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Viewpoint/Beauty Spot:Whitby Viewpoint - Rocky Horror at Whitby Town

Viewpoint/Beauty Spot, free entry

Whitby East Cliff viewpoint

Whitby East Cliff viewpoint

Businesses across the Yorkshire Coast are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Please check the individual website for reopening dates, opening times and booking details.

We recommend you follow current public health advice and maintain social distancing.


This Viewpoint has been recommended by Discovering Britain.

In Bram Stoker’s novel, Count Dracula arrives in England by stormy shipwreck at Whitby. His reign of terror begins by stalking the town’s cliffs and over 120 years later, he still has a unique hold over the town.

But keen vampire hunters and relaxing holidaymakers alike often miss one of Whitby’s most striking features.

With the lighthouse behind you, look at the cliffs on either side of the harbour. The East Cliff (left, below the Abbey) looks like a high grey wall, while the West Cliff (right) appears to be a bumpy orange cluster. How do Whitby’s different cliffs reveal a story more dramatic than Dracula? - follow the link below for the answer...

Location: Whitby Lighthouse, West Pier, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3PZ
Grid reference: NZ 89944 11714
Keep an eye out for: Dinosaur skeletons in the pier floor! There are several as part of an art trail

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

Children welcomeDogs accepted


Free entry


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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted