Things to see and do - Whitby
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Whitby Travel guide
Whitby : Michelin's recommendations
At the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby was once a ship-building and whaling centre, and is now a fishing port and seaside resort. The town is divided into a rather modern west side, and an east side steeped in history and overlooked by its ruined abbey. The great explorer Captain James Cook served his seafaring apprenticeship here. Vampire enthusiasts may be interested to know that the first few chapters of Dracula by Bram Stoker are set in Whitby.
Tourist attractions Whitby : Things to see and do
Abbey Lane GB - Whitby YO22 4JT
Founded in 657 by St Hilda, known via the writings of Bede the Venerable, this mixed monastery is supposedly built on the site of a Roman lookout post. In this abbey, the Whitby Synod of 664 took place, which adopted the Roman method of dating Easter..
Grape Lane GB - Whitby YO22 4BA
This late 17C house, where James Cook worked as an apprentice for the shipowner John Walker, is now a museum devoted to him. The rooms are furnished in the 18C style and, during your visit, you will see letters, documents and various objects about th..
West Cliff GB - Whitby YO21 3HT
A staircase of 199 steps leads from the town to this romanesque church that shares the clifftop with the abbey. Several changes made under the Stuarts and during the Georgian period have created a charming mixture of white galleries, stalls and colum..
West Cliff GB - Whitby YO21 3HA
Overlooking Whitby Harbour, The Royal Hotel is situated opposite the famous Whalebone Arch in the West Cliff area of Whitby. With breath-taking views of Whitby Abbey, the property offers a bar and a restaurant. The rooms include a TV, work desk, and..
1 Skinner Street GB - Whitby YO21 3AH
The Resolution Hotel offers en suite accommodation in the very heart of Whitby. The hotel has its own restaurant and 3 bars, and free Wi-Fi is available in all public spaces. Each room is traditionally decorated with modern touches and comes with a ..
12 North Promenade GB - Whitby YO21 3JX
The Seacliffe guest house provides 4-star guest accommodation overlooking the beach and harbour entrance. The centre of Whitby is a 15-minute stroll away along the seafront and the wild hiking country of the North York Moors National Park is a short ..
13 Bridge St GB - Whitby YO22 4BG
Established eatery near the quay. Lively bistro atmosphere downstairs and a more formal room above. Menus feature grills and local seafood: blackboards name the skipper and his daily catch; the mussels are particularly good.
GB - Egton YO21 1TZ
Family-run, late 19C inn on the edge of the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors. Menu offers a real taste of Yorkshire with fresh, hearty dishes like lamb's kidneys, local steak, Whitby scampi and game from within 2 miles.
1 Bagdale GB - Whitby YO21 1QL
East Row GB - Sandsend YO21 3SU
Personally run Regency house close to the beach, with a lovely front terrace and elegant dining room. Basement bar overlooks the kitchens and doubles as a breakfast room. Menus offer unfussy dishes of sustainable wild fish from local waters. Smart be..
Goldsborough GB - Goldsborough YO21 3RX
Former village pub with a homely, cottagey style, set in tiny coastal hamlet. Constantly evolving menu features local produce and unfussy cooking, with an emphasis on fresh fish and seafood.
Sandsend Rd GB - Whitby YO21 3ST