Jewel In The Yorkshire Coast Crown

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Whitby is a delightful blend of historic charm, stunning views, modern attractions and facilities, an ideal resort to get away from the rigours of 21st century living, or use as a base to explore the fascinating countryside around it.Nestling on the Yorkshire coast, Whitby boasts sandy beaches, an attractive bustling harbour and marina all under the watchful eye of Whitby Abbey on the east cliff and Captain Cook on the West Cliff.

The town has many literary links, Bramstoker was inspired by the views when he wrote Dracula, Lewis Caroll created the walrus and carpenter in Alice in Wonderland after staying in the town, and most recently the North Yorkshire Moors Railway was used in J K Rowlings Harry Potter film “The Philosophers Stone” where Goathland Railway station was used as Hogsmead Station. Also “The constable on the moors” books were based around the area and were transformed into the “Heartbeat” series. More recently Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear have used Whitby as a scenic backdrop and highlighted the best fish and chips…IN THE WORLD!

The town has retained its character over the years and added to it with stylish cafes, restaurants and bars, alongside a wonderful mix of shops, many unique to Whitby, to suit all tastes. No visit to Whitby is complete without a visit to one of our famous fish and chip cafes. And of course Whitby is just minutes away from the stunning North York Moors which offer some of the most beautiful and unspoilt landscape in the country to explore with small un spoilt hamlets to discover, along with areas of outstanding natural beauty for serious walking or mountain biking.

Whitby is a forward-looking resort with something for everyone – holidaymakers, mariners, walkers and explorers alike.