There is hardly any place in Yorkshire as charming as Whitby. And it looks like hundreds of tourists invading Whitby every sunny day agree with us. Still no matter how crowded it can be, Whitby remains the town when we always feel relaxed and peaceful. If you ever happen to be there, check out these spots.
Good news, it’s quite a small town, so seeing all the places won’t take too much time if you are in a hurry. However, we sincerely advise you not to be.
Well, even if you wanted, you couldn’t avoid the harbor. Picturesque spot where during sunny days kids are catching crabs (and then release them!)
If you decide on going to Whitby Abbey, you’ll be obliged to pass by another place of curiosity – 199 steps. They wouldn’t be so iconic if not for the stunning beauty of the place.
One of the most famous view of Whitby is its half-ruined abbey at the sunset. It’s very beautiful indeed and its silhouette can be seen even before arriving to the town. As the majority of abbeys, this one was also demolished in the XVI century by the order of Henry VIII. It’s a museum now, picturesque and peaceful.
No comments, they are just amazingly beautiful with all the ship coming and leaving. In winter and in summer.
Captain Cook Memorial
You are in Yorkshire, baby. That means, that every second village will claim its crucial contribution to the life of Captain Cook. Thus, in Whitby you can admire his memorial or at least a gorgeous view over the town from the hill eating a delicious ice cream.
Going down after the Captain Cook Memorial, you’ll get to the beach – another pride of Whitby. Aren’t these beach houses marvelous? Considering that they literally contain the life of the holiday makers. :)
Old Streets and Passways
If ever you get some free space to do that, naturally.
All about Dracula!
The best is kept till the very end. Did you know that the setting of early chapters of Bram Stocker’s Dracula was actually in Whitby? That is the most thrilling thing about the whole place – people worship Dracula and its creator, “Dracula” is the total bestseller of the town. What a massive Halloween celebration happens there every year! Check out a guided tour following the Dracula steps and OMG, it’s just 20 miles away from where we live!
Where to eat in Whitby
Catch 2 verified places:
– Humble Pie & Mash
Genuine English pies as they are in the cutest place of Whitby.
– Marie Antoinette’s Patisserie
Tea pause in a real tearoom with a piece of something very harmful for your waistline? Then this is your place. :p