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 would have been as the centre was so badly signposted I missed it after driving round Lincoln twice. I would need to know my way round Lincoln to be able to find it.....not nreally the point of TICs! - Peggy
With it's long sandy beaches, fossil filled cliffs, national park moorland, ancient monuments, beautiful hills and valleys, and all steeped in history, everywhere, Whitby makes an ideal family holiday destination.
There's something for everyone. Good surfing, and bathing in the sea at Whitby, Sandsend and Staithes. Some nice sandstone outcrops offer reasonable rock climbing. A disused railway and nearby national forest offer excellent locations for cycling, mountain biking, and orienteering. Excellent fishing is available in the sea and rivers. Walking and hiking to all of these venues is also highly recommended and for the more sedate traveler, the entire area is wonderful to drive around, with fantastic views round most bends of most roads.
For the younger visitor Whitby offers excellent night-life with many outstanding and very popular pubs. If you're a bit of a food lover, then Whitby has many establishments that will appeal to your palette, serving food from your classic traditionally smoked kipper and fish and chips, to fantastic five star cuisine. During the summer there are many exciting events which will be of interest to the family with young children. The "Whitby Regatta", for example, offers three days of amusements, parades, fairground rides and even the red arrows.
Whatever the weather, whatever the season, there's always something to see or do. Jess