If you have never been to Whitby before, make sure it’s top of your list of places to visit.
This wonderfully atmospheric coastal town, divided by the River Esk, has a charming appeal with multiple personalities.
First and foremost it’s a thriving fishing harbour where explorer Captain Cook learned his trade, but it also boasts a bustling shopping scene, magnificent beach and has an intriguing connection with Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
With so much to see and do, it’s the perfect destination for a memorable coach holiday with Caledonian Travel. Enjoy great savings on your coach holiday to Whitby by booking one of our package breaks that include hotel, excursions and coach travel throughout.
Whitby is a picturesque harbour town framed by towering cliffs and split in half by the River Esk.
The West Cliff side of Whitby has a traditional seaside feel to it, with a quayside lined with amusement arcades, seafood stalls bars and cafes, where you can enjoy some of the best fish and chips about.Here you will also find the town’s vast beach, which provides the perfect spot for spending lazy afternoons in the sun with an ice-cream. Across the bridge, Whitby old town features a cluster of cobbled streets and alleyways, full of shops, galleries and jewellers, where you can grab a souvenir made from the famous jet.
Watching over the entire town is the eerie cliff-top ruins of Whitby Abbey which provided the inspiration and setting for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Dare you climb the 199 steps in search of his grave? Whitby’s Dracula connection draws the crowds, so much so that it plays host to its very own Goth Weekends twice a year.
Throughout Whitby, you will find plenty of references to the town’s most famous son, James Cook, who made his first seafaring trips from the town. You can learn more about the local hero at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and see a memorial in his honour.
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