Presiding over 45 Miles of beautiful North Yorkshire Moors dramatic coastline. Whitby is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of the beautiful 13th Century St Hildas Abbey. Famous for its maritme history and producing many famous sons, most notably Captain James Cook, who set sail on his historic voyage from Whitby in 1768 aboard the equally famous 'HMS Endevour'.
Leading from the old town of Whitby, up to the parish church of St. Mary are 199 steps, it was this gothic churchyard setting that gave Bram Stoker inspiration to write his world famous book, Dracula. Spreading below historic Whitby, set among spectacular cliffs, beaches and bays, are fine stretches of coast with its main sandy blue flag beach, making it a great place to enjoy your holiday or short break.
The skyline is dominated by Whitby Abbey on its East cliff, the town remains traditional from its picture book houses to the cobbled streets and its maze of alleyways and narrow streets running down to the busy quayside. Its easy to picture its romantic past of shipwrecks and smuggling.
There's lots of great food on offer, not surprisingly, Whitby is famous for its fish and sea food, theres a great fresh fish market. Youll find lots of different places to eat, from tea rooms and award winning cuisine to cosy bistros playing live music.
Today there's lots for all the family to do and see, with a wide range of attractions and activities on offer: Sea Life Centre, Museums, Art Galleries to Sporting and Leisure activities, nightlife and theatres across the area.
Whatever you're looking for the Yorkshire Moors Coast has it all and then some!
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