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10 Film & TV Locations Near Robin Hood's Bay

10 Film & TV Locations Near Robin Hood's Bay

10 Film & TV Locations Near Robin Hood's Bay

Do you love to see Robin Hood’s Bay on the TV & Big Screen?

Do you love to spot other North Yorkshire locations also on the TV & Big Screen?

Do you enjoy visiting TV & Film locations?

Read on to be inspired and find out more. 

Robin Hood’s Bay

Perched on the coast between the surrounding cliffs of Scarborough and Whitby sits a Bay. The backdrop of the Bay is an old Yorkshire fishing village. This is Robin Hood’s Bay, the gem on the picturesque coastal edge of the North York Moors National.

Built on a steep hill the old 17th Century village heads down to the Bay. Winding streets, steep steps and cobbled alleyways make up what was once called Baytown. A maze of a village it’s easy to get lost here in Robin Hood’s Bay. Just all part of the magic of what makes it so special.

Robin Hood’s Bay harbours a deep rooted history of smuggling. The Kings Beck, cottage cellars, secret passages and snickets all helped with the illicit activities. Smuggling of Rum, Tea, Silk and Tobacco. There wasn't a person in the village that didn't participate in the illegal activities. Be it the smuggling, hiding, transporting or protecting of the secret goings on.

Legend has it that contraband could leave the Bay and reach the top of the village without ever seeing daylight.You can still see evidence of Robin Hood’s Bay’s smuggling past to this day and you can learn more at the local museum.

Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby and the North York Moors National Park have for many years provided inspiration for many including:



Song SongWriters & Musicians

Tv & Film Makers 

Heartbeat | Goathland

The most famous of them all has got to be Heartbeat and the fictional Moors village of Aidensfield. Set in the real-life village of Goathland nearby to Whitby the North York Moors National Park features heavily. You will also spot the occasional visit into Whitby.

On screens from 1992 to 2010. The long running TV show is still a firm hit with many and it's possible to still catch reruns.

Thinking of visiting this wonderful location there are many famous sights to spot:

Bernie Scripps Garage

The Aidensfield Arms otherwise known as The Goathland Hotel

The Cross and the Parade of Shops in the opening titles

And many more

Scripps Garage

The Royal | Goathland & Scarborough

The Royal was the spin-off show to Heartbeat. Filmed both in Scarborough and Goathland. The main building posing as St Aidan’s Hospital in the show stands proud on Scarborough's South Cliff. Looking over the Italian Gardens.

Running from 2003 to 2011 there are many famous faces to spot in The Royal. You will get many a glimpse of Scarborough itself along with Goathland (Aidensfield) and the North York Moors National Park.

Like Heartbeat it is still possible to catch reruns of The Royal.

Harry Potter & Hogsmeade Station | Goathland

Would it surprise you to know that Goathland Station is Indeed Hogsmeade Station in the very first Harry Potter Film? You can indeed see Hagrid, Hermione, Ron & Harry along with many other faces from the film standing on the Station Platform. Along with them also stands many of the local school children at the time.

Should you choose to ride one of the beautiful Steam Trains across the North York Moors to Pickering you will definitely get a sense of being in the Film itself.

Hogsmeade Station 2

The Phantom Thread | Robin Hood’s Bay

Daniel Day Lewis' proposed last Film before retiring from acting will find you catching glimpses of Robin Hood's Bay and the Victoria Hotel. You may however do a double take as the Restaurant indeed had a full temporary makeover for the film. You will also spot the odd member of staff and the management team tooas extras.

Other locations include Whitby, Lythe & Staithes.

Bad Move | Rosedale & Farndale

Jack Dee and Kerry Godliman star in ITV's incredibly funny sitcom Bad Move as husband and wife team.

Filmed in picturesque Rosedale and Farndale and running from 2017, the series co-written by as well as starring the hilariously dry and funny Jack Dee focuses on their move to the countryside. Does everything go to plan?

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard | Whitby & North York Moors Railway Stations

North Yorkshire's Heritage Railway hit our TV screens in its very own TV series for the first time in 2017.

Covering all stations from Grosmont to Pickering along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway the programme covers life running the heritage railway including:

The Engine Sheds

The Catering Team

The Management Team

And the volunteers that help keep the railway running

When visiting the Railway don't forget to keep a look out for the stars of the show.

Railway Stations include:






Grosmont Engine Sheds

Transformers The Last Knight | Rievaulx

Rievaulx Abbey and its ruins provide a dramatic and stunning setting for the Transformers The Last Knight Film.

There is no mistaking the stunning Rievaulx Abbey so you will have no trouble spotting it. The Abbey provides the amazing and very fitting backdrop for King Arthur and his Knights.

Whether you're a Transformers fan or not this magnificent location is definitely worth a visit. 

Rievaulx Abbey

The Runaways | Whitby & North York Moors

The Runaways is a 2019 Film release. Primarily filmed across the North York Moors National Park. You will spot a few famous faces in this film. The Film follows 3 siblings and their Donkeys. The children run away across the North York Moors after an upsetting turn of events. As they head for the coast, you'll see many of your favourite North York Moors National Park locations including:


Runswick Bay

Grosmont Railway Station


Rosedale Hall



Most definitely one to watch and celebrate seeing our Coast and National Park on the big screen.

The Yorkshire Vet | Kirkbymoorside, Thirsk & North York Moors

The Channel 5 Show originally featured Grace Lane Veterinary Surgery in Kirkbymoorside. It now features Skeldale Veterinary Centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire - once the practice of James Herriot.

The show follows the popular Vets in their work and the work of the staff. You will catch lots of views of the Sutton Bank area. As Well as as the work that goes into keeping animals healthy in the North York Moors National Park.


Come and stay for a while here in Robin Hood’s Bay and explore your favourite Film & TV locations.

Relaxing Coastal Escapes in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire.

Sam and Sian have been helping you make memories and relax on the coast since April 2017.

Baytown Holiday Cottages is a small North Yorkshire Booking Agency specialising in the Robin Hood’s Bay area of the North York Moors National Park.

Two locals who know the area and the cottages inside Out. Their home, their workplace and their playground. Helping you find your escape by the sea

So why not stay for a while in one of the Best Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Cottages.

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