Congratulations! You're married…Whitby is the perfect destination to choose for a romantic honeymoon. Here's some inspiration for a honeymoon you will never forget in Whitby.
Whitby as a destination is filled with legend, excitement, attractions, and natural beauty. However, it is also a beautifully romantic place that is ideal for the perfect honeymoon. With many different places to visit, lots of accommodation options, and a unique Gothic romantic atmosphere. Here's some inspiration for a Whitby honeymoon.
Where to stay on your honeymoon in Whitby
One of the things you will need to organise for your Whitby honeymoon is accommodation. There are plenty of options available, including some wonderful luxury and boutique hotels and guesthouses.
Dillons of Whitby
You can choose to stay at Dillons of Whitby, which is an upmarket guesthouse in a stunning location. You will find yourself overlooking Pannett Park and you will find everything you need on the doorstep. Rooms are stylish and stunning with all of the luxury touches you will want for your honeymoon.
Another option is Sandpiper House, which is another luxury bed & breakfast, enabling you to enjoy affordability and a wonderful stay. Rooms are stunningly decorated and modern. You can even choose a luxury suite for your honeymoon.
The stunning Riviera Guesthouse is another popular option for honeymooners. You can look forward to breathtaking views of the sea when you stay here as well as a cosy atmosphere and tastefully decorated rooms. This includes gorgeous 4-poster rooms that are ideal for your honeymoon.
A unique coastal retreat in the heart of Yorkshire. Woodland-filled grounds, a home-grown restaurant, stylish rooms, and the outdoor joys of Sandsend beach and the North York Moors on the doorstep. Unwind in an indoor pool, drift away to fragrant treatments, there's a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, and gym, if the mood takes you. This is where you come to relax and restore, ready to hit the great outdoors with a new spring in your step. A perfect place for newly married couples.
For even more privacy…
If you fancy even more privacy, you may want to consider a Whitby Holiday Cottage for your honeymoon and there are plenty to choose from.
Bracken Howe Lodge
One of our favourites is Bracken Howe Lodge, this is one of these cottages and enjoys a wonderful position on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It is just a few miles from the town of Whitby so you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. The ideal honeymoon escape.
Where to dine out on your honeymoon in Whitby
You will find no shortage of places to eat and drink while you are on your Whitby honeymoon. Whether you want to enjoy relaxing, peaceful meals out, champagne and cocktails, or even enjoy a night of clubbing, there are plenty of options. Harry’s Bar is a popular place where you can enjoy great food, a choice of drinks, and a fun atmosphere. The menu prices here are affordable and the choices varied, so you can enjoy delicious food as well as cocktails, beer, spirits, and a choice of other beverages.
For something more intimate, Ditto is a great choice. This is a small restaurant with a wonderful, romantic ambience, making it perfect for food and drinks during your honeymoon. Reminiscent of an Italian bistro, you will be able to relax and enjoy one another’s company in stylish surroundings. The Marine Hotel also offers a varied and delicious menu as well as a great choice of drinks, so you can head there to dine out or enjoy a relaxing drink as you explore the town. In addition, the venue has live entertainment including a pianist, which really adds to the atmosphere.
If you enjoy seafood, one place you should make sure you visit is Abbey Wharf. This has become one of the top seafood restaurants in the area and you can enjoy a huge range of options carefully prepared. There are also other food options available, and you can enjoy dining in a relaxed atmosphere. It is located right by the harbour, so you also get to take in great views.
Moutrey’s is another great choice particularly if you want to dine on Italian food. You will enjoy freshly prepared Italian dishes in a wonderful atmosphere when you dine here. There are also other food options such as seafood and meat dishes. The White Horse & Griffin is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy great seafood and delicious wines. The bistro-style restaurant is a wonderful place to relax as you enjoy your dining experience.
Places to visit on your honeymoon in Whitby
You certainly won’t be short of places to visit when you head to Whitby for your honeymoon, as there are so many great options to choose from. One of the most famous places is, of course, Whitby Abbey, where you can explore the rich history of the Abbey and enjoy the wonderful views. Take some time to climb the 199 Steps, and make sure you stick to tradition and count them as you climb. Once at the top, you can enjoy wonderful views and some great, romantic photo opportunities.
The Falling Foss Tea Garden is an enchanting place that is well worth a visit. You can enjoy sipping a drink or a bite to eat in the magical surroundings and atmosphere of the gardens with your partner. The tea garden is set on the grounds of Midge Hall, which sits above the stunning Falling Foss waterfall. This is the epitome of romance and a wonderful way to spend some quality time together enjoying the beauty and ambience of this enchanting place. Waterfalls provide a truly romantic setting and another one you can visit is the Mallyan Spout waterfall. This is located in the beautiful Yorkshire Moors and is the tallest waterfall in the moors, standing at sixty feet.
A trip to Robin Hood’s Bay will bring you to the most stunning coastlines where you will find incredible beaches, beautiful scenery, and the famous Dinosaur Coast, known for its fossils. You can also find plenty of places to shop, relax, and enjoy a bite to eat when you visit here. If you want to discover a place that is charming, quirky, and quaint, make sure you pay a visit to the unique Staithes. You will feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you visit this area and take in its character and charm. This is a coastal hamlet that is perfect for exploring together.
For something really fun to try together jump on board a boat with Yorkshire Coast Boat Trips. Experience the North Yorkshire coast from a unique perspective. Travel in comfort and style between the beautiful seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough. This is a journey you'll never forget! A one-way journey takes over 1 hour. Why not use Yorkshire Coast Boat Trips to travel between Yorkshire's historic ports? Travel to Scarborough in style and enjoy a day out further down the coast with the option of a return via boat on the first trip out later in the day. The boat carries up to twelve passengers in a fully enclosed and heated cabin. Comfortable seats make for a relaxed ride, and large windows make it easier to spot wildlife.
Romantic walks to take
Of course, one thing you will want to do is enjoy some romantic walks while you are on your honeymoon. Well, you will find plenty of options when you visit Whitby, as there are some wonderful places to explore and stroll along. The wonderful valley village of Beck Hole is a must, as there are some wonderful areas to explore here and some very romantic walks you can take with your partner. This is a wonderful place to take spend time as a newly married couple, making it ideal for your honeymoon.
With the North York Moors right on your doorstep, this is another place to enjoy some incredibly romantic walks and breathtaking views. You will find one of the largest areas of heather moorland in the country here and it feels as though you are in another world away from the stress and hassles of everyday life. With wonderful photo opportunities and some superb romantic walks, this should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Find our list of walks in the North York Moors here.
You can enjoy the best of both worlds when you take a walk along the famous Cleveland Way trail. Combining both coastal scenery and Heather moorland, this is a wonderful way to soak up some romance as you take in the beautiful surroundings with your partner. Cleveland Way runs for over 100 miles and over the course of the trail, you can take in everything from castles and charming villages to beautiful beaches, and the most dramatic views.
As you can see, Whitby has everything you could want for a really romantic and exciting honeymoon. Not only do you have the attractions and sights within the town itself but there are many other places nearby that are a world away from the hustle and bustle that you may be used to. You will find the perfect accommodation no matter what your budget, from four-poster rooms to elaborate suites. Dining out is a breeze, with many places to choose from including intimate, cosy, romantic eating establishments that are perfect for honeymooners.
Let us know if you spent your honeymoon in Whitby in the comments, we love to hear from you!