52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood's Bay: #48 Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend
Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend
Do you love getting into the Christmas Spirit?
Do you love events dedicated to celebrating all things Christmas?
Do you love to buy gifts spending your money with local independent retailers?
Do you love to dress up?
Do you love Robin Hood’s Bay and the Yorkshire Coast?
Read on to find out more about The Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend.
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.
A History of The Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend
The Victorian Weekend has been taking place in Robin Hood’s Bay for approximately three decades. The whole weekend is planned, orchestrated and carried out by local volunteers. Local businesses of Robin Hood’s Bay and Fylingthorpe join in the festive fun helping to make this event a magical one.
As soon as one Victorian Weekend ends volunteers set about planning the next one.
Each Year Robin Hood’s Bay host’s its very own Victorian Weekend. Usually taking place the first full weekend of December starting Friday afternoon through to Sunday evening. There are lots of ways to get into the spirit of things. Why not dig out your Victorian best and dress up for the occasion.
Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend is a family friendly, couple friendly, dog friendly, group friendly event. Everyone is welcome. Spanning across 3 decades, Victorian Weekend just keeps getting better. You will find the classic events of festive fun past and new events of festive fun present.
The festive event will be packed full of old and new activities including:
The Duck Race
Carols in the Dock
Arts & Craft Fair and much more
New activities change yearly
There will also be lot's of:
Live Music & More
Why not take a bit of time out for a little festive fun to get more in the spirit. Relax by the sea enjoying its crisp Winter air.
Explore Robin Hood’s Bay
Robin Hood’s Bay’s old lower village is made up of cobbled streets, alleyways and snickets. There are many twists and turns. Stone and cobbled steps work their way up the village. It's easy to imagine life here as it was 300 years or so ago.
You never know where one turn may take you or what awaits you. Which direction will you take? It’s all part of the fun in getting to know Robin Hood’s Bay.
You will find a selection of cute independent shops here in Robin Hood’s Bay stocking a range of:
Clothing & Fashion
A Dog Shop
Upcycled Wares & Home Accessories
To name just a few, all waiting with a friendly Robin Hood’s Bay welcome.
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.
Smaller properties are available from 2 nights and the larger properties from 3 nights. All dependent on the time of year. All of our cottages are priced accordingly throughout the year. All of our properties feature in size order. Largest to smallest as you scroll down the Accommodation Page.
Make your Folk Weekend extra special with a stay in the very cottages the old fishing folk lived in. Where folk songs were written and sung in days gone by.