Staithes: Explore this picturesque fishing village on the Yorkshire Coastline, known for its cobbled streets and colourful cottages. Although its days as a bustling fishing port are over, Staithes thrives as a popular tourist destination. Learn about its rich history as a Viking settlement and its prominence in shellfishing and mineral production. The village attracted artists and painters, and you can still find galleries showcasing their work. Visit the charming independent shops on the high street and don't miss the free museum in the old Methodist Chapel, offering fascinating exhibits about Captain James Cook and the local fisherfolk. Staithes is also a great spot for fossil hunting. End your trip with a visit to Runswick Bay, a nearby hamlet with red-roofed cottages and beautiful coastal walks.