Boggle Hole, in National Park, near Whitby. Open daily. Free entry

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The closest car park is Boggle Hole on Bridge Holm Lane. There are also pay and display car parks at the top of Robin Hood's Bay. Please note: there is no access by car down into the old village, and it is a steep walk down... and up! Cars can drive down Cleveland Way, but once at the bottom is it a steep and uneven walk down to Boggle Hole, so not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues. There are public toilets which are wheelchair accessible in nearby Robin Hood's Bay.

Brief Description:

Boggle Hole lies next to Robin Hood's Bay in the North York Moors National Park. In local folklore Boggles were believed to be little people that inhabited many of the caves running along the coast, but it is thought that this natural coastal cave was used by smugglers as somewhere to unload and hide their contraband.

Further Information


Cleveland Way, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4UQ



01439 772700


Opening Hours:

Open daily.


From Whitby via A171 (8.3m). Take Church St and Spital Bridge to Helredale Road/A171. Turn left onto Helredale Road/A171 and continue to follow road for 4.4 miles, Drive to Bridge Holm Lane for 3.1 miles. This will take you to the nearest car park.


From Scarborough via A171 (14.4m), Head northwest on St Thomas St toward North St. At the roundabout continue straight onto N Marine Road/B1364. Turn right onto Columbus Ravine/A165. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Burniston Road/A165 and continue to follow for 2.7 miles. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto High St/A171 and continue to follow for 8.4 miles. Turn right onto Bridge Holm lane and follow for 2.5 miles. This will take you to the nearest car park.

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The nearest rail station is Ruswarp. There is no bus into Boggle Hole and the nearest bus stop is in Fylingthorpe Village Centre approximately 1 mile away. For more travel information go to or call 0871 200 22 33.

Nearby Robin Hood's Bay has a wealth of bed-and-breakfast accommodation, hotels, hostels and campsite. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops and a post office.

Travel Information

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