Local Attractions

Whitby as a seaside resort holds much enjoyment for everyone!

Its skyline is dominated by the ruins of St Hildas Abbey on the East Cliff, the 199 steps lead down into the old town from the Abbey where you will find yourself on cobbled streets with an array of unique shops selling local crafts and the famous Whitby jet jewellery.

Whitby harbour has a rare mix of the old and the new with traditional cobles, modern trawlers, leisure craft and cargo vessels all using the port.

Coastal fishing villages such as Robin Hood’s and Runswick Bay, lie just north and south of Whitby, both are worth a visit.

The surrounding countryside takes in TV’s Heartbeat set in the lovely village of Goathland and even the famous Harry Potter Hogwarts station on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway at Grosmont both accessible by steam train!

If you like walking the Esk valley and coastal walks will give you stunning scenery and an abundance of flora and fauna

Further inland you will find the market towns of Pickering, Malton, Helmsley and Guisborough within easy reach by car.

Also visitor attractions such as Castle Howard, Flamingo Land Fun Park, Eden Camp, Hull’s The Deep, not to mention the wonderful delights of York City with the famous Minster.