Whitby is a pretty town, full of narrow cobbled streets and historical
references, so there are plenty of sights to visit within walking distance of
the cottage. If you’d like to explore further, we’re surrounded by stunning
countryside and many other tourist attractions. See below for details.
In Whitby
Whitby Abbey
The remains of this monastic site dominate
the East Cliff of the town. It’s well worth climb-
ing the infamous 199 steps up to St Marys
Church and the Abbey, where the views
over Whitby are outstanding. This is one of
England's most important archaeological sites
and is documented in a new interactive visitor
centre on the site.
Whitby Abbey YO22 4JT Tel 01947 603568

Whitby Sands beach
The wide sandy beach below the town’s
west Cliff extends to almost a mile in length.
It makes a lovely walk off season, or a great
bucket and spade destination for families
during the summer.

The Dracula Experience
Bram Stoker wrote Dracula whilst staying
in Whitby and it’s easy to see his inspiration
in the town’s dramatic coastline and gothic
abbey ruins. The Dracula Experience is just
one of the many tourist attractions which
celebrate the towns' literary connections and
is a terrifying walk through show for children
and adults alike.
9 Marine Parade, Whitby
Tel 01947 601 601923

Whitby Marina / HMS Endeavour
Still a busy fishing port, the harbour buzzes
with fishing boats and pleasure craft. You
can even board a scaled down recreation of
Captain Cooks sailing ship; The Endeavour
for a pleasure trip out to sea.
Bark Endeavour, Whitby Harbour, Fish Quay
Tel 01723 364100

Sutcliffe Gallery
A gallery documenting the work of Frank
Sutcliffe, the prolific photographer who
worked in the town in the late 19th century.
Whitby was his central subject matter and
the prints are a reminder of the town and its
people as they once were. You can also buy
copies of the prints to take home.
1 Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BA
Tel 01947 602239

Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Situated in the 17th century house on
Whitby’s harbour where the young James
Cook lodged as apprentice, this museum
provides a fascinating insight into the
explorer's life.
Grape Lane, Whitby, YO22 4BA
Tel 01947 601900

The Lifeboat Museum
Found in the old boathouse which was used
by the RNLI until 1957, this museum contains
an abundance of libeboat material.
Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU
Tel 01947 602001

Whitby Pavilion and Theatre
This recently refurbished Victorian theatre has
commanding views across the bay and offers
a diverse mix of music, theatre and events.
West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN
Tel 01947 604855

Whitby Museum,
Art Gallery and Pannett Park

An old fashioned museum, full of curiosities
and set in the Park’s ornamental gardens.
Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE
Tel 01947 602908 

Further afield
North York Moors
Over 550 square miles of rolling countryside,
the North York Moors are a beautiful area of
Britain and only a short drive or scenic rail
journey from the cottage. Great for walking
in any season.

Coastal villages
You can cycle, drive or even walk between
a number of picturesque seaside villages
from the cottage. Staithes, Runswick Bay
and Sandsend are to the North of Whitby, and
Robin Hoods Bay can be found to the South.
All are charming fishing villages with lovely
beaches which are well worth the journey.

Castle Howard
Situated just outside Malton, about 30 miles
from the cottage, is this grand 18th century
stately home and manicured grounds. The
building is still home to the Howard family
and offers a refined day out with great tea
and cake in their award winning cafe.
Tel 01653 648444

About 20 miles away, this is the nearest big
resort to Whitby and has all the usual seaside
attractions you’d expect. We’d recommend the
Sea Life centre,
Scarborough Castle
or The Stephen Joseph Theatre.

This is a ancient walled city roughly 50
miles from Whitby. The cobbled streets and
impressive Minster make this a popular tourist
destination, good for boutique shopping and
sightseeing. There are a wealth of museums
and attractions here. We’d recommend the
JORVIK Viking Centre and the National
Railway Museum

Flamingo Land Park and Zoo
Children will love this theme park, situated
between Malton and Pickering. It combines
roller coasters, water rides and similar with
a zoo and animal farm.
Tel 0870 7528000

Heartbeat Country Tours
The pretty village of Goathland just West
of Whitby, has become famous since being
used as the setting for ITV’s Heartbeat series.
The North York Moors Railway stops at the
station here and can be boarded at Whitby.
Alternatively, there are coach trips that run
from Whitby during the summer months.