One of Yorkshire’s beautiful villages has been named amongst the most picturesque in the world. Only a few villages seperate Cinque Terres in Italy, to the Yorkshire Coast spot that nipped in the top 20 list.
The UK is not known for its sweltering heatwaves, which this summer has proved, but it does offer some picturesque spots that are perfect to visit any time of year.
One of these spots, Staithes, on the Yorkshire Coast, was featured in Faraway Furniture’s most beautiful villages in the world.
The top spot was Cinque Terres, found on the Italian Riviera, but Staithes, the idyllic fishing village located at the towards of the top of the Yorkshire Coast took the 17th spot.
The Southern village of Bibury came in 14th place and is one of located in the quaint Cotswolds’.
It was once on of the largest fishing ports in the UK, but is now mainly used as a seaside destination for weekends away and more.
It’s red roofed cottages that sit in the bay offer up fantastic character and the village is often known as Yorkshire’s own Amalfi Coast. The view from the cliffs above of the cottages and their cobbled paths clinging to the cliffside is something to be seen.
It’s a great base for walkers looking to explore the Cleveland Way National Trail, which is a 109-mile route along the breathtaking Yorkshire Coast.
Walking along the cliffs overlooking the beautiful cliffs overlooking the village as the sunsets is as romantic as it gets. Take in the warm glow of the cottages as their lights flicker on, creating a warm and inviting glow that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
The village is just 10 miles from Whitby, and was once the home of the famous Captain James Cook, and is claimed to be where he first fell in love with the see whilst looking out from Staithes at the North Sea.
It’s also home to one of the world’s narrowest alleys Dog Loup Alley, which is a squeeze at just 18 inches wide. If you’re looking for a fantastic couples getaway, or a spot to go fossil hunting on the beach with kids this is for you.
Staithes have a fantastic beach that sits in between the village and Port Mulgrave that’s perfect for fossil hunting, and rock pooling, which is a fantastic day out for families looking to keep their young ones entertained.