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Travelling around Redcar

Travelling around Redcar

Are you thinking about visiting Redcar? Perhaps you already live in this great town but need to get around without the hassle of parking or the expense of petrol? At Arriva we know travel and we know Redcar, so take a few moments and read through our carefully created guide to attractions and travelling in this great town.


Redcar means either ‘place by the red marsh’ from the Old English ‘rēad’ meaning red and Old Scandinavian ‘kjarr’, or the first part of the name could be from the Old English ‘hrēod’, a reed, meaning ‘reedy marshland’, referring to the low-lying site by the sea that Redcar occupies.

Redcar originated as a fishing town in the 14th century, trading with the larger adjacent market town of Coatham.

Until the mid-19th century it was a sub-parish of the parish of Marske-by-the-Sea, mentioned in the Domesday book.