With the North York Moors one one side and a truly spectacular coastline with the highest cliffs in England on the other, Whitby is a town like no other in an area beauty and character. There are quaint towns and villages, history and tradition, superb local food and world-famous festivals.
Visit Whitby visitor information.
Whitby Beach offers something for all holiday-makers – paddling, swimming, rock-pools and spectacular vistas all around. But there are also wonderful sandy beaches all along the Yorkshire coast. Look out for Robin Hood’s Bay – a picturesque fishing village just a few miles along the coast, or Runswick Bay.
RNLI Whitby Museum, 500 metres
The Victorian double boathouse holds an amazing collection of paintings, photographs and medals from shipwrecks and rescues.
Whitby Open Top Bus Tour, 500 metres
A great sightseeing tour of the historic town centre and harbour – amazing views and fascinating facts.
Pannett Park, 0.5 mile
Pannett Park forms a picturesque landscape in the centre of Whitby. Enjoy the walks, the Pannett Art Gallery and Whitby Museum, amazing panoramic views of Whitby town and Whitby Abbey.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, 0.5 mile
The museum is in the 17th-century house on Whitby’s harbourside where James Cook lived as a young apprentice, before embarking on his epic journey of discovery. The museum hosts a large collection of pieces relating to Captain Cook, including his own letters, which describe some of the events he witnessed on his first voyage.
Whitby Museum, 0.5 mile
Known as the 'Museum of Treasures', Whitby Museum and Art Gallery is in the wonderfully maintained gardens of Pannett Park in the centre of Whitby.
Whitby Abbey, 1 mile
Best known as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Whitby Abbey is a former Christian monastery and Benedictine Abbey, which now stands in ruin on the cliffs overlooking Whitby and the Northern Sea.
Whitby Golf Club, 1.5 mile
This 72-hole course is ideal type for all levels of golfers, as it is neither too long or difficult, but you need to be accurate on all holes to avoid some of the more interesting hazards up near the clifftops just a mile from the centre of town. Visitors welcome.
Farsyde Riding Centre, 8 miles
Excellent horse-riding facilities for all ages and abilities, from novice riders through to the fully experienced rider. Capable riders can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Coastline, the North York Moors, local forestry and countryside, including a scenic former railway track to Scarborough, where you’ll have views of Scarborough Castle and, on a clear day, Flamborough Head.
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, 14 miles
Why not start your day out at the Centre on the banks of the River Esk, where you can find out about the many activities, walks, cycle paths, villages, pubs and historic visitor attractions and landscapes that make the North York Moors National Park.