Whitby, North Yorkshire

Location

Whitby is ideally located for walking and visiting local towns and resorts in the vicinity. The 13th Century historic abbey ruins on the cliff top overlook the town and harbour. There are excellent wine bars, traditional ancient public houses and of course amusements for the children.

Twin piers protrude from the harbour and after restoration work both can now be accessed. You can go fishing from the piers, or Boat fishing from the harbour by private charter.

Why not venture along the Cliff top beyond the Abbey to Saltwick Bay, where you can get a bite to eat drink and perhaps go winkling. Grosmont is only a short drive away and welcomes you with a Steam Railway heading to Pickering, a journey through beautiful countryside. Sometimes lunch is served on board on Sundays. There are also occasional Steam engines departing from Whitby in the summer months and a Santas Special during the Christmas period.

The historic city of York with a McArthur Glen designer outlet is only about an hour away on the outskirts of York. Robin Hoods Bay Scarborough is  just a short drive south. Heartbeat country, Goathland, is approx. 20 minutes drive away.

Eight miles to the North is Runswick Bay, a relatively unknown beautiful tranquil place and excellent for walkers as it forms part of the Cleveland Way.

Dining

There are some wonderful eating houses around Whitby: Harry's Wine Bar on the Harbour side is very good, while further afield 1 mile out on the moors road heading towards Middlesbrough is The Stables which serves excellent food.

Not forgetting The Magpie, Whitby's famous Fish & Chip restaurant just a 2 minute walk away and the latest Wetherspoons is great for breakfast or a good quality cheaper meal with the usual top branded drinks at knock down prices.

Visit the Discover Yorkshire coast website for very good information regarding Whitby and the surrounding area.