Nestled on the edge of the rugged North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the unspoilt historic coastal 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 famous too for its association with Bram Stokers’ Dracula.
During your stay in Whitby you may choose to climb 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 popularised by Queen Victoria. Whitby’s attractions are diverse from its wonderful beaches and sea trips to the museums, including Captain Cook and Whitby Museum in the beautiful setting of Pannett Park. Throughout the year Whitby plays host to many special events. For details of these please see 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’ way along the valley to Pickering. Stop off in Goathland to explore the famous filming locations of Harry Potter and Heartbeat. 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, Beverley and Harrogate.