We know Yorkshire’s villages are the most idyllic places in the UK, and so do you guys, but it seems the secret is out as this charming seaside fishing village has been ranked as one of the prettiest places in the UK in a recent survey.
A survey looked at factors such as how many times places featured in UK’s prettiest places’, local National Trust sites, how many google images as well as the number of Instagram hashtags used. Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire Coast snook in the list at 4th place, whilst Castle Combe in Wiltshire took the gold.
160 places across the UK were looked at in a survey by Welsh cottage company FBM Holidays. Robin Hood’s Bay was in good company with Portmeirion in North Wales and Beaulieu in Hampshire in the top spots.
But what makes Robin Hood one of the UK’s prettiest villages to visit? Could it be its sandy beach with rock pools and beautiful views? Or maybe it’s the vibrant villages cobbled streets that are steeped in history. The answer is, it’s a combination of them all, with its heritage coastal walks with views of over the red-roofed fishing village it’s hard to beat.
After you’ve finished exploring you can head to one of its wide range of cafes, bars and small shops that make it ideal for exploring.
Shannon Keary of FBM Holidays said: “We’re so proud to have such stunning towns and villages right here in the UK. Whilst cities are so often highlighted for their Instagrammability, it’s been a pleasure to shine a light on some of the smaller locations which are just breathtakingly beautiful.
“This research has certainly given us plenty of inspiration for our 2021/2022 travel plans and we hope that many others will be equally as eager to get out and see these spots in real life!”