If you are thinking about a seaside holiday in North Yorkshire then look no further than Whitby on the stunning East Yorkshire coast. It is a gorgeous coastal town with a rich maritime history, and many of the visitor attractions here are connected to the town's past residents - such as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum where you can find out all about the explorer's life when he was a trainee with a shipping firm in Whitby. Other famous visitors include the author Bram Stoker, who took holidays to Whitby and it was here that he started writing his novel about Count Dracula. Visit the Dracula Experience in town to find out the full spooky story! Vampire lovers might also like to know that Whitby hosts the Bram Stoker International Film Festival and the Whitby Goth weekend. Other must-do trips include climbing the 199 steps up to the ruins of Whitby Abbey and enjoying the panoramic views over the town. Whitby is also a great place for fresh fish, with incredible seafood restaurants and of course, delicious fish and chips. With other coastal gems like Staithes, Robin Hoods Bay and Sandsend on your doorstep, Whitby has a lot to offer for a fabulous family getaway.
Find great places to stay