Seaside Bed and Breakfast or Guest Houses
Looking for a cheap bed and breakfast stay in Whitby North Yorkshire ?
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.
Establishments are located in a peaceful location on Whitby’s West Cliff, near the seafront or in town centre. Stay in the heart of the town center 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. Find also accommodation with breakfast or self catering houses for fishing and near angling party boats.
Whitby town centre and bustling seafront
Located on the banks of the river Esk, Whitby is an old port town notable for its historic buildings, bustling seafront, modern harbour, and old quarters where fishermen have plied their trade for centuries. The town is associated with Captain James Cook, whose statue stands over the harbour, welcoming visitors to the city.
The town has also been prominently mentioned in Bram Stoker’s most famous creation, the novel Dracula. And since this place has been a popular tourist destination for over 100 years, it has seen its fair share of celebrities, including nineteenth century novelists and authors.
What to do while staying here
Whitby is so strongly associated with the sea that one of the first options for visitors would be to undertake a boat ride. You could sign up for a mini cruise and for a few minutes explore the wonders of the sea. A lot of visitors choose special tours that enable them to watch the sunset over the sea from on board the ferry.
Besides cruising on the sea, you could also hire a boat and row it on the river Esk. One of the easiest ways to explore the city is to get aboard the tour bus, which passes through the town’s most historic locations.
For those who are interested in the supernatural, there is the option of signing up for a guided walking tour through some of the spooky landmarks in the area, such as the places mentioned in Bram Stoker’s book and also locations reputed to be haunted. If you are feeling the need for some leisurely activities, you could visit the museums that Whitby abounds in. A little away from the town centre is a museum dedicated to mining, which carries displays depicting the time when mining was one of the major industries here.
Also, situated right on the harbour is the house where James Cook stayed for a short time, today the location of a museum dedicated to him. The old abbey, situated on a cliff overlooking the sea is also one of the major attractions here.
And once you’re done with the day’s shopping and sightseeing, and need a break, or you’re planning to dine out in the evening, you have a variety of choices, from fish and chips to refreshments served at cosy cafes.
Where should you stay when visiting this seaside town or a holiday ?
Whitby offers a range of options as far as accommodation goes. If you prefercheap B&B’s and cosy guest houses, you could find many of them right at the town centre. Some types of accommodation at Whitby overlook the seafront and piers, while other guest houses are situated amid quiet sylvan gardens and woods.
Many bed and breakfast type accommodations are housed inside old mansions and estate houses, offering the advantages of comfortable stay and the charm of living in a heritage building. People who are travelling with their family prefer the cheap B&B’s, which also offer spacious family rooms and ideal location close to the city’s major attractions.
If you would prefer accommodation away from the seafront or the town centre, there is the option of taking up family rooms at any bed and breakfast on the Yorkshire moors.
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 this seaside resort town ?
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.