Whitby is one of England’s finest coastal resorts, situated at the mouth of the River Esk, in North East Yorkshire. It is also an ancient seaport with a long maritime history including boat building which is still practised today.
There is a wealth of history from the jet industry to whaling; Captain Cook and his voyages of discovery, all the way back to the monastery of St Hilda in the 7th Century. More on this can be found in the Whitby archives, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Pannett Park Museum and Art Gallery, or a walk up the 199 steps to the ruins of the Abbey and the recently refurbished Abbey visitors centre.
Whitby has wonderful sandy beaches, quaint shops, plenty of fine pubs and restaurants, situated on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, it offers everything for moors and coastal walkers. All this coupled with its many annual themed events like the Regatta, Folk week, Gothic festivals, there is plenty to do for all ages!