52 Ways to Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #1 Stay in an Old Fisherman’s Cottage
1. Stay in an Old Fisherman’s Cottage
It’s week one of the year and week one of 52 ways to enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay. Each week we will bring you a new one.
The number one choice had to be a stay in Baytown known to you as Robin Hood’s Bay. After all you might just struggle to fit 52 ways to enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay into just one day. So why not stay for a while?
Perched on the coast between the surrounding cliffs from Scarborough to Whitby sits a Bay with the back drop of an old fishing village. Back in the days before the Victorian upper village was built Baytown’s red roofed chimney topped houses were home to fishing families. Tumbling down towards the sea it’s sometime impossible to know where one sandstone cottage begins and the other one ends.
A deep history of smuggling the beck, cottage cellars, secret passages and snickets all helped with the smuggling of Rum, Tea, Silk and Tobacco. You can still see evidence of Baytown’s smuggling past to this day. Legend has it that contraband could leave the Bay and reach the top of the village without ever seeing daylight.
Not so old looking inside these days you won’t have to rough it like they did back then in the harsh snowy winters and nights where noise of the rough seas roared around the cottages. There are luxury cottages, cottages that have been tastefully modernised but retain those special original features and there are cottages that evoke a feeling of nostalgia from those Baytown days.
We can’t promise that you won’t hear the howl of the wind or the roar of the sea on a stormy night, but we can promise you a cosy stay. So, book your relaxing coastal escape today and get yourself ready to begin checking off 52 ways to enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay.