Get a webcam like this for your own websiteThe traditional maritime town of Whitby, with its old cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue flag beach is a great place for a holiday or short break. Whitby is set among fine stretches of coast with spectacular cliffs, beaches and bays.
There are many lovely places to eat in Whitby, traditional sea-shanty inns preparing locally cooked produce and olde worlde English tearooms serving freshly baked pastries and Yorkshire teas.
Something for everyone during your stay in Whitby.
With its unique rugged beauty where the cliffs meet the North sea and the quaint atmosphere found along the cobbled and eclectic streets, Whitby's ability to inspire artists and authors, past and present alike has earnt the town a special place in the hearts of both residents and visitors.
Statues of James Cook and William Scoresby and a whalebone arch all point to a maritime heritage. The town also has a strong literary tradition and has featured in literary works, television and cinema productions. One of the most famous of these being Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula.