Whitby

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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 Esplanade Hotel
The Esplanade Hotel
3 out of 5
2 The Esplanade, Whitby, England, YO21 3HH
The price is £85 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping and a bar/lounge. Our guests praise the convenient parking in their reviews. Popular attractions Whitby Abbey and Whitby ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (771 reviews)
Ideal location
"It was an ideal booking for our families requirements, we had 2 adjacent famiy rooms, which was good. It is ideally located for access to both West Cliff and the harbour. The only 'down side' we had was the lack of catering and nowhere locally to get breakfast."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2022

The Esplanade Hotel
Penny Hedge, Whitby by Marston's Inns
Penny Hedge, Whitby by Marston's Inns
4 out of 5
Stainsacre Lane, Whitby, England, YO22 4NL
The price is £122 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly inn in Whitby. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (262 reviews)
Great
"Really happy with the room and service from the staff"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2022

Penny Hedge, Whitby by Marston's Inns
Raithwaite Sandsend
Raithwaite Sandsend
4 out of 5
Sandsend Road, North Yorkshire, Whitby, England, YO21 3ST
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £126 per night from 11 Sep to 12 Sep
Stay at this 4-star luxury hotel in Whitby. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (922 reviews)
"Just had a lovely two night break at Raithwaite Sandsend. Lovely grounds, very friendly staff, excellent room in The Hide, quality breakfast - there was a cigarette stub on one of the walkways dropped by an ignorant guest - otherwise absolutely perfect !!"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2022

Raithwaite Sandsend
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Whitby Bridge Luxury Apartments
Whitby Bridge Luxury Apartments
3.5 out of 5
1A Grape Lane, Whitby, England, YO22 4BA
The price is £228 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Whitby. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bedrooms and tour or ticket assistance. Popular attractions Whitby Abbey and Whitby Harbour are ...
3.8/5 Good! (4 reviews)
"The property was central so very convenient to everything."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2021

Whitby Bridge Luxury Apartments
No.3 Sandside
No.3 Sandside
4 out of 5
3 Sandside, Whitby, England, YO22 4DN
Stay at this 4-star holiday home in Whitby. Enjoy free WiFi, a patio and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Whitby Abbey and Whitby Harbour are located nearby. ...
No.3 Sandside
11 Church Street
11 Church Street
3.5 out of 5
Whitby, England
Stay at this 3.5-star golf apartment in Whitby. Enjoy free WiFi, a kitchen and 2 bedrooms. Popular attractions Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Lovely
"This house had everything we needed, there was spare of everything everything. We managed to get free street parking every day."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2021

11 Church Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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