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Tel code: 01947 | code search
Postcode: YO21 | code search
Population: 14000
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Whitby History
Birthplace of:
Storm Jameson William Scoresby William Bateson
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Food Legends:
Whitby Lemon Buns
Yorkshire Brack
Hauntings and Ghosts:
The Barghest
Folk Customs:
Bainbridge Horn Ceremony
Goathland Plough Stots
Ripon Hornblower
Scarborough Skipping Day

Whitby Events

Moor and Coast Festival
Whitby Shanty Weekend

Blessing of the Boats

Heaviest Gooseberry Show
Whitby Folk Week

Festival on the Moor
Whitby Pirate Day

Captain Cook Festival

Latest reviews

Bosun's Cottage at The Old Smoke House
"Our family have just returned from a 4 night stay at 'Bosuns' cottage at the old smoke house. The cottage is brilliant and met all of our needs, ages ranging ..." More

Flask Inn
"we arrived to a friendly welcome and thought all looked good there was a theme night-Chinese not bad but for the price of £25 was over priced for what you got ..." More

Flask Inn
"Well worth a visit if only for food and drinks,this is a first class Inn well managed friendly staff,nothing is to much trouble,the chef is excellent. Norma & Frank Tomlin ..." More

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"I would just like to say how fantastic the service for finding accommodation via the TIC's in Hexham and Whitby is. I don't know what the service by Lincoln TIC ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Whitby | 10 Places to Stay

The ancient seaport of Whitby is situated on the North East Coast and is perhaps one of the most beautiful and picturesque natural harbours of North Yorkshire. Whitby is divided by the River Esk and united by the horizontal swing bridge. Dominating the East Side, and perched high on the cliff top, is Whitby Abbey, founded in 657 AD, and now an English Heritage Site, with adjacent visitors centre. 199 steps lead down the cliff side to the bustling cobbled street called Church Street. The East side of Whitby has a number of ancient streets and a lively market place. Here, there are numerous gift shops and cafes, and the famous Whitby Jet shops. Whitby’s West cliff is dominated by hotels, guest houses and tourist attractions. There is an outdoor paddling pool, a news skateboarding area, pitch and putt, crazy golf and bumper boats. The large West Cliff Beach has approximately 2 miles of sand and in the summer months there are life guards in attendance. Deckchairs and windbreaks are available to hire from the slipway near the west pier. It is a lovely stretch of beach, where families can play, paddle, bathe , swim, collect shells, play ballgames, build sandcastles and fly kites, just to mention a few activities.. Donkey rides are a favourite with the children. Dogs are restricted from the 1st May to the 30th September. When using the beaches it is wise to take notice of the tide tables especially when walking along to Sandsend as the tides reach the cliffs and there is a danger of being cut off. The beach can also be accessed from the West cliff down long zigzag paths or, in the season , there is a cliff lift, first opened in 1931, which is available from the end of April to the end of September. Along Whitby harbour there are a number of pleasure craft ready to take visitors for a trip out to sea including a replica of Captain Cook’s ship The Endeavour, an old Lifeboat, a jet speedboat and a number of larger craft with facilities for drinking and dining. The Railway Station has a link with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with regular steam trains. The town’s Pannett Park houses Whitby museum and art gallery, a picturesque floral clock and new children’s play area. In fact, Whitby has something for everyone! Courtesy of Wonderful Whitby


Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Dracula Experience
Inspired by … Gallery
Mary Ann Hepworth (Boat Trip)
Montage Studio Gallery
Moors Centre
Museum of Victorian Science
Robin Hoods Bay Beach
Ruswarp Pleasure Boats
West Cliff Beach
Wheeldale Moor Roman Road (EH)
Whitby Abbey
Whitby Lifeboat Museum (RNLI)
Whitby Museum


Europa Private Hotel *book online*
Flask Inn *book online*


Hooks House Farm
La Rosa
Ladycross Plantation Caravan Park

Rigg Farm Caravan Park
York House Caravan Park

Care Home

Endeavour House
Hawkesgarth Lodge


Bickley Cottage
Bosun's Cottage at The Old Smoke House
Captain Cooks Haven
Captain's Cottage at The Old Smoke House
Dalby Cottage
Dales Holiday Cottages
Harwood Cottage
Haven Cottage at Whitby Escapes
Langdale Cottage
Manor Farm
Manor Hall
Sharrowhead Cottage
Shoreline Cottages
South Haven
Swing Bridge View
The Manor House

The Observatory at Mariner's House
Wykeham Cottage


Dental Practice
Dental Surgery

Estate Agent

Bairstow Eves North East Ltd
Edward G Astin & Associates
Jacksons Property Service
Whitney's Estate Agents

Golf Club

Whitby Golf Club

Holiday Park

Captain Cooks Haven
Whitby Holiday Park


Duke of Wellington Inn
Flask Inn
Inn on the moor

Pub and Bar

Black Swan
Board Inn
Duke of Wellington Inn
Flask Inn
Fox & Hounds

Hare and Hounds
Little Angel Inn
Magpie Cafe
Pier Inn
The Granby
White Horse & Griffin


Alessi's Restaurant
Estbek House
Fox & Hounds
Gatsby's Restaurant
Hare and Hounds
Magpie Cafe
North Beach

Passage To India
Raven Hall Hotel
The Granby
Vintner Restaurant
Whitby Catch


Fyling Hall School


Bosun's Cottage at The Old Smoke House
Captain Cooks Haven
Captain's Cottage at The Old Smoke House
Danby & Liverton Estate
Discovery Accomodation
Elizabeth House Apartments
Escape Cottage at Whitby Escapes
Port Light at Mariner's House
Sandpiper House
Shoreline Cottages
Swing Bridge View

Viking Lodge


Colin Brown & Kidson
Lofthouse Mark Solicitors


Abbey Taxis
Chiltern Taxis
Harrisons Taxis Ltd
Hutton Taxis
Whitby Taxis


Beck Veterinary Practice

Sports Clubs

Whitby Friendship (Rowing)
Whitby Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)


Holmans Book Shop
The Whitby Bookshop
House Of Flowers
Poets Cottage Shrub Nursery
Victoria Farm Garden Centre Ltd
Bank House Farm
Mustard Seed Good Food Shop
Red Chard Grill Rooms

North East Outdoor
Holmans Bookshop
Raynor Ltd
R Spanton Ltd
Poachers Pocket
North East Outdoor
Botham of Whitby
Penny Hedge Gallery
Forge Gallery
The Grosmont Gallery
Montage Studio Gallery
M Pybus Fine Arts
Hermitage Gallery
Esk House Arts
Turnstone Gallery
Low Gill Beck Farm
Bank House Farm
Pasture Cottage Organics
Passage To India
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Hallmark Cards


Harbour Antiques
Botany Bay Antiques


Ruswarp Pleasure Boats(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Whitby Coastal Cruises Ltd(Boat Trips and Cruises)

Places to Stay near Whitby

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Resolution Hotel (0.04 miles)

Resolution Hotel
Whitby's newest hotel development, with 21 tastefully decorated rooms in our listed building The Resolution Hotel provides excellent customer service and is definitely the place to stay when visiting the historic town of Whitby. The hotel ... More | visit website
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Discovery and Starfish Accommodation (0.06 miles)

Discovery and Starfish Accommodation

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This contemporary accommodation in the heart of Whitby has a quiet location close to the beach, shops, restaurants and the harbour. Enjoy the additional space in a modern stylish suite ... More

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Joben Guest House (0.11 miles)

Joben Guest House

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Joben is a small, family-run Bed and Breakfast with a charming decor and an inviting atmosphere. A simple 5 minute walk takes you to the bustling heart of the town ... More

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Port Light at Mariner's House (0.11 miles)

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Once the grand Georgian home of one of Whitby's fishing fleet captains, this handsome stone built mansion has recently been converted into luxuriously appointed apartments. Designed to ... More

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Jameson House (0.12 miles)

Jameson House
Jameson House is a small family-run business, offering a charming and luxurious place to stay - the perfect destination for a romantic break. The property is a beautiful Grade II listed building, steeped in Whitby's ... More | visit website
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Lavinia House (0.13 miles)

Lavinia House

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Lavinia House was built in the 1850's and whilst retaining the character and features of the original dwelling, it offers quality and spacious accommodation in a well modernised guest ... More

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The Full English Guest House (0.13 miles)

The Full English Guest House

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Friendly family run business. Comfortable ensuite rooms with hospitality trays in all rooms. Wonderful, cooked full English breakfast. We are members of the "Deliciously Yorkshire Breakfast Scheme". Good central position. ... More

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Elizabeth House Apartments (0.13 miles)

Elizabeth House Apartments
Just moments from the beaches, harbour and town centre, Elizabeth House is a substantial Victorian terraced building, housing four spacious, comfortable and stylish apartments for the visitor who demands that extra special something from a ... More | visit website
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Sandpiper House (0.13 miles)

Sandpiper House

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Centrally located Sandpiper offers both ensuite rooms and larger apartments. We pride ourselves in looking after our guests ,offering them value for money accomodation in the centre of Whitby.
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Sandpiper Guest House (0.13 miles)

Sandpiper Guest House
Built in the 1880s, this elegant Victorian house is perfectly located to access the many delights Whitby and the surrounding areas have to offer. At Sandpiper House you will find everything you would expect from ... More | visit website

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