Travelling around Redcar
Redcar is situated on the East Coast of North Yorkshire. A popular holiday resort in Victorian times, this old fishing port has lost none of its character and charm. With spectacular sandy beaches, beautiful architecture and lots of fun activities, there’s plenty to see and do in this pleasant seaside town.
Redcar is easily accessible by road and rail, and Arriva buses run a number of services in the area, with links to nearby towns, such as Guisborough and Saltburn, as well as regular routes to Whitby and Middlesbrough.
Redcar is a town with a rich, colourful history, whose roots date back to the 14th century, when it began life as a fishing port, trading with the nearby town of Coatham. For many years, it languished in the shadow of its larger neighbour, which had held a market and a fair since the middle of the 13th century. But all that changed in 1846, when an extension to the Stockton and Darlington Railway brought day-trippers flooding into the town. The tourist boom continued throughout the Victorian era and the trains brought industry too, including a thriving steelworks, which remained at the heart of the town’s economy for more than a hundred years. Today, Redcar remains a popular tourist destination, attracting thousands of visitors every year.