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

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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

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


JammySplodger Sat 12-Jan-13 20:57:37

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

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