Whitby town is an ancient and beautiful sea port with history going as far back as the founding of its famous Abbey in 657 AD, which still dominates the East Cliff headland, with fantastic views overlooking this most popular seaside resort.
Offering something for everyone, there are many attractions that are connected to the town's fascinating past, from the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, where you can learn about the famous explorer's life, to the Dracula Experience, which guides you through the story and its connection to the town.
The town’s harbour today still shelters a large flotilla of fishing and private leisure vessels from which the town originally grew, and from where it's many renowned seafood restaurants still get their catch. No traditional seaside resort would be complete without a good old fashioned Amusement Arcade, and Whitby has several of these down near its impressive pier by the wide expanse of beautiful sandy beach below the town's West Cliff.
Our selected hotel
BAY ROYAL HOTEL
This traditional cliff-top hotel boasts magnificent views overlooking the North Sea and is a short walk from Whitby Harbour.
Bay Royal Hotel
WHITBY REGATTA 3 NIGHTS FROM £129.95
Three nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation at the Clifton/Grand Hotel, Scarborough plus FREE coach transfer to/from Whitby Regatta - avoid the parking fees in Whitby!
FRI 10 AUG - WHITBY REGATTA - Clifton Hotel
FRI 10 AUG - WHITBY REGATTA - Grand Hotel
RNLI Lifeboat Museum
Captain Cook Memorial Museum
North York Moors Railway
The Dracula Experience
Museum of Victorian Science
Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall
Robin Hood's Bay
Staithes Heritage Centre
Saltburn by the Sea
Ruswarp Miniature Railway
Whitby 1 - 3 Dec
York 16 Nov - 22 Dec