The town centre itself is but a five minute walk away and is a lively place with a good range of shops, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Being a fishing town on the North Yorkshire coast, it’s no surprise that fresh fish is still landed here and served in the local restaurants and fish and chip shops. The nearby coastal resort of Saltburn by the Sea is only a short drive away and it is just the place for a great day out for all the family. Saltburn is a fine Victorian seaside town and you can enjoy a ride down the recently restored cliff lift (dating back to 1884) to reach the famous Saltburn Pier, which is the most Northerly surviving British pier. With a wonderful sandy beach, Saltburn offers the whole range of seaside activities, including safe swimming, sea fishing off the pier and first class surfing (surfing gear can be hired from the surf shop just by the pier) and refreshment is available at the seaside cafes and the Old Ship Inn. If you want to travel slightly further, there is the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum at Skinninggrove and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway ay Grosmont. The coastal resorts of Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes are full of character and charm and are all definitely worth a day out. However, your visit to North Yorkshire would not be complete without a trip to the historic town of Whitby and its famous Abbey and the old town of cobbled streets, quaint gift shops and tearooms and legendary fish and chip shops... not to mention its most famous fictional visitor - Dracula!