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Destination guide

Whitby cottages offer outdoor adventure, dining and history

The coastal town of Whitby is a relatively quiet place to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a lodge with a hot tub in Yorkshire. You'll find no shortage of things to do in Whitby, as it's much more than an iconic location in 'Dracula'. It's also home to the massive whalebone arch commemorating the town's history with whaling, and you can visit the Whitby Pavilion Complex that features a theatre and a cinema. Accommodation in the area is diverse as well, but most Yorkshire lodges that include hot tubs will be on the more luxurious side.

 
History

English heritage near Whitby holiday homes

A half-crumbled medieval abbey and lines of salt-washed stone fishing cottages from centuries gone by are what greet travelers to Whitby. They herald a town that's steeped in history. In fact, it's thought that a monastery has adorned the low hills here since back when Oswy of Northumbria sat on the throne – that's the 7th century. In later times, Whitby grew into an important sailing and fishing port. It gave the world Captain James Cook, who would later go on to explore New Zealand and settle Australia – the Captain Cook Memorial Museum is the best place to go to find out more about him. However, Whitby Abbey is still usually the chart-topping historical site. Climb the ridges above town and you'll find it shouldering over the North Sea swells, next to an immersive visitor's centre.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Whitby

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Whitby has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Whitby Pavilion (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Whitby Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Alpamare (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • North Bay Railway (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Whitby

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Whitby is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pannett Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Whitby Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Robin Hood's Bay Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Yorkshire Moors (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • North Riding Forest Park (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Whitby

The nearest airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), located 32.9 mi (53 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Whitby Station, Ruswarp Station and Sleights Station are the main stations in the city.

How to get around

Transport for getting around Whitby

Whitby is a compact place. Its lovely 18th-century cottages are sealed into an old core that fringes the Esk and its surrounding hills. It's a real pleasure to navigate on foot, so bring a comfortable pair of shoes and be sure to get lost amid the pubs and the harbour, with the fishing skiffs bobbing in the water – just be ready to climb and descend a bit along the way. If you're looking for Whitby holiday cottages out along the coast or in the surrounding countryside, it's a good idea to come with your own car. It's wise to avoid parking in the heart of the town, though, because there's rarely a space to be found during the busy summer months.

Food & drink

What to eat and drink when in Whitby

The taste of the sea is important along this wave-bashed stretch of English coastline. In fact, Whitby was once a major fishing port. It's still famed for its seafood – expect tubs of mussels, fish and chips, and smoked kippers to be on the menu. Those orange-hued smoky fish make an excellent breakfast! Then there's the hearty cuisine of Yorkshire. Local pubs pepper the streets around Whitby holiday rentals, which means you should never be too far from a filling plate of Sunday roast, piled with the county's iconic pudding.

Essential info

Essential facts about Whitby

  • Whitby has a population of just over 13,000
  • Whitby is in the county of North Yorkshire
  • Bring waterproofs for any trip to Whitby – the English summer can be unpredictable
  • Book Whitby holiday cottages early if you're planning on coming between June and August
  • Newcastle Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport are both within easy reach of Whitby
Family friendly

Family enjoyments in Whitby

Summer or winter, Whitby holiday rentals are perfect for families. Not only do they sit next to the lovely stretch of Whitby Beach, but they are also a great base for ghost walks and jaunts to museums about daring seafarers. The warmer months can be spent building castles on the coast. Be sure to leave time for haunting tales of Count Dracula, though, which means spine-tingling stories of the bloodsucker around Whitby Abbey and other hidden places in town. Whale-watching is also sure to keep the little ones entertained. You can usually spot the great mammals splashing around the North Sea in September.

Can I find a vacation rental around Whitby?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,782 vacation rentals near Whitby. From 825 cottages to 458 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Whitby for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Whitby?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Whitby. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Whitby Harbour: 1,731 vacation rentals
  • Whitby Station: 1,729 vacation rentals
  • Glaisdale Station: 1,752 vacation rentals
  • Whitby Abbey: 1,725 vacation rentals
  • Whitby Pavilion: 1,726 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Whitby listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Whitby?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 825 Cottages in Whitby. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Whitby include:

  • Flats: 458 rentals available
  • Cabins: 834 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,261 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Whitby?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Whitby. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.