Whitby is one of the top seaside destinations in the UK. Set on North Yorkshire's picturesque coastline it offers something for everyone when it comes to a relaxing break by the sea.
With the famous Abbey and 199 Steps, the Whalebone Arch, the cobbled streets of the old town, Whitby isn't short of beauty spots. The fantastic sandy beach stretches North for 2 miles to Sandsend, one of the area's many wonderful coastal villages.
As well as it's wonderful features, Whitby also offers a huge selection of pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes serving all kinds of cuisines to all tastes and pockets.
Popular tourist attractions include rides on Whitby's Open Top Bus, The North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the coastal cruises setting out regularly from the harbour.
Whitby's Town Park (Pannett Park) has recently undergone an extensive renovation, making it a wonderful situation for relaxing, picnicking and playing.
This stretch of the North Yorkshire coast is populated with a number of picturesque seaside villages, each offering beautiful beaches and wonderful scenery. Within just a few minutes drive are locations such as Robin Hood's Bay, Sandsend, Staithes and Runswick Bay.
The River Esk meets the sea at Whitby and it's course is populated with a selection of villages lining the Esk Valley. Perhaps the most famous of which is Goathland, the location of ITV's 'Heartbeat' series and the setting for Hogsmeade Station from the Harry Potter films. The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway runs regularly through the summer months between Whitby and Pickering, a journey the whole family can enjoy.