Places to visit near our holiday cottage in Staithes.


Whitby is dominated by the clifftop ruins of a beautiful 13th Century abbey.

whitby abbey 

This quaint maritime town, with it's old cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue flag beach, is set among fine stretches of coast with spectacular cliffs and bays.

whitby steps

 199 steps lead down from the Abbey to the old town where you find yourself in a shopper's paradise.  With an array of unique shops offering local crafts, famous Whitby Jet jewellery, maritime memorabilia and antiques, you are sure to find that holiday treasure.
A selection of diverse attractions includes The Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Victorian Jet Works, The Dracula Experience and the fascinating Whitby Museum in Pannett Park, which offers a cabinet of curiosities from geology to jet carving, birdlife to bygones and costumes to clocks.

For food connoisseurs, Whitby has it all; award winning seafood restaurants, continental delights, traditional sea shanty inns preparing locally cooked produce and olde world English Tea Rooms serving freshly baked pastries and Yorkshire teas.



Scarborough, Britain's first seaside resort, has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still as popular as ever.The safe, sandy, accredited beaches of the North and South Bays are broken by a rocky headland on which stands a reminder of the past-Scarborough's Medieval Castle.

The resort offers first class attractions such as the award winning Sea Life marine Sanctuary, Atlantis Water Park- home of two of the largest water slides in Europe, Kinderland, children's fun park, the Rotunda Museum and `Scarborough Art Gallery.

The many festivals include Seafest, Jazz, Bike week, Scarborough Fayre and the Cricket Festival provide you with all year round events.

By night you will  be spoilt for choice with four theatres, each offering something different.

(Taken from Discover Yorkshire Coast)



Robin Hood's Bay

Park your car at the top of a very steep cliff and walk down a twisting turning, cobbled street to the ocean. On either side of you a village clings to the cliff side defying gravity, Robin Hood's Bay has operated as a village under various aliases, Bay Town, Robin Hood's Town, and Robynne Huddes Bay.  It remains a charming spot.

After all this return to the peace and beauty of sleepy Staithes and your cosy holiday cottage.


                                                 Port Mulgrave

 Just a short walk along the shore or on the cliff path is the fascinating Port Mulgrave, a good place to find fossils and to soak up local history.  There is an interesting collection of Fisherman's huts here.