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Whitby

Travel Guide
Whitby

Whitby is a small seaside town located on the North Yorkshire coast, between Scarborough and Redcar in the North East of England.

There is a variety of accommodation types to choose from when visiting Whitby, with seaside bed & breakfasts and hotels along the seaside attracting many visitors throughout the year.

One of the main historical attractions of Whitby is the stunning St. Hilda’s Abbey, which is perched on the edge of a clifftop overlooking the town itself. The abbey was built in the 7th Century and was home to the first known English poet before being left to ruins. However, it’s still an impressive heritage site to check out. Near the abbey you will also find one hundred and ninety-nine steps cut in to the cliff-face. The area is also known for its association with Bram Stoker and the story of Dracula.

Much of Whitby’s status has come from its importance as a sea port. One of Whitby’s attractions is a scaled replica of Captain Cook’s ship, the Endeavour. It is possible to enjoy a trip on the ship during the warmer months when the weather is calm.

Boat lovers and visitors in general will enjoy a stroll around the extensive harbour area, admiring the many different types of craft at their berths, or even availing themselves of a pleasure cruise or chartered fishing trip. The harbour itself is a great place to wander around with many quaint gift shops to explore. Depending on how successful the village fishing fleet has been that day, a fish market might be set up at Whitby harbour where the catch of the day is auctioned to merchants, making for a great spectacle for all to see.

When in Whitby take the opportunity to explore the rest of North Yorkshire with a day trip to York. The National Railway Museum in York is a great place to visit, with a wonderful collection of trains, carriages and railway memorabilia on display throughout. To make the most of your visit to the museum you will need at least half a day to explore it fully.

Take the whole family and explore the world famous Jorvik Viking Centre in York, arguably the UK’s most popular tourist attractions. One of the most famous and astounding discoveries in recent archaeological times, this truly ground breaking exhibition allows you to not only experience Viking life in York, but also gives you the chance to meet a ‘Viking’.

Take a trip outside of York and visit Rievaulx Abbey, a real place of serenity. Spend an afternoon wondering around the site and allow yourself to imagine what life may have been like when the abbey was up and running many years ago.

The Wilson Arms
The Wilson Arms
3 out of 5
Beacon Way, Sneaton, Whitby, England
The price is £100 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
Situated in Whitby, this inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of North York Moors National Park, Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey. Whitby Pavilion is 3.1 mi (5 km) away. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (232 reviews)
"Perfect"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2021

The Wilson Arms
The Black Horse Inn
The Black Horse Inn
3 out of 5
91 Church Street, Whitby, England
Situated in Whitby, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Captain Cook Memorial Museum and Whitby Abbey. Whitby Harbour and Whitby Pavilion are also within 15 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (84 reviews)
"I didn't like the some off the staff they weren't very accommodating.The room was really nice and clean."

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2021

The Black Horse Inn
The Beaches Guest House
The Beaches Guest House
2 out of 5
12 Crescent Avenue, Whitby, England
Situated in Whitby, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Pannett Park, Whitby Pavilion and Whitby Beach. Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (177 reviews)
"Room lovely and clean with a fabulous view"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021

The Beaches Guest House
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Spa House Retreat
Spa House Retreat
3.5 out of 5
Flat 1, 6 Havelock Place, Whitby, England
Situated in Whitby, this eco-friendly apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Whitby Beach and Whitby Pavilion. Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey are also ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Fantastic flat. Only downside was finding a parking place but that’s not the owners fault !"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2021

Spa House Retreat
Cha Cha's Cottage
Cha Cha's Cottage
3.5 out of 5
34 Resolution Close Captain Cooks Haven, Larpool Lane, Whitby, England
Situated in Whitby, this cottage is within 2 miles (3 km) of Whitby Museum, North York Moors National Park and Whitby Abbey. Whitby Pavilion and Whitby Harbour ...
Cha Cha's Cottage
Sleepers
Sleepers
3.5 out of 5
15 Railway Cottages Waterstead Lane, Whitby, England
Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Whitby Museum, Whitby Harbour and Whitby Beach. Whitby Abbey and Whitby Pavilion are also within ...
Sleepers
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