Redcar is a charming seaside town located in the Tees Valley, North Yorkshire. With the quintessential character of the British seaside, Redcar boasts over eight miles of sandy beach, fascinating museums and galleries, shopping esplanades and a vibrant nightlife, not to mention more than its fair share of top quality hotels and guest houses. There's something here for all tastes and budgets, whether you are looking for a romantic seafront getaway for two or affordable, family-friendly accommodation.
Great Attractions within Easy Reach of Redcar Hotels and Guesthouses
The town was once just a sleepy fishing village. Then, with the opening of the Middlesbrough to Redcar Railway in 1846, Redcar grew to become a hugely popular Victorian seaside resort. Traces of this Victorian heritage are still evident throughout the town in the form of various charming listed buildings, such as the clock tower (built in memorial to King Edward VII). Redcar's other notable buildings include the Grade II Listed Zetland Lifeboat Museum and the Former Coatham Hotel, once home to a happening jazz venue in the 1960s and '70s, the Redcar Jazz Club.
To this day Redcar remains a popular tourist destination, boasting many top attractions, including a handful of museums. One of the most popular museums in the region is the Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Heritage Centre, where you can learn all about the world's oldest lifeboat, the Zetland, which was built in 1802 and has saved countless lives over the years. Kirkleatham Museum is another top tourist attraction, boasting a varied collection that includes Saxon finds, social heritage, and maritime artefacts. Free to visit, the Kirkleatham Museum should be top of your list of places to go if you're staying in any nearby Redcar hotels or guesthouses.
While in Redcar's museums you encounter a fascinating heritage, walk around the town today and you'll find lots of exciting things to do, see and discover. Much of the action is to be found along the esplanade, including shops and amusement arcades. Redcar also boasts a very long beach, stretching from South Gare to Saltburn, a popular surfing spot. At night, Redcar remains a lively place to be, with many bars, nightclubs, and restaurants clustered around the High Street.
Getting around from Redcar Hotels and Guesthouses
Getting around Redcar is very easy, with three railways stations including Redcar Central, which is located in the heart of town. Redcar is easily reached from nearby towns such as Middlesbrough or Guisborough, either by bus or by car, and is well-served by the A1805 and A1042 roads.
Top Hotels and Guesthouses in Redcar
As you would expect from such a popular seafront destination, Redcar has many high-quality hotels and guesthouses, a number of which are located near to the beach. These include the three-star Edwardian House Bed & Breakfast, located on the High Street, and the four-star Springdale House, which is located in Nelson Terrace; both are just a few miles from top local attractions like the Zetland Lifeboat Museum. Many more hotels and guesthouses can be found in nearby towns, such as four-star Macdonald Gisborough Hall, a magnificent hotel set in a desirable rural location.