Hanover Cottage is ideally located for accessing Whitby's amenities
and local transport links. In a residential area on Prospect Hill it is
surrounded by Victorian town houses and detached houses. It is only
a short walk to Pannett Park where you will find a museum and
fantastic adventure playground with a maritime theme. The beach,
harbourside, shops, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants are a 5-minute
walk away. Public transport is easily accessible with 2 bus stops
located within 10 metres of the house and the train station is just
down the hill.
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 of years. It is a
popular destination for families as there are plenty of activities
and places to visit in Whitby and the beautiful surrounding area.
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 and a huge whale jawbone, 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.
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 and the City of York is just over an hours journey. Inland the villages of Danby, Goathland, Castleton, Lealholm and Egton Bridge provide the finest scenery. The North Yorkshire Moors offers excellent walking and cycling.