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Staithes stands test of time for prettiness.

STAITHES has been named one of the country's most attractive seaside villages.

The pretty fishing village, steeped in history, was included in a list of 19 destinations by The Telegraph.

The travel section of the newspaper described the spot as one of the area's hidden gems.

It mentioned links to Teesside explorer Captain Cook who lived there as a young man and the village's artistic heritage which is celebrated with an annual festival as reasons for inclusion on the list of 'Britain's most beautiful seaside villages'.

Eighteen other coastal spots made the list published by the newspaper which also included the likes of Polperro, in Cornwall, and Portmeirion, in Wales.

Staithes is packed with cottages and winding streets accessed by a steep bank down into the village which once boasted a large fishing fleet.

Traditions have remained a strong part of life there with a fisherman's choir and the classic 'Staithes bonnets' once worn by womenfolk are still made.

It is also a popular base for walkers keen to explore the cliff top paths and families enjoying the beach.

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Title Annotation:News; Teasers
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 14, 2019
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