Whitby is a beautiful seaport located on the
north east coast of England and surrounded
by the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
Famed for its connection to Bram Stokers
Dracula and the explorer Captain James
Cook,Whitby has a long and rich history and
has attracted holidaymakers for hundreds
There are two halves to the town divided by
the River Esk, which runs from the moors
through Whitby to the North Sea. The old
fishing port is positioned on the east side of
the harbour at the mouth of the river and
beneath the cliffs. Wander through a maze
of narrow streets and climb the famous 199
steps leading to the historic Whitby Abbey.
Opposite on the West Cliff is the later
seaside resort developed in Victorian times.
A statue of Captain James Cook can be
found on the West Cliff as well as a huge whalebone arch, which commemorates the town's whaling industry. Below
the West Cliff is a sandy beach stretching 2.5km to the village of Sandsend.
With museums, an array of gift shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants Whitby has much to offer, as does the surrounding area. There are events held throughout the year such as Goth Weekend and music festivals (follow the links to view what's on)
Explore the Heritage Coast, to discover quaint fishing villages such as Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay to the north and south of Whitby. The resorts of Scarborough and Filey are only a short car journey away.
Inland the villages of Danby, Goathland, Castleton, Lealholm and Egton Bridge provide the finest scenery. The North Yorkshire Moors offers excellent walking and cycling.