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What to do in Whitby

About Whitby

In Whitby, a seaside resort and port town on England's northeast coast, you can relax on North Sea beaches, discover museums and historical sites, and enjoy seafood in a quaint Yorkshire setting. Whitby is situated on the River Esk, abutting the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage coasts. The river is lined with 18th-century fisherman's cottages and pubs, and there are numerous Victorian-era homes as well. The Whitby Abbey was reportedly the scenic inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Captain Cook made his entry into seafaring life in Whitby. Make sure to walk around and explore the town, crossing the bridge spanning the River Esk. Sample the traditional pubs' and restaurants' pints and fish-and-chips, as well as upscale establishments' gastropub fare. On eDreams, you can search for deals and book a hotel in Whitby easily. The easy-to-use interface allows you to filter by date, type of accommodation, budget, and location.

What to see in Whitby

When you book a hotel in Whitby, you can look forward to seeing its many attractions. Check out Whitby Abbey, a 7th-century Christian monastery overlooking the North Sea – it's said to have been the inspiration for the setting of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The Church of St. Mary, a 12th-century structure with a ruined cemetery, is also referenced in Dracula. Travellers can photograph scenic views from the 199 Steps, a staircase leading to the port overlooking Whitby and the sea. Learn about Captain Cook's life and the area's seafaring history at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the Whitby Museum. The beaches here are wide, sandy, and natural, with great surfing opportunities. Enjoy a local beer at the Whitby Brewery, or seafood in a pub near the wharf. Around Whitby, there are endless opportunities to explore wildlife and get out in nature, such as Saltwick Bay and Robin Hood’s Bay, located south of Whitby on the Heritage Coast. On both sides of the River Esk, you'll find several places offering Dracula-inspired tours and whale-watching trips.

Where to stay in Whitby

To get the most out of your Whitby holiday, book a hotel near one of the beaches or historical sites, or in the town centre, depending on your interests. Whitby's many accommodation choices include traditional inns, seaside resorts, quaint cottages, serviced apartments, Victorian B&Bs, cheap hotels, and cosy guesthouses. Use eDreams' map feature to narrow down your search and find the best accommodation deals in the area you prefer. The town is divided by the River Esk, and the areas on either side are referred to as 'East Cliff' and 'West Cliff'. On East Cliff, travelers can visit the grounds of the ruined Whitby Abbey, the Church of St. Mary, the 199 Steps, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby Brewery, and numerous cafés and restaurants. On West Cliff, there are beaches, museums, and quiet Victorian neighbourhoods. The Whitby Museum is located here, on the south side of the village, in Pannett Park. Whitby Beach is on the southern end of the long sandy beach. Sandsend Beach is essentially the same beach, but at the north end. If you prefer to stay outside town, there are B&Bs in Robin Hood's Bay that are away from the crowds. The great thing about Whitby is that everything is within walking distance. Choose accommodation near any of these sites and you'll have a great vacation.

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