Out and About in Whitby

On your visit to Whitby you’ll find a seaside town in North Yorkshire, split by the River Esk. On the East Cliff, overlooking the North Sea, the ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for “Dracula”. Nearby is the Church of St. Mary, reached by The 199 steps. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum, in the house where Cook once lived, displays paintings and maps. West of town is West Cliff Beach, lined with beach huts. Whitby is famed for its Fish & Chips, Blue Flag Beaches and annual Goth Festivals. This is what makes a visit to Whitby a must.

What's on in Whitby - from shows at the pavillion to secial week long events. Folk Week, Goth Weekend
What’s On
Whitby Abbey - ancient ruin. lots of history
Whitby Abbey
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) goes from Pickering to Whitby.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Bram Stoker wrote Dracula based on parts of Whitby, the Abbey, Church Yard and harbour
Dracula in Whitby
Whitby Museum - lots of local history
Whitby Museum
Whitby was once famed for it's whaling industry. Fising then took over
Whaling in Whitby
Cinder Path - from Whitby to Scarborough. Ideal for walking and cycling
Cinder Track
Whitby Jet, Queen Victoria wore this
Whitby Jet
St Mary's Church, Whitby
St. Mary’s Church
Whitby forms part of the long Cleveland Way hiking route
Cleveland Way
Captain Cook, Set sail from Whitby
Captain Cook
Walks and Trails