Off the main street/harbour area, are some of these narrow streets or snickets.
It's not hard to imagine the atmosphere of Victorian times, as the locals went about their daily lives, or smugglers using these conduits to transport their booty!
On our most recent visit we spotted the tunnel in picture 3, near the jetty - Now, this certainly evoked the image of smugglers!
Some info about Smuggling in this area and Rudyard Kiplings poem "A Smugglers Song" Which I remember learning at school many years ago!
The small gardens in front of the houses, and the buildings themselves can be seen to have used local materials, with beach combing finds employed as decoration, or put to use as pathways or containers for plants etc.
Just beside the road when travelling from Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby is an old church from which the bay cam be seen. It looked interesting but the rain was too heavy to permit me to have a closer look. I noticed some graves dated to 18th century.
Again, off the main streets of Robin Hoods Bay, you can wander around and enjoy looking at the different cottages and narrow lanes, with their attractive gardens and patios.
Some of these cottages are family homes, but many are holiday cottages, for rental, either for a few days, or longer. Some have brochures/price lists outside.
So, if you've enjoyed a day trip here, and would like to return for a longer stay, it may be worthwhile checking these leaflets/cottages, for your 'perfect place' You might even be lucky and find one for sale!!
A chance to see a bit more of Robin Hoods Bay, than from the car park, down the hill, see the sea, then head back up the hill, as many visitors have been observed to do!
Available from various shops around RHB, this handy booklet contains lots of info about the history, buildings and people of the area.
The walk can take about an hour at a gentle pace, and starts and ends outside the Bay Hotel.
I think I paid £1 for this booklet, worth it for the info and map.
It's published by Bayfair and is revised and updated yearly.
Robin Hoods Bay