Self-catering holiday accommodation in Whitby
Famously the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, Whitby is a wonderful place to take the family for a coastal getaway. A crumbling Whitby Abbey stands on a cliff above town and has a panoramic view of the North York Moors coast and country, the River Esk cuts through the town centre and a long sandy beach stretches 4 miles all the way to the pretty village of Sandsend. This landscape draws a wide range of travellers from those searching for sunbathing beaches, history buffs and literary enthusiasts. There’s so much to do in Whitby with the chance for a spot of whale watching, a round of golf at Whitby Golf Club, the harbour and pier, Whitby Museum and the tough 199 steps near the Abbey that leads you up to a coastal spot that’s unbeatable for sea views. There's also scenic walks aplenty; take a ramble along the Cleveland Way to nearby Robin Hood's Bay or head along the Cinder Track which will take you all the way to Scarborough.
For seaside fun, children will love splashing through waves, rock pooling and digging on the beach not to mention the arcades where everyone can test their luck. If you might like to adventure further afield the train will take you out to the picturesque villages scattered throughout the Yorkshire countryside and to all the beauty spots of the North York Moors National Park. With quaint Whitby cottages along the coast, in the centre of town and throughout the stunning surrounding landscape, you’ll have plenty of options for a seaside break in a luxury holiday cottage to Whitby.