so heading over to Whitby/RHB feels much easier smile

CuriousMama Thu 10-Jan-13 21:12:08

Oh I'd love to go to Devon or Cornwall. My auntie lives in Cornwall so may go one day? It's so far though.
I live next to the sea and there's some nice beaches here. Ours isn't that great as it's next to the old coal pit. Some strange colours on the rocks confused I love walking the dog along the clifftops though.

careergirl Sat 12-Jan-13 19:27:24

I love North Yorkshire. Holidayed there last year (visited RHB) and probably will again this year.

usualsuspect Sat 12-Jan-13 19:28:45

I love Robin hoods bay. envy

But the chip shop is a bloody rip off grin

CuriousMama Sat 12-Jan-13 19:57:41

Usual thing is they get plenty in though, always busy. I bet rates are high for them. We'll have some no doubt as there for a week. Plus dp can't wait for them smile Nothing like eating fish and chips at the seaside.

usualsuspect Sat 12-Jan-13 19:59:13

The chippy in Whitby is better though grin

CuriousMama Sat 12-Jan-13 20:08:57

Mr chips? Good thinking it's not so expensive there either grin

perplexedpirate Sat 12-Jan-13 20:30:31

If you are in Whitby I heartily recommend Humble Pie n Mash.
THE finest pie and mash I have ever eaten. My brother loves it so much he has been known to drive over (we're near Manchester) just for that!

AllDirections Sat 12-Jan-13 20:34:55

I just spent Christmas in Robin Hood's Bay with my DDs and some other families.

It was the best Christmas I've ever had smile

We're going again next year.

Yes to Humble Pie, especially if you can sit upstairs.

There's a lovely chip shop (takeaway only) on Church Street. It's quite a long way along the road, past Humble Pie and just before the tiny cottages on the other side of the road. Have forgotten what it's called but it's really good and the portions are huge. Good tartare sauce too.

And the fishcakes at The Magpie are gorgeous.

oooggs Sat 12-Jan-13 20:38:20

We live in Cornwall and my grandparents are in Whitby. It is a long way but well worth it. Both fab places. Love RHB, Scarborough, York..... I could go on. We are hoping to come up at Easter grin

BadRoly Sat 12-Jan-13 20:39:17

Oh I am jealous - my Godmother had a cottage in RHB that my patents and grandparents used to take me on holiday to. Then me, my brother and our friends used to go. Then dh and I used to go wink and finally I was able to take my children grin. Sadly she doesn't have it any more as I loved going there - the cottage was over 4 floors with one room on each floor. We slept in the attic and listened to the seagulls on the roof.

Have a splendid holiday grin

BadRoly Sat 12-Jan-13 20:42:14

ooogs I am in Cornwall too but from Yorkshire originally - my Mum is still up there!

CuriousMama Sat 12-Jan-13 20:43:48

Yes thanks we love the Humble pie and mash, did you know dogs are allowed in there too? Makes a nice change smile I've been to Whitby lots as don't live that far, around 47 miles.
perplexed grin at your brother. He should do a pastry course if he likes it so much? I feel the secret is to put lard in it and a good quality one too.

IAmLouisWalsh Sat 12-Jan-13 20:45:35

Love RHB and Whitby. Have you walked through Mulgrave Woods at Sandsend? Very, very lovely.

And Durham is fab, of course. Biased a bit, mind...

Emandlu Sat 12-Jan-13 20:46:49

Have you been to the Whitby Wizard? It's a tiny hands on science experiments place for kids, and if you get the guy talking who owns it he will tell you all about his arctic exploration.

When I say it is tiny, there is only one room but he has a lot of stuff in there. My kids love it, we should go there again thinking about it!

Durham is gorgeous - can't wait to go back there.

AllDirections Sat 12-Jan-13 20:51:44

Whitby Wizard closed down last year sad

CuriousMama Sat 12-Jan-13 20:56:02


Very jealous OP!

CuriousMama Sat 12-Jan-13 23:40:54

Have you been before Jammy?

People are shocked I prefer it to abroad. I like the sun as much as anyone but prefer history tbh.

usualsuspect Sun 13-Jan-13 00:09:38

The view of robin hood bay from ravenscar is fantastic.

Emandlu Sun 13-Jan-13 08:33:02

sad That's a huge shame Alldirections

We had a week there the summer before last and stayed in the town itself at the bottom of the hill, and had a great time! We loved the beach with the sand and rock pools and fossils (something to keep all of us happy) and the town itself is lovely. Loved trips into Whitby too.

We've not been abroad in about 5 years. While the boys are small we figured all we need is a nice beach and a few ruined castles to run round, plus long journeys are really quite stressful.

We might venture to France or Germany next year but mainly as we have friends out there. Still plenty of bits of the UK we've never visited!

CuriousMama Sun 13-Jan-13 14:30:59

Sounds lovely Jammy. It's great for little ones. Mine are older and love it too. I think it may be because they were weaned on NT and English heritage from babies. DS2 was in a castle at 6 days old (in sling). They both love visiting them still now.

CuriousMama Sun 13-Jan-13 14:31:48

Meant to say I think that's why they like old historic places. They'd shun a theme park in favour of RHB and suchlike.

CuriousMama Tue 15-Jan-13 01:39:55

Am trying to talk dp into going for Christmas this year, too. It'd have to be somewhere that takes dogs though.

There were people the appeared to regularly head there for Christmas, looking through the guest book. I bet it looks fantastic with snow over the rooftops, though getting up that hill would be interesting!

CuriousMama Tue 15-Jan-13 13:17:33

Yes Jammy that hill would be interesting in the snow.
Talking of which it came down heavy here. Dp and I were out shopping and it was tricky driving home.

Yep, we've had it too, enough for a nice bit of snowman building but the pavements are a wee bit slippery now.

Not sure where we're going to go this year for our hols - might venture as far a Scotland, maybe on the coast somewhere as DH is paranoid about the midges.

CuriousMama Tue 15-Jan-13 20:07:16

Oh midges are bad aren't they? We go camping so have to suffer them a lot. The avon spray is about the only thing that seems to work?

I;ve heard about the moisturiser working but didn't know there's a spray. Is that the skin so soft range too?

CuriousMama Tue 15-Jan-13 22:30:41

Yes there's a whole range of it afaik? Some here.

oooggs Tue 15-Jan-13 23:24:37

The distant from Cornwall to Whitby is being tested now sad my Grandad died in Whitby yesterday and I am not going to be able to make the funeral next week sad

BadRoly Tue 15-Jan-13 23:35:03

Oh ooogs I'm sorry hmm I love living in Cornwall but sometimes it feels like the other side of the world x

CuriousMama Wed 16-Jan-13 08:32:04

oooggs so sorry to hear that.

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