Whitby

Whitby, North Yorkshire

A Historic Fishing Port and a Holiday Haven for Walkers, Foodies and Families

Whitby is a historic fishing port on the North Yorkshire coast. Situated at the mouth of the River Esk, between rugged cliffs, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Whitby has a rich history of fishing - and is still home to a small fleet. Whitby also has connections with famous explorers. Captain James Cook set sail from Whitby on his voyages of discovery.

The town also has literary links, Whitby was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. It was also a popular hoilday desination for Lewis Carroll.

Today Whitby is a bustling town - full of wonderful independent shops, cafes and bars. There's a fantastic array of holiday accommodation available locally. There are many attractions and activities available in the area. These include sandy beaches, cliff-top walks, the North York Moors and the Steam Railway.

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Whitby, the Jewel of the Yorkshire Coast

Whitby is a town filled with ancient history. From the windswept cliff-tops and coastal paths, to the majestic Abbey which stands proudly on the East Cliff. Whitby's fishing and boat-building past is still evident today, the harbour a hive of maritime activity.

Wander the cobbled streets, explore the cosy courtyards. You won't be short of options when you're in need of rest and refreshment. Whitby is a town which epitomises good old Yorkshire hospitality. Whatever your culinary preference, Whitby really does offer something for everyone, from fish & chips to fine dining.

Whitby's independent businesses will keep even the most discerning shopper occupied for hours. And as far as activities and attractions go, Whitby has all you could wish for. From our wonderful Pannett Park and sandy beach, to museums, galleries, theatre, cinema and a whole raft of experiences you won't find anywhere else.

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Whitby Abbey
There's so much to see and do in Whitby, you'll never be short of options - whatever the weather! From visiting the majestic abbey, or wandering the cobbled streets, you'll be amazed at what Whitby offers.
- Jack Barber
Surfer
Whether you're looking for places to eat or exciting outdoor activities, Whitby has it all! The sandy beach stretches for miles and there's so much choice when it comes to places to eat and drink.
- Esgrid Sikahall

Whitby's Fantastic Food & Drink

Home to fine dining, cafes and of course - fish and chips!

Travel & Transport

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Holiday Cottages

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Things to Do

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