Nestled on the edge of the rugged North Yorkshire Moors National Park the historic costal town of Whitby offers many delights for the discerning visitor. As you approach, the panorama is dominated by the 13th century cliff top ruin of Whitby Abbey, so famous too for its association with Bram Stokers’ Dracula.
During your stay in Whitby you may choose to ascend the 199 steps to the Abbey or wander the cobbled streets below which offer a myriad of unique shops, including those selling the famous Whitby Jet jewellery. Whitby’s attractions are diverse from its wonderful coastal beaches and sea trips to the culture of museums, including Captain Cook and The Whitby Museum in the beautiful setting of Pannett Park. Through out the year Whitby plays host to many special events, see details of these on our Events page.
By night Whitby has a delightful range of restaurants and hostelries for you to sample. From award winning chefs to the legendary Magpie Café, whatever your choice it will not fail to please.
For days out Whitby is ideally placed to enjoy the splendour of the North Yorkshire Moors and its quaint villages. Dramatic coastal villages include Robin Hoods Bay with its smugglers past and the artists haven of Staithes. You may choose to hop aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, now direct from Whitby, to soak up the fabulous scenery as it steams its’ away along the valley to Pickering. A little further afield you will find historic country homes, including Castle Howard of Brideshead Revisited fame and of course the many delights of York.