Whitby in Yorkshire dates back in time to the days of Captain Cook with its medieval port, bays and breathtaking East Cliff. Voted The Best Shoreline Resort back in 2008, it is an excellent self catering holiday destination.
Positioned on the east heritage coastline of England surrounded by Scarborough and Middlesborough, the coastline stretches for twenty six miles.
With its large seaport area, housing different types of colourful boats for pleasure cruises and daily fishing trips, it’s a paradise for boat lovers. Also not to be missed is the scaled replica of Captain Cook’s famous ship, Endeavour.
Why Rent a Holiday Cottage in Whitby?
The famous 199 steps go down to this historic village, with its narrow cobbled streets, housing a broad range of gift and craft shops, maritime memorabilia, tea rooms, seafood restaurants and inns.
Many of our Whitby holiday cottages are positioned on or very near to the seafront, offering up some spectacular sea views across the North Sea.Film crews can be often spotted in Silver Street, in the heart of Whitby, as this is where the filming of the well-known television show ‘Heartbeat’ takes place.Holiday cottages are a popular choice for film crews when on a shoot, and there’s a chance that someone famous has stayed in the same Whitby holiday home as you!
Exploring Whitby’s Attractions During your Holiday Stay
Relax and enjoy this heritage coastline, play golf overlooking the sea. Hop on a pleasure cruiser for a wonderful trip along this rugged coastline or join one of the port’s daily angling trips.
Some of Whitby’s outstanding coastline can be found tucked beneath the cliffs near the seaport, making it the perfect spot for families to enjoy the weather and relax and build sandcastles.
Walk to the seafront on the West cliffs and further along to Sandsend, another seafront ideal for surfing or explore the Cleveland walk. The standing remains of Whitby St Hilda’s Abbey, founded in the seventh century, stand proudly on East cliff, overlooking this lovely seaport village.
Visit the captain Cooks museum, where he served his apprenticeship or maybe the Whitby museum or art gallery. The Dracula experience, where it is said that Bram Stoker’s legendary book, Dracula, was based on the local parish churchyard.
The nearby Robin Hood bay is a good place to visit with its narrow, steep street with tourist shops and cafes, renowned for its association with smugglers, view the rugged coastline whilst sitting in the seafront inn.
Scarborough’s resort is ideal for a day trip for the younger family, just a short trip down the coastline to this seafront resort with appealing facilities. For cycle enthusiasts, join the Whitby to Scarborough off-road cycle route for 20 miles.
The Yorkshire Moors railway also departs from Whitby; you will be stepping back in time on this splendid steam train, travelling between small Yorkshire villages.Take a day out to the Roman city of York, visit York minster or the Jorvic centre. Alternatively, this City has a huge range of shops with an open-air market and a good selection of restaurants and cafes.
Places To Rent A Holiday Cottage in Whitby
Robin Hoods Bay set below the cliff tops, walk through the narrow, steep twisted streets and cobbled alleyways, famous for the smuggling trade in the 18th Century, always.Take note of your holiday cottage’s exact location as you can quite easily get lost in this picturesque fishing village!
Scarborough can offer the ideal seaside cottage holiday venue for all ages; it has a North and South bay, holiday cottages can be found at both bays, overlooking the sea and within proximity to the town centre.The friendly seaside resort of Filey, bustling with tradition, with 5 miles of sandy beaches, can offer a peaceful, relaxing holiday cottage break, rich in history with a variety of marine life and seabirds.