If you want a breath of sea air and some real comfort in Yorkshire's choose luxury cottages in Whitby. We all deserve a treat and with beautiful views, stunning interiors, high spec fixtures and fittings all combining to offer exceptional comfort you will in for a very special self-catering holiday.
Whitby is a popular seaside town, split by the River Esk, boasting a working harbour and lovely beaches and centre. Sitting resplendently on the East Cliff are the ruins of Whitby Abbey which look out over the North Sea. The gothic remains were the inspiration for Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, and take an audio visual tour to learn about its 2,000 years of history making it one of England’s most important archaeological sites. If you are feeling up to it climb the 199 steps to St Mary’s Church, also mentioned in Dracula, with fabulous views over Whitby and a churchyard with graves dating back to the 1700’s including the old pirate’s tombstones.
For a bit more history visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, a handsome 17th century house on Grape Lane. You’ll see a superb collection of exhibits including paintings, maps, artefacts and ships models telling the story about Yorkshire's mos t famous son’s life and voyages.
The beach at Sandsend is one of the town’s most popular and a great pace for families with donkey rides during the summer months along with some great surf if you time it right. A great family activity is to go crabbing, long considered a pastime for the young in Whitby, although adults are allowed!
Many of the luxury cottages by the sea in Whitby are pet friendly and the east side of town is where the dog friendly beaches are. You can also take your dog on the North Yorkshire's Moors Railway, a great day out with fabulous scenery, some charming station stops as well as great food and drink.
There are some fabulous coastal walks and the walk to Robin Hood’s Bay, although challenging, is very rewarding. When you reach the town, which was once a major smuggling haven but now a thriving tourist destination, you can explore steep cobbled streets and bijou shops. Staithes, to the north of Whitby, is equally appealing and a place where time has stood still, look out for seals in the harbour waiting for fish from the local fishermen.
With so much to do and see here make sure booking a 5 star luxury cottage in Whitby is top of your things to do this year.