29 March 2016

Trip to Saltburn

Saltburn is one of my favourite seaside places and not too far from where I live.  We went at the beginning of March and it was freezing!  We walked along the path at the top of the valley gardens (none of the flowers were out) and stopped at the viewing area where I took a few photos of the wildlife.  Deciding it was far too cold to walk any further, we strolled back to the town and had lunch in a lovely little cafĂ© called Virgo’s.

Saltburn is a little seaside town in North Yorkshire just a few miles from Middlesbrough and is filled with Victorian charm and smuggler legends. The pier is the last one remaining on the North East coast, with only around 50 pleasure piers surviving in the country. The famous cliff lift has also been attracting tourists for years. The valley gardens are home to a mini railway, a tearoom and stunning Italian gardens.

The coastline from Whitby to Saltburn is famed for its smuggler folklore. Remote coastal communities were ideal for smugglers as it was easy for contraband to pass from house to house with no risk of detection. Saltburn was once a haven for smugglers with its huge cliffs and coves. 

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