52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #51 A Robin Hood’s Bay Christmas
A Robin Hood's Bay Christmas
Have You Been Wondering What it Would be Like to Spend Christmas Away from Home?
Escaping the Usual Pressures of Christmas?
Spending Quality Time with Your Loved Ones?
Have You Wondered Just How Magical a Coastal Christmas Could Be?
Read on to find out everything you need to know about A Robin Hood’s Bay Christmas.
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.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Would you love to spend Christmas away from home? Escaping the usual pressures of Christmas? Spending quality time with your loved one(s)?
Can’t bear the thought of spending Christmas away from home? But you’re desperate to escape the rat race. Desperate to leave the hustle and bustle and stress that Christmas can bring behind.
What if we told you, you could spend it somewhere magical?
Robin Hood’s Bay is the gem on the coast of the North York Moors National Park. Here you will be surrounded by Yorkshire nature, adventure and beauty.
Enjoy Christmas walks on the beach blowing the cobwebs away or the Christmas Hangover. Quaint, cosy old 18th century cottages, smoking chimneys and red pantiled rooftops. Cobbled alleyways just waiting for you to explore and get lost. Even if only for a few minutes. Cosy pubs, roaring fires, mulled wine and carols in the Dock on Christmas Eve. Take a Christmas Ghost Walks telling tales of Legends, Boggles, Ghosts and Ghouls of many years past.
A Coastal Christmas Stay in Robin Hood’s Bay
Here at Baytown Holiday Cottages we have a magical stay waiting for you. We have a selection of holiday homes to suit a number of tastes. We have:
Large Holiday Cottages Sleeping up to 10 Family or Friends
Cottages with Sea Views
Holiday lets with or without Wi-Fi
Dog Friendly Cottages
Cottages with Baths to Soak those last few Stresses
Cottages with Log Burners, Multi Fuel Stoves & Open Fires
Our collection of cottages sleep from 1 up to 10 guests with a large selection being Dog Friendly.
The Christmas Food Shop
One last thought crossing your mind? Where will you do the Christmas food and drink shop?
Radford’s Butchers in Sleights | Parking Across the Road
Great for Christmas meat & poultry bundles. You can also pick up deli products, crackers, vegetables, cake and various other items.
Jackson’s Butchers in Ruswarp | Parking Around the Back
Great for Christmas meat & poultry bundles, meaty sausages and the most amazing Pork & Stilton pies. Do pre order these delectable pies as they sell out fast first thing in the morning usually.
Landers Butchers in Whitby | Park in the Car Parks in town or On Street Disc Parking
Great for Christmas meat & poultry bundles.
Cod Roe in Whitby | Park in the Car Parks in town or On Street Disc Parking
The Whitby Catch in Whitby | Park in the Car Parks in town or On Street Disc Parking
Sandgate Seafoods | Park in the Car Parks in town or On Street Disc Parking
Fortunes Kippers | Park in the Car Parks in town or On Street Disc Parking
As it says on the tin, great for Kippers, since 1872.
Deli’s & Specialists:
The Whitby Deli | Park in the Car Parks in town or On Street Disc Parking
Great for cheeses, deli items, oils, crackers, antipasti products and various essential nibble and platter products.
Botham’s in Whitby & Sleights | Park in the Car Parks in town or On Street Disc Parking
There is also parking across the road at the Sleights shop and outside at the Enterprise Way shop.Great for Christmas hampers, cake, puddings, bread’s, biscuits, mince pies, you name it if you can bake it Botham’s probably has it.
Whitby Brewery in Whitby | Check website and contact for orders
Locally brewed Real Ale.
Whitby Gin in Whitby | Check website for local stockists
Baytown Coffee | Various Stockists Throughout The Local Area
The most amazing coffee. All named after streets or parts of Robin Hood’s Bay and there’s a Christmas blend too.
Robin Hood’s Bay & Fylingthorpe:
Thorpe Stores | Fylingthorpe
Baytown Stores | Upper Robin Hood’s Bay
Muir Lea Stores | Lower Robin Hood’s Bay
All stock all the bits and bobs that you need when you’re on holiday, things you forgot and everything in between and more.
Last Minute Christmas Shopping
Robin Hood’s Bay is home to a number of quaint little independent shops. We have a wonderful little high street here. All stocked full of gifts, souvenirs, art, books, treats, toys, fashion items to the bits you forgot to bring. You will also find a shop dedicated to the Dog(s) in your life.
Opening times will vary throughout the year and are at the discretion of each individual shop. Check individual websites or social media for up to date information on opening times.
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.