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Want to find out why this area is so loved by visitors and residents alike? Browse these pages to discover the jewel in the crown of the Yorkshire coast. Encircled by the wild North York Moors, edged by a spectacular coastline with the highest cliffs in England, this area has always been a world apart. Breathe deep, feel free and relax. Do you want beautiful scenery and quaint towns and villages? …plus history and tradition, superb local food and world-famous festivals? …or simply want to get away from it all? - then this is the place for you.
Whitby town is an ancient and beautiful sea port, surrounded by the magnificent countryside of the North York Moors National Park. Explore the Heritage Coast, to discover quaint fishing villages such as Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay clinging to the steep cliffs to the north and south of Whitby. Moving inland, the breathtaking moorland vistas surrounding our upland villages, such as Goathland, Danby and Castleton, contrast with the gentler, more pastoral setting of the villages on the banks of the River Esk, such as Lealholm and Egton Bridge. With all this and so much more, be warned – you may decide to stay for ever.
“When it comes to a bit of classy charm, Whitby blows all of Northern England’s coastal resorts out of the water”
Lonely Planet Guide, 2007
“Whitby voted the country’s BEST DAY OUT”
Daily Mail, 2008
“Whitby voted FIRST of Top 50 Best British Holidays”
“Best Seaside Resort in the UK”
Holiday Which, 2006