Our guide to Whitby holiday cottages

Did you know...Whitby sits in the shadow of the dramatic Whitby Abbey?

No matter how much of Yorkshire you’ve explored you won’t have come across anywhere quite like Whitby, and holidays in Whitby are more experiences than mere breaks from it all. This coastal town has a character that’s unlike any other, and it still looks almost exactly as Bram Stoker described it in his infamous novel ‘Dracula’. The first thing you’ll notice is the gothic-looking Whitby Abbey which sits high on the cliff above the town, and visitors to this 13 century ruin can walk 199 steps down to the old town and arrive in style (if a little hot under the collar…).

The Tour de Yorkshire

The route for this year’s Tour de Yorkshire’s been announced and we can’t wait to see the crowds line the county’s streets to cheer the riders on in their droves. The race is divided into three gruelling stages, and as they make their way across the dramatic landscape we all know and love the region for, the riders will cover...

Magpie Cafe

Featured in the Good Food Guide, Magpie Cafe is more of a Whitby institution than a cafe. With a reputation for serving the finest fish and chips on the Yorkshire coast (no small claim) this eatery often has a queue outside the door – even when it’s wet outside. Magpie Cafe specialises in seafood, and it’s known throughout north Yorkshire...
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