Places to visit
When it comes to sightseeing in Whitby there are many amazing places to visit. Regardless of the seasons, Whitby’s beautiful landscapes, picturesque town, and beaches will take your breath away.
If you’re looking to stay close to home this year or aren’t one for jet-setting abroad. Then Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast has many amazing places to visit.
Here at Whitby Holiday Rentals, our goal, above all, is for our customers to have a memorable holiday in Whitby. And we strive to provide you with very comfortable accommodation, giving you easy access to the Town Centre.
Sightseeing in Whitby – Town Centre
In and around Whitby there are many sights to see, for example, the Church of St Mary. This stunning Church overlooks the seaside town. It was founded around 1110, although its interior dates chiefly from the late 18th century.
Despite its old age, St. Mary’s church is still an aesthetically pleasing location to visit and often holds inspiring events, community festivals and offers a place of worship and remembrance.
St. Mary’s church can be found right next to Whitby Abbey, a gothic monastery, which Bram Stoker’s Dracula was based on. As well as St. Mary’s, the 199 Steps are also amongst places to visit in Whitby. The 199 steps are famous and are seen as a pilgrimage among those there for the religious aspect. These mighty steps lead up to the historic structures as well as giving you a view of the town and the whalebone arch.
Museums to visit in Whitby
There are museums in Whitby, most significantly The Whitby Museum and the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, displaying many artifacts and paintings. In both Whitby and all the surrounding areas there are many coastal cruises. This means that you can enjoy the coastline and marine life which is loved among locals and visitors.
Nearby is Robin Hood’s Bay, a picturesque fishing town, which can make for a very pleasant walk across the clifftops. Therefore being a place where you can admire the cove and some very unique pubs and cafes.
The North East and the Yorkshire Coastal resorts have a lot to offer. And, a day trip or holiday is the perfect opportunity to get away and enjoy sightseeing in Whitby. Where we can provide you with fantastic accommodation, so you can get the most out of your visit to this beautiful coastal town.
What to do in Whitby?
Here in Whitby, there is so much to do for all the family. including shopping, sightseeing, festivals, and great walks. Making Whitby the perfect place for all the family, including your four-legged friends!
These are our favorite things to see and do in the local area!
The 199 Steps are always top of the list for sightseeing in Whitby. When reaching the summit of the East Cliff the historic St Mary’s Church will be there to greet you.
Whitby Abbey isn’t just about the sea views! In fact, it has been a place of inspiration and creativity since the bronze age and for centuries to follow.
Whitby is always crowded with tourists, especially on those hot summers days. Pannett Park can feel like an escape from the hectic town, a peaceful retreat just outside the town centre.
Take a walk into town and you will find the Dracula Experience paying homage to the famous terrifying love story of love and bloodlust.
Whitby boasts a gorgeous beach, which stays crowded in the summer. At the foot of the West Cliff lies Whitby Beach. The beach is about two miles walking distance from one end to the other.
The Whitby Tour Bus makes this so much easier in our beloved seaside town. View Whitby from a bird’s eye view and get familiar with our town!