Whitby tourist guide 2018

We’ve been working hard to put together a jam packed Whitby tourist guide so that you can make the most of your trip and not miss anything that our cosy seaside town has to offer.

>> Check out the free Whitby tourist guide here <<

Want a hard copy? You’ll be able to pick one up from various locations* around the town.

Image of Whitby harbour

If you’re looking to find out more about things to do in Whitby, you don’t need to look further than these pages. We’ve brought together details of all the best attractions near Whitby and in the town itself with a handy map to help you find your way around – you wouldn’t want to get lost after dark with Dracula hanging around!

Here’s a small taster of the things you’ll find inside your 2018 Whitby tourist guide:

Things to see in Whitby:

There are lots of great things to see in Whitby, and our guide details them all, but here are three that you won’t want to miss:

  1. The Abbey

No trip to Whitby would be complete without taking the challenge up the 199 steps to reach the abbey. Look out for bats as you climb!

  1. Whitby in the time of Cook

New for 2018, the Captain Cook museum has a very special exhibition detailing the Whitby that Cook would have known. This year marks the 250th anniversary of Cook’s first voyage, so this exhibit is not to be missed.

  1. Whitby museum

Want to learn more about Whitby’s heritage and history? Then come along to the Whitby museum to take a look at their diverse displays that tell the story of Whitby’s past.

Image of Whitby beach by Mike Kipling

Image of Whitby beach by Mike Kipling Photography

Things to see near Whitby

Whitby is a great seaside town, but while you’re here you might want to head out and get a feel for other local places and learn what North Yorkshire has to offer. The Whitby tourist guide is full of great things to see near Whitby that you can check out. These include:

  1. North Yorkshire Railway

Explore the amazing scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors in style by booking your seat on the North Yorkshire Railway. Visit the ‘celebrity station’ of Goathland that you’ll recognise as the original Hogsmeade Station from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, as well as part of Aidensfield in 90s drama Heartbeat. Every passenger on the line contributes to the preservation of one of the UK’s most historic railways, so make sure you book your seat!

  1. Eden camp

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of World War Two, on the Home Front and Front Line, all set in the buildings and grounds of an original Prisoner of War camp.

  1. Robin Hood’s Bay and Ravenscar

Linked by beach, cliff or railway, make sure you explore of Robin Hood’s Bay and Ravenscar. Learn how smugglers brought brandy and other contraband into the bay and find out more about the old Roman Signal Station at Ravenscar.

Image of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Eating out in Whitby

You’re spoiled for choice when eating out in Whitby because there are so many superb restaurants, cafés, tearooms, pubs and inns to choose from! Your guide is full of suggestions of place you can eat and we’ve got even more listed online. Keep your eyes – and noses! – open for all the delicacies Whitby has to offer.

Whitby shops

There are lots of independent Whitby shops that you can browse in spread out across the town and the guide points you towards some of the best loved. Make sure you visit the world famous Whitby Glass shop and pick up your very own Lucky Duck and help them celebrate 60 years in business.

The 2018 Whitby tourist guide will give you all the information you need to make the most of your visit, so make sure you grab a copy around town or download it today to start planning your trip.

> View the 2018 Whitby tourist guide here <<


*You can find a copy of the 2018 Whitby tourist guide in many of the attractions, hotels, caravan and camping holiday parks, holiday cottages, B&Bs and guest houses, cafes, restaurants and shops around Whitby in and surrounding bay villages. You’ll can also find a copy at: North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Esk Valley Railway, Whitby Railway Station, North York Moors National Park centre at Danby, and in the Easingwold Tourist Information centre.


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