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Staithes Holiday Cottage: Places to Visit and Things to Do

 

Holiday cottage in Staithes Staithes Gift Shop

The “sell everything” gift shop

If you like to relax at home, the cottage has all the comfort and facilities that you need for complete tranquility and relaxation.  But take a little  time to explore the local shops, cafes and bistros. Staithes has a good selection of seaside gift and toy shops:  the Kessen Bowl ; Emporium;  arts and crafts sales and a village store that ” sells everything!”

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Captain Cook Museum and Heritage Centre

If you want nostalgia and maritime history, just roam the quaint cobbled streets and alleyways or pay a visit to the famous  Captain Cook & Staithes Heritage Centre with its life-size street scene of Staithes life in 1745.  This is a converted chapel in the village Captain Cook actually worked in and has 200 books of  Cook’s life and journeys, Webbers’ original engravings, artefacts and pictures of Staithes.  Find out about Staithes’ smuggling history or marvel at the ancient fishing “cobles” in the harbour. Once one of the major fishing ports of England, Staithes has a Mediterranean feel to it,  with its higgledy piggledy white-washed cottages and views of red pantile roofs.  You’ll find more local maritime history at nearby Whitby.

Staithes cottages. Real Staithes Discovery walks
Fishing trips or “Real Staithes” Discovery Walks
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Cleveland Way National Trail passing through Staithes

 If you enjoy walking, you can explore the famous Cleveland Way with its breathtaking coastal and moorland scenery. This is real walking country in the National Park, and among the miles of coastal and countryside walks,  you’ll easily find great paths, great views, picturesque and interesting villages  and traditional pubs where you can  stop for a break. Guided walks of discovery around “Real  Staithes” are also available.

Holiday cottage in Staithes. Pubs. Eating and drinking
Great fish and chips and fresh seafood at the Cod and Lobster Pub

Eat and drink. There are also some great friendly cafes and bistros on the seafront and in the heart of the village. Try the Cleveland Corner Bistro, a speciality seafood restaurant, or  the pretty tea room on the seafront opposite the beach. You can eat in or out  and there are seats with a sea-view all along the sea wall. Or try Dotty’s Tea Room, next to the Dotty about Vintage shop. The To Dine For service will prepare and deliver superb food for your holiday.There are also several nearby take-away places which deliver to your door. Not to mention the three traditional dog-friendly pubs serving real ales and great food.

Cottage in Staithes. Staithes Art Gallery
Staithes Art Gallery

 Art and artwork: Because of its spectacular scenery and pure light, Staithes has always attracted artists  and an artists’ community is well established in the village. Have a look at some of their artistic offerings in the attractive art galleries in the old village. ‘Staithes is the place to go, there is no-where like it on all the coast for painting’ Thomas Barrett ARENSA, Staithes Group Artist 1848-1924″  Staithes Gallery.

Old Jack’s Boat Sticker trail: You can become a character from Old Jack’s old jack sticker trail Boat in a sticker trail  in Staithes. The trail  guides you through the old fishing village where the programme is filmed. Pick up a leaflet from a café or shop in Staithes and help Old Jack to mend his boat ‘The Rainbow.’ 

Listen to the Kate Bush Sunset song and see pictures of Staithes and artwork from the art studio   And photography of Staithes by Richard Armstrong

 And so much more … this is just a small taster of the many and varied attractions available.  You will find loads more activities in our Information Housebook and the many tourist guides at the cottage. Or see further details of Staithes attractions and Days Out on our website Holiday Cottage Yorkshire Coast

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