Whitby Tourist Information
Welcome to Visit Whitby, a site which offers tourist information about one of North Yorkshire's finest coastal towns. Our aim is to assist in holiday planning and help visitors to make the most of their time there. The focus is mainly on Whitby Town, but there's also details of accommodation and visitor attractions in and around the Whitby area.
Whitby is a coastal town and civil parish, situated on the North Yorkshire coast. Like many other resorts on the English coastline, the town of Whitby relies on both fishing and tourism.
Whitby town and countryside
Despite its popularity with sun-seekers, the town maintains a distinct charm, with its narrow medieval streets and picturesque harbour.Some of the main attractions include St Hilda's Abbey, The Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the famous 199 steps.
Whitby's River Esk setting and close proximity to the North York Moors National Park, also provides visitors with wonderful oppportunities for exploring a countryside and coast of profound natural beauty. It is a land of windswept cliffs, cosy country pubs and inspiring landscapes.
Browsing Visit Whitby.com
Visit Whitby provides detailed information about the town's history, tourist attractions and activities. There's also details of notable resturants and pubs in the local area. Follow the pictures and links below to navigate the site and found out just why Whitby is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the United Kingdom.
Our 'About' section includes an insight into the fascinating history of Whitby which features famous characters like Captain James Cook and Bram Stoker's Dracula. There's also an account of modern-day Whitby and the distinctive features that make it such a special place. For more information about Whitby and other holiday locations see http://www.cottages-to-rent.co.uk
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Accommodation in Whitby - Information about some of the best Whitby cottages, hotels, B&Bs and pubs to stay at during your time in the town. Summaries, pricing Information and grading are included with links to each establishments' website where possible.
Attractions in Whitby - Top visitor attractions such as Whitby Abbey and the Captain Cook Memorial Museum are featured here, together with details of major festivals and events. There's also a section describing places worth seeing around Whitby, such as Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes.
Restaurants in Whitby - It's also worth checking out our sections on pubs and restaurants, which list some of the best establishments in the Whitby area. They include the famous fish anb chip restaurant, Trenchers and the ever-popular Black Horse Inn on Church Street.
Pubs in Whitby - Whitby town and the surrounding area offers a wide selection of pubs to choose from, including the Black Horse, one of the oldest drinking establishment in Whitby. This section features some of the better pubs with summaries and information about their ales, food and service.
Getting around Whitby - Our travel section includes details of how to get to Whitby. There's also information about how best to get around the town and surrounding area, in order to make the most of a Whitby holiday. Details of buses, trains and taxi services are also included.