Whitby is a popular seaside town, located in the northeast of England in North Yorkshire. The village of Goathland is just 6 miles away.
The town centre is full of old cobbled streets, picturesque harbourside houses, seafood restaurants and an array of unique shops filled with crafts, curios, and antiques. The town is dominated by the clifftop ruined Abbey. At the local museum you can discover the life story of Captain James Cook. Inland from Whitby, the North York Moors National Park is perfect for walking or touring.
Stay in the heart of the town centre and all of the town’s shops and restaurants are just a short walk away, as is the beach. Most charming b&b's and guest houses are family run, many of them are set in a traditional Victorian house. Hearty, full English breakfasts are served in the morning. Accommodation with breakfast or self catering houses for fishing and near angling party boats.
Main railway station ?
Regular trains arrive in Whitby coming from Middlesbrough. Trains, operated by Northern Rail, follow the route of the picturesque Esk Valley.
Another option is to take the steam train service from Pickering across the North Yorkshire Moors National Park to Grosmont. It's a fabulous journey across the moors on these restored steam trains. Grosmont and Pickering stations were used as locations for the production of some of the Harry Potter movies.
Alternatively you can town by coach. You can use the Coastliner service from Scarborough town centre, Bridlington, Leeds West Yorkshire, York city center, Malton etc. From Middlesbrough in the North you can use either the X56 or 93 bus services to Whitby.
Location - Where is
Where is Whitby ?
This seaside resort town is located on the northeast coast of England, in the county of North Yorkshire.
- Scarborough Seafront -- 17 miles
- York City Centre -- 47 miles
- Darlington Town Centre -- 47 miles
- Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Centre -- 72 miles
- Harrogate North Yorkshire -- 76 miles
Tourist flying to Whitby have several options. The town can be reached by plane via Durham Tees Valley Airport, which is the nearest airport just over 30 miles away. The airport is served by domestic, as well as a few international flights.
Other airports in the wider region are Newcastle International, Leeds Bradford LBA, Humberside airport, and Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Manchester airport is just over 100 miles away (see hotels nearby).
Must See Tourist Attractions and Sights
(Pannett Park, YO21 1RE England UK)
Museum well worth a visit. It displays diverse collections including fossils, foreign objects, jet jewellery and ornaments, shipping related exhibits, costumes, dolls houses, etc..
St Mary's Church
(Next to the Abbey, YO22 4AU, United Kingdom)
Lovely little and unique church located next to the Abbey ruins. The graveyard is also interesting.
(Abbey Lane, North Yorkshire YO22 4JT, United Kingdom)
Walk up the 199 steps to this iconic landmark of North Yorkshire. The views of the harbour are fantastic.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum
(Grape Lane, YO22 4BA England UK)
Very interesting museum dedicated primarily to Captain James Cook but also includes general maritime history.
Choose and book the cheapest bed and breakfasts in Whitby. See our low rates and special deals for budget and luxury 4 and 5 star guest accommodation.
A great value for money property located within walking distance of Whitby's historic abbey steps, old town cobbles, and vibrant harbour is Mayfields Guesthouse. The guest house offers free parking, 4-star rooms and traditional cooked breakfasts. The sandy beach is a 20-minute walk away and Whitby Golf Club is a 5-minute drive from this b&b accommodation.
Set in historic town centre is also Glendale. Hearty, full English breakfasts are served at this residence, and Whitby Abbey is 20 minutes’ walk away.
One of the best accommodations around is 4 star Elford House. This beautifully renovated Edwardian guesthouse offers comfortable, fully equipped en suite guest rooms, just 5 minutes' walk from Whitby's town centre. Elford House is close to all that the town has to offer, including the beach, the harbour, and the shops.
Find your family and child friendly guest accommodation.
Only a few guest houses offer family rooms to accommodate your whole family. Check out rates for family friendly Discovery Accommodation, just 5 minutes’ walk from the sandy Whitby Beach and half a mile from the famous the Harbour.
We can help you find the perfect seaside or beachfront guest house with sea views for you. Accommodation close to Whitby sandy beaches.
A property situated on the North Promenade, on Western Cliff is The Wheeldale. This b&b offers cooked breakfasts, free parking and free Wi-Fi. There is a cosy bar and wonderful views across the North Sea. The Wheeldale Guest House is just steps from the sandy beach.
Also located close to the seafront is The Middleham. This family-run establishment offers comfortable en suite accommodation, wonderful sea views, free wireless internet access and a tasty breakfast.
Find the perfect b&b accommodation in and around Whitby England that offers a range of accommodation to suit the needs and budget of any traveller. Guest houses ideal for business people, couples looking for a romantic weekend, beach holiday, posh hen parties or small groups celebrating a special occasion.