Staithes is an idyllic fishing village sandwiched between the dramatic cliffs of North Yorkshire’s cragged coast. The town is a muddle of quirky cottages and winding streets that lead down to a dramatic sheltered harbour. In a word (or two) it’s simply stunning.
Saltburn sits quite prettily between the rugged and imposing beauty of Huntcliff to the South and the sprawling industrial landscape of Teesside to the north. On the day we went the wind coming in off the north sea was biting and the waves were raging. The perfect weather to blow any festive cobwebs away.