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Welcome to Whitby

The ‘jewel in the crown’ of the North Yorkshire coast, Whitby is consistently voted as one of the UK’s top seaside destinations.

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Whitby Abbey

“I love the drive from York to Whitby over the moors – one of the great journeys, in my book.” – Penelope Wilton

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why visit Whitby?

Whitby is one of the most popular seaside towns in the UK for holidaymakers.

This magical fishing port perched on the edge of the North York Moors attracts tourists from all over the World. Situated on the East coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk. This wonderful town has a unique atmosphere, a jam-packed events list, and rich cultural history.

So, whether you’re Whitby’s biggest fan and want some inspiration for your next visit or are desperate to visit this wonderful seaside town, sit back, relax, and let us help you plan your trip or inspire you to make Whitby your next adventure. We promise it will be unforgettable.

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Explore the town

With plenty to see and do along its stunning coastlines and cobbled streets, this gorgeous seaside town has something to offer everyone. From visiting historic sites like the striking Whitby Abbey or taking a boat ride out of the harbour to sampling some of the best fish and chips in England or simply strolling through the quaint town centre soaking up the local food and culture, Whitby offers a unique and exciting experience for anybody who wishes to visit.

The perfect guide for anybody who plans to visit Whitby for a short break or longer holiday. Packed with useful tips on how to make the most of your stay.

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download our free whitby mini guide

We have compiled everything you need to know about Whitby into a free mini guide! Available now as a FREE DOWNLOAD.

This guide covers the following…

  • Why visit Whitby
  • Must visit landmarks
  • Our top 10 things to do
  • Walks around Whitby and the surrounding area
  • Eat, drink and relax, where to visit
  • Fish and chips
  • Where to stay
  • Surrounding area information
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products from the north yorkshire coast

We have many products related to Whitby and the North Yorkshire Coast. We have sold over 3000 items in our online gift shop.

Some of our popular items include…

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Explore the local area

If you’re looking for a holiday that combines coastal beauty with windswept moors shrouded in heather and ancient woodland, look no further than the North Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors.