UK seaside town dubbed ‘best in the world’ is ‘just like going back in time’

A 'quaint' UK seaside town has been dubbed 'the best in the world' as visitors say going there feels like 'going back in time'.

Robin Hood's Bay on the Yorkshire Coast, near Whitby, was named by experts at Skips & Bins as one of the four best spots in the UK for a staycation.

And the lingering effects of the pandemic is seeing more and more Brits are shunning a holiday abroad for a staycation in the UK.

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Robin Hood's Bay was named alongside Tenby, South Wales; Port Isaac in Cornwall and Windermere in the Lake District as top stay at home holiday spots.

And one Yorkshire Live reporter decided to go see what all the fuss was about. Megan Banner wrote in our sister title: "Being ranked one of the best staycation spots in the UK I just had to head out there to see for myself, and wow do I agree.

"I don't think there is a seaside town on the Yorkshire coast, or perhaps the whole of the UK, that is as charming and idyllic as Robin Hood's Bay. The fact it remains untouched just adds to its quaint beauty."

Despite the fact the town itself is fairly small there is still plenty of shops, cafes and places to enjoy a drink or ice cream and Megan noted the fact that it is not as busy as Whitby and Scarborough.

"But most of all I loved it because it isn't commercialised, there are no big chains overpowering the town and it almost reminds you of how the world once was, boasting independent stores," she added.

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Taking to the streets, Megan spoke to people in the town. One couple, who did not want to be named, said: “We’re actually staying in Whitby, we're just here for the day but we were just saying how beautiful it is."

Pat and Peter have been visiting since they were children, Pat, now retired, said: "Its the best place in the world, we've been coming here since I was a child, it's really great place to be. I grew up with it and it’s sentimental, it’s gorgeous."

Peter added: "It’s out of the way Robin Hood's Bay and it reminds me of what life used to be back in time."

"We always come into Robin Hood's Bay rather than going to Whitby because it’s quieter. It is lovely," said a woman called Angela.

Her partner John added: "We park up at the caravan park and don’t have to leave, we go out to the bay and it’s lovely, we see all sorts."

Another tourist, Steven Welter, had been visiting from Colorado, USA while taking part in the coast-to-coast. He said: "It’s a very nice town it’s quaint, the shops and all the nooks and crannies are nice."

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