www.VisitWhitby.com is produced for Whitby by people who love Whitby
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 and edged by a spectacular coastline with the highest cliffs in England, this area is one of striking beauty and character. Breathe deep, feel free and relax. With stunning scenery and quaint towns and villages, as well as history and tradition, superb local food and world-famous festivals, this is a truly captivating place.
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 Hood's 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