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Discover Whitby

Discover Whitby

Things to do

Tucked within a valley along the beautiful coastline of the Yorkshire Moors National Park, Whitby is an enchanting seaside jewel of God’s Own Country.

Stunning scenery, maritime heritage, renowned culinary delights – whether its fish & chips atop the 199 Steps or strolls through the ruins of Whitby Abbey whilst you gaze out to sea, discover for yourself what Whitby is famous for, by exploring all the magical and Unmissable Things to See here.

On a break with your pooch? This wonderful harbour town is a dog friendly haven, and there are plenty of Dog-Friendly Walks Around Whitby for you both to enjoy. With the Moors on your doorstep, there’s no excuse not to immerse yourself in the magnificence of this wild and wonderful landscape.

Whitby played a key part in the creation of one the most iconic Gothic novels in cultural history, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Why not retrace the footsteps of the count, by Unearthing Dracula’s Whitby? His ghoulish literary legacy lives on in the town’s famous annual festivities. Get to Grips with Whitby Goth Weekend, and prepare for a trip to remember. If you’re looking for a stylish souvenir of your break, our Guide to Whitby Jet will give you the lowdown on picking out trinkets made of this iconic local gemstone.

Places to eat and drink

Second only to the importance of a proper brew, good grub is, quite rightly, a very serious business in Yorkshire. So, when every lad and lass’s first choice location for the region’s best sea food is Whitby, you know you’re in for something really special. Find out where to find Whitby’s tastiest fish and chips . Your taste buds can thank us later!

Not only that – you’ll also find the freshest, tastiest, locally-made Yorkshire treats in Whitby’s Top Restaurants and Cafes, to be washed down with a glass of something delicious at one of the Perfect Pubs in Whitby .

Where to stay

With so much to experience, you’ll love our carefully handpicked selection of Cottages in Whitby.

Choose from characterful fishermen’s cottages, elegant Georgian townhouses, quaint Victorian terraces, stone-built farmhouses, historical conversions, quirky shepherd’s huts– the list is endless! Browse luxury properties for a trip with extra indulgence, hot tub cottages for a relaxing soak, large properties for getaways with the whole family, and dog-friendly cottages for breaks with four-legged friends.

Fancy balcony views across the harbour to the romantic ruins of Whitby Abbey? Or waking up to the beautiful sights and sounds of the crashing North Sea waves? With our unrivalled range of handpicked Whitby properties, we’ve got it covered.

Getting Here

By Car:
From the North: drive along the A19 to Middlesbrough, then take the A171 via Guisborough to Whitby.
From the South: drive from York to Malton along the A64, then take the A169 via Pickering to Whitby.

By Rail:
Via Middlesbrough, along the Esk Valley Railway. Alternatively, travel along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering.

By Bus:
From Leeds and York, bus number 840 (Yorkshire Coastliner).
From Scarborough and Middlesbrough, bus numbers 93, X93, X5, 5, 5A.
Alternatively, the volunteer-led Moorsbus runs from May to September across the North York Moors National Park.

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