Hairy Bobs Cave

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Hairy Bobs Cave: Hairy bob cave is a folly of a house cut into a rock. The main entrance recedes around 1 metre (3 feet) into the rock face.

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Who or why was it built

There are many theories why the cave was created, the most popular is that it was a storage location for a local workman during the construction of nearby Marine Drive at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Though the more poetic story concerns a local salesman called Hairy Bob, by all accounts a justified observation, who went door to door selling sandstone soap in the 1930s. It seems the source of his product was rocks nearby and he used the fake house to store his wares. Though some suggest he used to hide out in the house when his overbearing wife had nagged him to much.

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Road

Coming in on the A165/A170/A64, follow signs to the South Bay. Travelling along the seafront with the amusement arcades on your left, travel straight through the traffic lights and onto Royal Marine Drive. Hairy Bob's Cave is situated on your left, just after the Castle Headland.
Travelling from the A171, follow signs for the North Bay. At the roundabout at Peasholm Park, turn left towards the seafront and follow the road to the right onto Marine Drive. Hairy Bob's Cave is on your left, just before the Castle Headland.

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Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Address: Hairy Bob's Cave, Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PP
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