The historic fishing port of Whitby is now a popular holiday resort attracting visitors from all corners of the world. Situated along one of Britain’s finest stretches of coastline, with cliffs, fine sandy bays and attractive villages, Whitby has been a port for more than 1,000 years and is still a seafarer’s town today. 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 traditional maritime town with its old cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue flag beach, is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of the beautiful Abbey. The narrow streets and alleys climbing down to the quayside still bustle, as they have done for centuries, and as folklore and tradition are very much part of the Whitby scene, visitors soon find themselves involved. A great place for a holiday or visit, Whitby is set among fine stretches of coast with spectacular cliffs, beaches and bays.
As well as attracting famous visitors, Whitby has produced its own famous son – Captain James Cook, whose house you can visit, now the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby’s old fishing quarter. 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.
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.
There are also regular bus services to and from Whitby and Scarborough.
The Whitehouse Whitby is located just outside Whitby town centre, alongside a golden sand beach and Whitby Golf Club. Find us or contact us using the information below.
The White House Inn – ‘Pub, Food, Rooms’
Tel – 01947 600469