Exploring Staithes

We could not have picked a more perfect base for our Yorkshire explorations than the sleepy, quaint and utterly gorgeous village of Staithes. It was a lucky coincidence the cottage that most suited our (last minute) needs happened to be here. Staithes was never on my radar of places to visit, I’m glad we inadvertently stumbled upon it.

Our days in Yorkshire were spent out and about in the local area. Our evenings were spent strolling around Staithes, exploring its many delightful nooks and crannies, finding a plethora of tiny alleys and watching spectacular sunsets over the sea.

The bottom floor of the museum has anything and everything associated with Staithes. The top floor is all about Captain Cook. No order to it all really, there are newspaper articles, china ornaments, turtle shells and more – some might call it a collection of junk, we find it intriguing. We mooched around and I had to drag Husband out. Not everyone’s cup of tea but he could have stayed all day. No photos unfortunately – plenty of signs inside requesting this in no uncertain terms.

Staithes has the grand total of two pubs. We dined in each of them on two different evenings. Both serve a similar menu, both were very busy – you need to get there early to snag a table and both stop serving food at 8.30 ish. The Royal George was our first Staithes dining experience – scampi and chips with mushy peas (huge portions) went down very well. The Cod and Lobster on our last evening was also good – we couldn’t resist the scampi and chips there either – too good the first time, here it also impressed.

A simple, quiet, sleepy but altogether gorgeous little village. We fell head over heels in love with Staithes.

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