Scarborough also has a Robin Hood legend. On one of his adventures he joined the small fishing fleet, but turned out to be a useless fisherman, as he forgot to bait the hooks.
While they were out at sea the fleet was attacked by a French warship and Robin came in to his own, boarding the ship and fighting through to the French hoard of gold, which he shared with the poor fishermen.
The town also has some old traditional festivals including ringing of the pancake bells and shrove Tuesday skipping. The bells ring to start the festivities, and the skipping competitions are held on the shore during the day.