Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village on the coast of North Yorkshire, England, 6 miles south of Whitby and 15 miles north of Scarborough.
Despite its isolation, Robin’s Hood Bay is a charming tourist destination with houses that appear to climb cliffs. Robin Hood’s Bay is tucked between two cliffs. The village’s houses are mostly made of sandstone and have red tiled roofs.
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Bay Town, as the village is known locally, was a thriving fishing port. However, by the 1920s, there were only two fishing families left in the bay due to the deterioration of the port and the demise of the industry.
As a result, smuggling has become common along isolated coasts. Small boats are still important in this area because larger ships have historically been difficult to reach offshore due to natural protection.
It was said that the houses and inns in the bay had connected cellars and closets, and that goods could pass from the bottom to the top of the village without being seen.”
In the bay, shipwrecks were common. Storms from the North Sea pushed many large ships onto the cliffs. The wild seas themselves posed a threat to the village, with each storm eroding a little further than the chalk cliff on which it clung. Fortunately, Robin Hood Bay is now protected by a strong dam.
The oddest structure in Robin Hood’s Bay is undoubtedly Fyling Hall Pigsty, which was built in 1880 in classic style for his pigs by Fyling Hall’s Squire Barry, despite the fact that the porch pillars are wooden rather than marble. Barry’s two favourite pigs would have plenty of room and a stunning view of the bay.
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