Whitby charmingly blends an 18th-century fishing village with a genteel Victorian seaside resort. Book comfortable Whitby holiday cottages for couples or families in this popular town and you'll discover plenty to see and do. Whitby also makes a great base for exploring Yorkshire's heritage coastline and the North York Moors National Park when you pick accommodation with car parking. The East Cliff and West Cliff districts of Whitby are separated by the River Esk while 199 steps take you up from the town to the brooding ruins of Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. However you spend your day, it's always a pleasure to return to the space and privacy of your own holiday accommodation in Whitby.
Next to Whitby Abbey is St Mary's Church with its spooky graveyard, the starting point for Dracula tours. A romantic way to spend an evening for the brave-hearted. At the end of the tour, you'll be glad to get back to your cosy accommodation especially if it features a hot tub. Jet has been mined and turned into jewellery in Whitby for many centuries. Complete your romantic break in Whitby holiday cottages with a visit to the Museum of Jet. See examples of work, watch a jeweller create new designs, and buy a souvenir of your stay in Whitby accommodation.
Pick Whitby holiday cottages with room for the family and cots for babies and let the kids have fun on Whitby Sands, the ideal spot for bucket-and-spade fun followed by a takeaway supper of local fish and chips back in your spacious Whitby accommodation. Whitby Museum has eclectic displays that include dinosaur footprints and ships in bottles while another great family day out from Whitby holiday cottages is a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway. The family pet isn't forgotten either. Lots of Whitby accommodation is dog friendly while dogs can enjoy a run on Whitby Tate Hill Beach all year round.