Maritime Yorkshire coast gem Whitby nestles on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and once visited, you're sure to return again and again to this stunning harbour town. Historic explorer Captain Cook was apprenticed here in Whitby and you can find out more at the Captain Cook Museum, housed within the Quaker shipowner John Walker's house where Cook lived.
Whitby today retains that unique Gothic atmosphere that Bram Stoker captured in his novel Dracula which was inspired by his time spent here. Don't miss a tour of the fun family Dracula Experience or for that more authentic Gothic experience head up the 199 steps from the town centre to the cliff top ruins of Whitby Abbey, with origins back to 657AD.
Join one of a choice of Whitby walks and ghost tours and enjoy a wonderful selection of real ale inns, harbourside cafes and craft shops in the town centre, including the world famous and unique Whitby Jet Jewellery shops. Visit Whitby during one of its fantastic festivals which include two famous Whitby Goth Music Festivals, a Regatta and folk week annually.
Head off out along the cliff top coastline from Whitby Abbey towards Robin Hood's Bay or hop aboard a scenic steam railway ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway running into the heart of the park direct from Whitby centre. Perfect for family holidays, coastal walking weekends, romantic getaways and ideal for the specialist shopper connoisseur, come and discover beautiful harbour town Whitby for yourself. Search and book Whitby accommodation now!