Travel guide to… Whitby

08 November 2022 by Rachel Wilson

Travel guide to… Whitby

Whitby is a famous seaside town located on the coast of North Yorkshire. It sits at the mouth of the River Esk and has a strong maritime and tourist heritage which makes it the  perfect place for families to explore. Even Bram Stoker thought Whitby was a relaxing place to stay.

Where to eat and drink

Its location makes it one of the most famous places to get some of the best fish and chips in the UK. There are a plethora of 'chippys' to choose from, but locals will tell you that Trenchers of Whitby is the must visit chip shop. It was established in 1980 and has cemented itself as the traditional favourite in the town. The Magpie Cafe is a strong contender for the top spot too, so either one will satisfy you with the best chippy tea.

Where to sleep

Golden Lion Apartments are located smack bang in the centre of Whitby on New Quay road. It has luxury amenities with a modern feel. B&Beside the Seaside B&B is located a stone's throw from Upgang Beach. Its sea themed rooms are homely and there's a generous cooked breakfast included too. 

Where to shop

There are loads of gift and trinket shops in Whitby selling all sorts from local crafts to antiques and collectables. Whitby Galleries on Church Street is a lovely little shop selling a variety of pictures and canvases and you might even spot some of our Whitby related products in there.

What to do

Start your day with a stroll along the expansive Whitby Beach followed by a climb up the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey. Don't worry - benches have been strategically placed to give your legs a rest en route! The views from the top are stunning looking out across the entire town and beaches. After all that exercise lunch is in order, followed by an afternoon at the Dracula Experience.

Don't forget to check out our online shop for Whitby souvenirs, available here.

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