Nestled by the mouth of the River Esk to the north of Scarborough on English North East coast, the picturesque little fishing town of Whitby calls itself home to fascinating ruins, a stunning beach and cosy cottages dotted throughout itself. Whitby is suited to those who enjoy fascinating culture, a great day out by the sea with the family and those who simply want to escape it all and relax. Those interested in culture will be excited by the prospect of visiting Whitby Abbey. Located on a cliff, dominating the skyline of the town, the ruins of Whitby Abbey have history dating back to over 1,000 years and are said to be inspiration
for Bram Stoker's Dracula, who fictionally arrived from Transylvania over the sea and climbed the famous 199 Steps and resided to the abbey. Despite this being a work of fiction, these landmarks are reality: Scale the picturesque 199 steps and take in some breathtaking views of this cosy fishing village in all its glory beside the sea. Whitby also features its famous Whitby Beach, which is a haven for families with its long stretching sandy surface and wide promenade. Take your dog for a walk, build a sand castle with the kids and experience a traditional English sea side town by finding your dream Whitby cottage with Holidu!
Walking enthusiasts will be drawn to Whitby with its stunning surrounding landscapes, catering for great walks in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Experience this national park on foot with many fantastic trails available to discover this area of England for yourself: Discover parts of the 37 mile long Esk River valley trail located not far away from Whitby at all – gorges, possibilities for fishing alongside many other possibilities await you here! After a great walk or a day out on the beach,
why not refresh yourself and visit a cosy local pub or inn and gain a literal taste for Whitby – rejoice in the sunshine with a locally sourced ale and some traditional fish and chips with mushy peas! To experience Whitby at its best, it is recommendable to visit in summer months: Temperatures generally stay at a comfortably warm temperature with regular sunshine. With fantastic cottages and holiday lettings available with Holidu, there has never been a better time to visit Whitby!
1. Railway enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that the famous heritage North Yorkshire Moors Railway has history with and stops in Whitby. Experience how rail travel throughout the UK once was – with many steam trains with romantic carriages operating on this route including the legendary Flying Scotsman, this is a truly unique opportunity to take advantage of!
2. If you are intrigued by Goth culture, by all means visit Whitby when its famous Goth Weekend Festival takes place. This unique festival takes place twice a year and is a haven for many, “goths” from all over the country, featuring many busking and music performances.
3. To discover more about Whitby's ghostly legacy, take an iconic Whitby Walk and discover the town from a different angle. Available tours include the famous, “Ghost Walk” as well as the, “Town Heritage Walk” from an enthusiastic local guide. There is no need to make a booking – to attend the tour, just show up at stated areas on time!
4. One of Whitby's hidden gems is Whitby Museum. If the sun happens to not be shining, visit this fascinating museum including artefacts and exhibitions from the ancient world as well as the legacy of Whitby itself: Fossils, animals who have undergone taxidermy, artefacts from ships alongside a fascinating range of other exhibitions, making this museum a must see!
5. To discover a large part of Whitby up close in a day, take a Bus Tour and view the town from an open top bus. Purchasing a ticket means you can hop on and hop off as many times as you want in a day with buses taking you around the main attractions and sites!
There is a lot more to Whitby than what meets the eye – hidden by and around cosy houses, stunning ruins and a magnificent view from the beach to the sea, Whitby is a haven for those interested in culture with its many fascinating museums, keen walkers with fantastic trails located nearby in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and railway enthusiasts with access to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway!
To discover this picturesque seaside town for yourself, choose a cosy cottage or a fantastic holiday letting with the assistance of Holidu's user friendly search function and decide on how many rooms your accommodation should have, access to a TV, internet access, child and pet friendly facilities amongst many others. Book online today!