Ideas for day trips

This exceptional Robin Hoods Bay holiday cottage has many places of interest nearby, with Whitby only a 10 minute drive away, Scarborough 25 minutes, and York over an hour away, there are a multitude of options on your doorstep.

Whitby

St. Hildas Abbey

Dominates the skyline. Founded in 657AD by the Saxon King of Northumbria. Lady Hilda was the Abbess of a double monastery of nuns and monks. 867 AD saw the Vikings attack and destroy the building. It was reformed in 1075 and Henry VIII had it destroyed in 1540. Although much of the stone has been looted and used elsewhere, the ruins still stand out for miles around.

St. Marys Church

Next to the Abbey, said to have inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. There is a "Dracula Experience" in Whitby which is quite scary!!

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Take a steam train across the moors to Pickering, passing through Grosmont Station which was used in the making of Harry Potter.

Shopping

There are lots of great shops, especially in the old part of the town, where you can find things that are a little bit different. Boat trips - You can either go for the High Speed trip or a scenic tour at a more sedate pace. There are also fishing trips available.

Scarborough

The Castle

With its 2500 year history, amazing situation and views, the castle is one of Scarborough's top attractions. 01723 372451.

Sea life Centre

Book on line for big discounts! 01723 373414.

GoApe

Tree top Adventures or Segway riding. Please note this is for the over 10 year olds and there are height/weight restrictions so phone to avoid disappointment.

Dalby Forest Visitors Centre

Low Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, 0845 643 9215.

Pickering

Approx 45 mins from Robin Hoods Bay

Flamingoland Zoo and Amusement Park

The kids always love it. Red Pandas have apparently arrived Jan 2014. For details phone 01653 668585.

These are just some ideas; let us know what else you find!