The busy seaside
town of Whitby is packed with activities and events for all the family to
enjoy. Whether you are looking for the traditional seaside break with
amusements, fish and chips, ice cream, donkey rides and fun on the beach or a
more historical look at the towns past, with its fishing, whaling and sea
The beautiful resort
retains the historic charm that has brought millions of visitors to Whitby for
decades. Walk along the cobblestone streets to Whitby's famous harbour, passing
its rickety old pubs.
In the 1700s the
town became an important whaling port. The two whale bones which form the Cliff
Arch (sixteen foot tall) are a reminder of Whitby's whaling history.
Whitby visitors will
find that Whitby possesses two very different claims to fame.
One of Whitby's
most famous sons is Captain James Cook, the 18th-century explorer who
discovered Australia, began his famous sailing adventures here. If you are
interested in Captain Cook, you can pay a visit to the Captain Cook Memorial
The other is
legendary writer Bram Stoker who first conceived the idea for his classic novel
Dracula, while it Whitby. Here you can follow in his footsteps, on a guided
walk around Victorian Whitby to see how he gained his inspiration for his
classic horror novel.
Whitby is dominated
by the cliff-top ruins of a 13th century Abbey. The Abbey was founded in 657 by
St Hilda, destroyed by Vikings and then rebuilt again in 1077. Perched high on
a cliff, it's easy to see why the haunting remains of Whitby Abbey were inspiration
for Bram Stoker's gothic tale.
historic identity reveals itself at every turn. From admiring the ancient Abbey
to standing beneath the haunting whale bone arch, or from visiting the annual
Goth Weekend to exploring the bustling fish market.
The town also has
continued fame for its reputation as one of the UK’s primary fishing ports and
tourist destinations. It is also the gateway to the magnificent North Yorkshire
Moors, which has some of the most stunning scenery in the UK.
beauty is now enhanced by improvements to the town, with modern stylish bars,
cafes and restaurants, which have all improved the visitor attractions and
atmosphere of Whitby.
If you looking for a
hotel near Whitby, then look no further than Ox Pasture Hall Country
Ox Pasture Hall is
the widely regarded as the best Scarborough hotel and is just a short drive
from Whitby along the A171, which runs parallel to the North Yorkshire
coastline, offering a direct route to the centre of Whitby.
Ox Pasture Hall
offers a choice of hotel breaks and getaways for whatever you require. Click
here to see the special offers available for you next romantic, relaxing or
luxury break on the Yorkshire coast.