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Town:Whitby at Whitby Town

Town, free entry



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The Historic Fishing Port of Whitby is now a popular holiday resort attracting visitors from all corners of the World. It is unspoilt, bursting with character and quite unique and it has changed little since the days when the famous Captain James Cook lived and worked here.

The dramatic ruins of the Whitby Abbey dominate the Eastern Headland and the 199 steps lead down to the narrow streets and alleyways of the “old town”. The bustling harbour is still a working port and cobles can be hired for a spot of angling or enjoy the views of the coastline from one of the many pleasure crafts moored in the bay.

Delight your senses on the local ‘catch of the day’ from award-winning restaurants.

The beaches have been awarded the ENCAMS Seaside Award and will be flying the distinctive blue and yellow flag. Beach Chalets are available for weekly hire in Whitby.

Local attractions include the famous Captain Cook Memorial Museum, and Whitby Museum, providing visitors to the town with a fantastic look into the towns rich heritage, along with the Whitby Wizard, a hands on science centre for both adults and children alike.

Whitby is also well known for its connections with Bram Stokers Dracular, as being one of the locations in this world famous novel.

The town also offers facilities including Tourist Information Centre, youth hostel, restaurants, cafes/tea shops, launderette, shops, public houses serving bar meals, regular bus service, railway station church, banks, post office.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Leisure facilities onsiteChildren welcomeDogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry


Tourism Bureau


North Yorkshire,
YO21 1YN



See location of Whitby Town on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 898108  Lat: 54.48461 Long: -0.61539

By Road:
Accessed from the A174 or A171 north, the A171 south from Scarborough, the A169 west from Pickering.

By Public Transport:
Whitby can still be reached by rail on the Esk Valley Line from Middlesbrough and from Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, connecting to the former line at Grosmont.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whitby station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Leisure facilities onsiteLeisure facilities onsite
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted