Your Personal Town Guide
North Yorkshire
Statithes now lies on the Yorkshire/Teesside border and is a picturesque fishing village. Although it grew as a fishing port, alum has been (and continues to be) mined around here - it used in industries ranging from paper making to healthcare products. A rail line used to bridge the valley at the top of the village. It's most celebrated citizen is James Cook who became an apprentice haberdasher here, before leaving to learn the art of seacraft at Whitby. It also attracts artists - follo wing in the footsteps of the collectible "Staithes Group" a loose group of artists who painted in the area between 1900 and 1920. Visitors can only walk to and from the village up a very steep hill!


1,500 (resident)
Must See
Harbour, Captain Cook's Cottage
Captain Cook Museum & Staithes Heritage Centre
Captain Cook Museum & Staithes Heritage Centre
High Street, Staithes TS13 5BQ

Full size replica street of Staithes in the mid 18th century. History of the village, mining, fishing cobles, etc.

Admission: £
Open: Daily 10:00am-5:00pm (winter weekends only).
Tel: 01947 841454

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RNLI Lifeboat Station
RNLI Lifeboat Station
Cowbar, Staithes TS13 5BY

Home to a 24ft Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat. RNLI shop.

Admission: Free (please leave donation)
Open: Daily 10:00am-4:00pm.
Tel: 01947 840587

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Sea Fishing Trips
Sea Fishing Trips
Fisherhead, Robin Hood's Bay YO22

Fishing trips from the harbour on "All my Sons" by Sean.

Cost: £
Bookings during season
Tel: 01947 840278

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Market Day
Small number independent
Tourist Info Centre
Information Centre, Car Park, Staithes TS13 5AD
Near To
Direct Access
Bus. Car park.
1hr Village Walk
Most people just head down the hill to the beach and return the same way - but there is a maze of alleys and viewpoints to discover. You'll also find a route back up the hill that is a lot less strenuous!
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Nightgown Parade / RNLI Weekend
Nightgown Parade / RNLI Weekend

Usually the third weekend in August. Friday night there is a Nightgown Parade led by a marching band. Stalls, events, duck race, raft races in the harbour and evening fireworks display.

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