Some visit Whitby simply to experience a slice of Victorian seaside splendour, where the long-golden beach is best experienced with an ice cream cone in hand and afternoon tea is still served in the quaint teahouses. Others come to visit the ruins of Whitby Abbey ,which inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula, or Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

If sightseeing isn't your thing, how about hitting the surf to practise your pop up, saddling up to go horse riding along the beach or chartering a yacht and skipper for a day out on the ocean?

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Where & what to eat in Whitby

  • 10 Places Where Locals Love to Eat in Whitby

    Whitby is a quaint fishing port on Yorkshire's blustery east coast, so it's not surprising that seafood features heavily on many restaurant menus. The town is famous for its award-winning fish and chips, made with locally caught cod and haddock. Traditional beachside cafés are plentiful in Whitby, where you can feast on cream teas, indulgent slices of cake and dozens of...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Whitby

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Whitby

    The best places to go shopping in Whitby offer everything from ancient jewellery and fossils to vintage clothing and craft beer. Renowned across North Yorkshire for its antique jet gemstone industry, narrow streets and scenic harbour, this coastal community makes for an amazing shopping trip. With Whitby featuring storied connections to famed explorer Captain James Cook and the iconic Count Dracula...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Whitby

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Whitby

    Things to do after dinner in Whitby can be a bit difficult to find at first. The seaside town in Yorkshire is likely best known for its maritime history and connections to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The town’s historic abbey ruins, as well as the nearby cemetery, are said to have both provided Bram Stoker with inspiration for his grisly tale...

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