Whitby has some of the most fabulous sandy beaches in Britain as well as boasting the nation's best fish & chips. Here are a few other reasons for visiting this jewel of the Yorkshire coast :
The setting of much of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula in the town draws crowds to the twice-yearly Goth Festivals - great for people watching
Captain Cook's association is being celebrated in 2018, two hundred and fifty years after his ship HMS Endeavour set off to discover Australia. A full-sized replica, in the original dock, will be a new permanent attraction opening this year
Enjoy one of the many Music Festivals throughout the year from the annual Folk Week to 60's and Northern Soul weekends
Go back in time to a more sedate age by spending a day behind steam on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Trains start from Whitby station and take you on a leisurely journey along the Esk Valley and across the Moors to the attractive market town of Pickering
Explore the old town on the East Cliff and shop for jewellery created from Whitby Jet. This gleaming gemstone was made popular by Queen Victoria, and is still fashionable today
Whitby's maritime heritage is kept alive by Boat Trips along the coast to Sandsend, Fishing Excursions (all gear provided) and the spectacular annual Regatta in AugustWith so many holiday rentals to choose from there is something for everyone.