{"LocationDetails":{"Id":513,"Name":"Whitby","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Whitby holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a place on the national foodie scene and some truly breathtaking landmarks, Whitby has a loyal following of fans. Whitby holidays are popular with those keen to walk the footsteps of the man behind the Dracula stories, to stand on the windswept cliffs and take in panoramic views of the town below, and to experience \u0026lsquo;real\u0026rsquo; Yorkshire, and the feel of days gone by.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe lovely thing about Whitby holidays, is that the town\u0026rsquo;s within easy reach of some of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s favourite days out. That means you can be enjoying the scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors one day, and wandering the gorgeous West Cliff Beach the next.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhitby Abbey\u0026rsquo;s one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most recognisable landmarks, and it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place to stretch your legs with a walk. You\u0026rsquo;ll be rewarded with the kind of views you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget when you reach the top of the cliff, and we can\u0026rsquo;t think of a prettier spot for a picnic during your holiday in Whitby.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit in Whitby\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePart of Whitby\u0026rsquo;s charm is that it\u0026rsquo;s not quite like any other destination, so let\u0026rsquo;s start with one of the quirkier places to visit in Whitby. The Dracula Experience is the perfect starting point for fans of Bram Stoker\u0026rsquo;s Dracula, and it brings the tale to life in all its eerie glory. Perhaps not one for the fainthearted, this attraction uses special effects, live actors and animated scenes to place visitors right in the Whitby of the Dracula stories, and it\u0026rsquo;s all set in what was once the home of Sir Isaac Newton.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOn a brighter note, Whitby Abbey remains one of the region\u0026rsquo;s most photographed landmarks, and it\u0026rsquo;s a stunning place to visit in Whitby. The ruins of the abbey sit high on a clifftop, and its gothic architecture has long made the resort a favourite with those with a passion for Dracula stories and the darker side of Yorkshire. The unofficial \u0026lsquo;goth\u0026rsquo; capital of Britain, Whitby hosts seasonal events each year that embrace its place in history as the inspiration behind Bram Stoker\u0026rsquo;s famous novel.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Whitby\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen it comes to things to do in Whitby, there\u0026rsquo;s something for everyone. For those of you keen to embrace the town\u0026rsquo;s connections to Bram Stoker\u0026rsquo;s Dracula, The Dracula Experience has got to be top of your holiday list. It\u0026rsquo;s not every day you get to shuffle your way around a terrifying house as the Dracula tale\u0026rsquo;s brought to life in all its creepy glory! The attraction used a combination of special effects, animations and actors to make the whole experience as nerve-shredding as possible, and we should probably warn you that it\u0026rsquo;s for those with nerves of steel.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAaaaaaah, The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of our favourite things to do in Whitby. If there\u0026rsquo;s a nicer way to take in the scenery of the moors then we\u0026rsquo;d love to see it, as there\u0026rsquo;s something so romantic about chugging your way gently through the countryside during a Whitby holiday. The line runs for 24 miles, and you\u0026rsquo;ll travel in one of its historic carriages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhitby restaurants\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow, if you\u0026rsquo;re something of a foodie then you need to book yourself a holiday in Whitby. With a fast-growing reputation for its impressive restaurants, Whitby\u0026rsquo;s perfect for those of you who love to dine during your breaks. The Magpie Caf\u0026eacute; remains one of the country\u0026rsquo;s best-loved seafood restaurants (and takeaways for that matter), and its fans include celebrity chef Mitch Tonks. It\u0026rsquo;s not uncommon to see a queue for the Magpie stretching round the block, and if you don\u0026rsquo;t mind getting in line the food\u0026rsquo;s well worth it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s another Whitby restaurant that\u0026rsquo;s caught the eye of foodies, and that\u0026rsquo;s Ditto. With a plethora of glowing reviews, this classy little restaurant has an intimate feel , and its menu showcases the very best of French and Italian cuisine. Expect a plateful of hearty food with strong flavours, and we like the fact that the menu changes with the seasons.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"whitby","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Whitby.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The North Yorkshire Moors Railway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the county\u0026rsquo;s most iconic family attractions, and passengers can hop aboard a steam train from Whitby and chug their way into the heart of the national park. The railway is all about old fashioned stations in the middle of the countryside, smartly uniformed guards and steam engines that can be heard for miles as they make their way through the moors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one station in particular that attracts hundreds of Harry Potter fans to the line every year \u0026ndash; Goathland. The station was used as Hogsmeade Station in the first of the films so it\u0026rsquo;s a fantastic photo opportunity for visiting muggles! It was also used as Aidensfield in ITV\u0026rsquo;s Heartbeat, and it\u0026rsquo;s always fun to sit back with a hot drink the the cafe that was once the goods shed.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany choose to walk from Goathland to Grosmont and pick up the train from there since the walk\u0026rsquo;s mostly a downhill one, but those who stay on to visit Pickering can explore Pickering Castle and the Beck Isle Museum before continuing along the line. Newton Dale Halt station lies right in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, so anyone keen to tackle a hike or get cycling through the scenery can request this stop and use it as a starting point.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":54.4077,"LocationLongitude":-0.713539,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/viaduct.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/whitby/the-north-yorkshire-moors-railway","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/viaduct.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Whitby Abbey","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s impossible to miss Whitby Abbey during a stay in the coastal town of Whitby, and we don\u0026rsquo;t just mean you should definitely visit, we mean the whole of Whitby sits in its shadow at the foot of the headland. \u0026nbsp;With the kind of gothic splendour that makes this site atmospheric in any weather and an interactive visitor centre to tell its story, Whitby Abbey remains an ancient and fascinating attraction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFans of Bram Stoker\u0026rsquo;s \u0026#39;Dracula\u0026#39; have always had a soft spot for the abbey since it inspired the novel, and when you stand and peer up at the sun-dappled pillars it\u0026rsquo;s easy to imagine how the abbey would have looked when it was a striking example of gothic architecture. Those who wander the ruins whilst listening to the audio tour can take in the panoramic views from its windswept setting, and as it\u0026rsquo;s owned by English Heritage the abbey also hosts regular family events throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe visitor centre brings the history of the ruin to life and tells visitors how life would have been for the monks who once called it home, and digital reconstructions ensure that the attraction is a fun one for children as well as mums and dads.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":54.4884,"LocationLongitude":-0.607427,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/Whitby Abbey in sun.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/whitby/whitby-abbey","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/Whitby Abbey in sun.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Museum of Victorian Science","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow this is an interesting one for those of you visiting Whitby. The Museum of Victorian Science can only be visited by appointment, is only suitable for over 16s and gets rave reviews from pretty much all who visit it. The museum is housed within one room that\u0026rsquo;s crammed full of relics and oddities from the Victorian era, and everyone who visits is given a personalised tour and live demonstrations of the weird and wonderful machinery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTours usually last for around two hours and there\u0026rsquo;s even a stop halfway through for visitors to enjoy a drink and take in what they\u0026rsquo;ve seen so far, so this is a popular attraction with those who fancy something a little bit different. The museum is based around the owner \u0026ndash;Tony\u0026rsquo;s private collection, and he\u0026rsquo;s always happy to answer questions and explain as he goes along to make sure every visitor (even those who aren\u0026rsquo;t too hot on science) has a time to remember.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe demonstration show includes an insight into the research of Sir William Crookes, Dr Frankenstein\u0026rsquo;s laboratory, demonstrations of lightning and thunder and a look at how X rays were first discovered. To book your appointment at this quirky attraction call Tony Swift on 01947 897440.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.4395,"LocationLongitude":-0.794345,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/science.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/whitby/the-museum-of-victorian-science","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/science.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"North Yorkshire Moors National Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eJust 40 minutes drive from Whitby you\u0026rsquo;ll find one of the most iconic landscapes in the UK \u0026ndash; the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. This patchwork of moorland, woodland and coast is dotted with historic sites and places of interest, and there really is something for everyone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith scenery to take your breath away the park is home to two visitor centres (one at Danby and one at Sutton Bank) and those who visit have their pick of activities which make the most of the rugged countryside and little villages and places to visit. Choose from tumbling down a rocky hill on your mountain bike, ambling slowly through leafy glades as you discover ancient ruins and just dropping into sleepy villages for afternoon tea during your visit to the park \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s simply huge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe national park is particularly suited to cycling thanks to hundreds of bridleways, country roads and winding forest tracks. There\u0026rsquo;s something different to see no matter which one you chose to follow and there are as many for families to tackle as there are for the adrenalin junkies. Dalby Forest is one of the most popular gateways to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, and it\u0026rsquo;s a gorgeous setting to spend a day enjoying the landscape if you\u0026rsquo;re staying in Whitby.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":54.3069,"LocationLongitude":-0.599964,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Standing Stone on Moor above Rosedale.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"york/whitby/north-yorkshire-moors-national-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Standing Stone on Moor above Rosedale.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Dracula Experience","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSo you\u0026rsquo;re all familiar with the \u0026lsquo;Dracula\u0026rsquo; story inspired by Bram Stoker\u0026rsquo;s visit to Whitby Abbey, but here\u0026rsquo;s your opportunity to actually experience the gloom, suspense and fright that made the novel so enduring. The Dracula Experience is a nerve-shredding attraction that uses animated scenes, special effects and live actors to create an experience visitors to Whitby won\u0026rsquo;t be forgetting in a hurry.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEnter the attraction and you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted with a foreboding warning from Count Dracula that\u0026rsquo;ll have you wondering whether you should ever have stepped foot inside...and things only become more sinister as the show begins to unfold.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe attraction has been bringing Whitby\u0026rsquo;s darker side to life for more than fifteen years, and the building itself is as fascinating as the tale behind Dracula. Once home to Sir Isaac Newton, the property started out as a captain\u0026rsquo;s reading room and has a creepy atmosphere that only adds to this spine-tingling experience. The attraction\u0026#39;s open every day throughout the summer and on weekends between November and Easter, and the live actors appear during school holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChildren are welcome but please note that this attraction may not be for everyone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":54.4882,"LocationLongitude":-0.614637,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/whitby abbey at dusk edited.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/whitby/the-dracula-experience","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/whitby abbey at dusk edited.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The White Rabbit Trail","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe can\u0026rsquo;t promise that if you walk this Whitby route you\u0026rsquo;ll dive down a rabbit hole and into a world of mad hatters and Cheshire cats, but we can assure you that this walk is one of the nicest ways to explore the town during a stay nearby.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLewis Carroll visited Whitby several times during his life, and the first time he visited as a student he stayed for two months. Fans of the writer and his work can walk the town in a trail dedicated to Alice\u0026rsquo;s Adventures in Wonderland \u0026ndash; The White Rabbit Trail.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of Carroll\u0026rsquo;s peers once told how a group of them sat on Whitby Beach, enthralled as Carroll told them stories to pass away an afternoon, and as he often used real places and sights in his stories there\u0026rsquo;s a quiz associated with this trail to help children keep their eyes peeled as they go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCarroll\u0026rsquo;s first ever piece of published work was a poem set in Whitby called \u0026lsquo;The Lady of the Ladle\u0026rsquo; and many believe that the fishing town inspired the surreal fish that appear in many of his works. It\u0026rsquo;s impossible to tell exactly which parts of the town inspired Carroll \u0026ndash; but trying to guess as you complete the walk makes this one even more fun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.4892,"LocationLongitude":-0.617008,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/whitby.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/whitby/the-white-rabbit-trail","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/whitby.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"In Search of Dracula","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhitby may seem a beautiful seaside resort by day, but don\u0026rsquo;t forget that it\u0026rsquo;s the town that inspired the Gothic novel Dracula when Bram Stoker visited the looming abbey on the headland. The In Search of Dracula Walk takes visitors on a journey through the winding streets that some say are still stalked by Dracula, so it\u0026rsquo;s a must for fans of the novel and a great way to spend an evening.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTours are guided by storyteller Harry who brings the streets to life with his local knowledge and knack for entertaining a crowd, and they start at the Whale Bone Arch every evening from 8pm. There\u0026rsquo;s no need to book in advance, just turn up and if you\u0026rsquo;re unsure whether tours are running call ahead to check on 01947 821734.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWalks last around an hour and children are welcome along too \u0026ndash; in fact they\u0026rsquo;ll even be given a Dracula badge to remember their experience. You can\u0026rsquo;t miss Harry, he\u0026rsquo;ll be dressed in a long black coat and a top hat. The walk stops at various points throughout the town so it\u0026rsquo;s a leisurely one, and the sight of the illuminated abbey when darkness falls makes the perfect backdrop to relive the story of Dracula.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.4907,"LocationLongitude":-0.616118,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/Whitby Abbey.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/whitby/in-search-of-dracula","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/Whitby Abbey.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Whitby West Cliff Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere are two main beaches in Whitby \u0026ndash; Whitby West Cliff Beach and Tates Hill Beach. Of the two, Whitby West Cliff Beach is the larger, and with a Blue Flag and a Quality Coast Award to its name it\u0026rsquo;s always a favourite with the bucket and spade brigade. Sunny days see the two miles of sand that stretch from the West Pier come to life as families unroll their towels and enjoy one of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s nicest sandy beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThey love their colourful beach huts on the Yorkshire coastline, and Whitby\u0026rsquo;s no different. There\u0026rsquo;s a line of them available to hire for those of you who like to spend as much time as possible on the sand, and there are also deckchairs and windbreaks for hire if you pop along to the slipway close to the West Pier. Children can enjoy donkey rides from this area during the summer, and West Cliff Beach also has plenty of space for the important things in life like kite flying, paddling and ball games.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a seasonal dog ban between May and September, although they are welcome all year round on Whitby\u0026rsquo;s Tate Hill Beach. If you\u0026rsquo;ve got little ones who aren\u0026rsquo;t quite sure about the sea yet try the paddling pool on the West Cliff.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.4917,"LocationLongitude":-0.621194,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/whitby beach_35748.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"york/whitby/whitby-west-cliff-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/whitby beach_35748.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Sandsend Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSandsend isn\u0026rsquo;t the biggest beach in Whitby, but it\u0026rsquo;s certainly one of the prettiest. It\u0026rsquo;s common to see fossil hunters and anglers enjoying the quiet along this sand and shingle beach, but it\u0026rsquo;s also a safe choice for families.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe paddling and bathing is safe enough for children, and as the beach connects to Whitby sands if you fancy starting a walk here you can wander along the coast for some way without leaving the shore. This three mile walk is a lovely way to enjoy the scenery and spend time by the sea, and it\u0026rsquo;s popular with dog walkers when the seasonal bans aren\u0026rsquo;t in force.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a car park next to the beach, and if you take your bikes along you can pick up the Cleveland Trail which offers off-road cycling and some invigorating walks along the tops of the cliffs. This is also a handy beach to spend a day thanks to its amenities, as you\u0026rsquo;ll find a few shops and public toilets beside it that mean there\u0026rsquo;s no lengthy trudge in search of drinks and snacks. Some of the local shops stock dinghies which are always a hit with children, and thanks to the safe waters they tend to spend most of their time at Sandsend bobbing about in them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.4993,"LocationLongitude":-0.66031,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/sandsend beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/whitby/sandsend-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/sandsend beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Tate Hill Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe\u0026rsquo;ll start describing this little gem of a Whitby beach by telling you the most important thing about it \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s by far the best vantage point to sit and watch the regatta fireworks! While the crowds line the seafront and squeeze along the pier, the more informed beachgoers arrive on this small sandy beach close to the harbour in good time, stoke a little driftwood fire and enjoy the view.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnyway, you\u0026rsquo;ll find Tate Hill Beach on the east side of the river Esk and although it\u0026rsquo;s smaller than West Cliff Beach it\u0026rsquo;s very pretty and has everything you need for a great time. It\u0026rsquo;s sandy, safe and conveniently positioned and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to access the East pier from it. If you find yourselves in the mood for a quiet walk as the sun sets one evening start here, as you won\u0026rsquo;t be far from the harbour yet you can enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Yorkshire coast in all its glory.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou can reach Tate Hill Beach from Church Street, and thanks to its sheltered location it makes a nice little sun trap and dogs are welcome all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.4894,"LocationLongitude":-0.612062,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/whitby/tate-hill-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Magpie Cafe","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFeatured 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 \u0026ndash; even when it\u0026rsquo;s wet outside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMagpie Cafe specialises in seafood, and it\u0026rsquo;s known throughout north Yorkshire for its fish and chips, seafood chowder and a whole menu full of fresh fish dishes with a difference. You can\u0026rsquo;t miss it, it\u0026rsquo;s the black and white building perched beside the harbour, and there\u0026rsquo;s an extensive wine list available to help wash the food down in style. The takeaway option means diners can enjoy the food with a view of the sea if they don\u0026rsquo;t fancy eating in, but everyone\u0026rsquo;s welcome inside and there are children\u0026rsquo;s options available too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to the many reviews that rave about Magpie Cafe, the portions are generous, the seafood starters are worth travelling for and \u0026ndash; in a nutshell \u0026ndash; you can expect something more than simple fish and chips. Don\u0026rsquo;t take our word for it, try for yourself and see if this Whitby legend lives up to its name...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":54.4894,"LocationLongitude":-0.615045,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/mussels.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/whitby/magpie-cafe","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/mussels.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ditto Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhitby has a glowing reputation amongst foodies, so it\u0026rsquo;s a pretty good sign that Ditto Restaurant is top of the TripAdvisor poll when it comes to dining out in the town. The contemporary flair throughout the menu makes this a favourite with visitors and locals throughout the year, and all dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients and a little imagination to keep things a step ahead of the rest.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant has a cosy feel to it and seats 20 diners, so it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for a romantic meal for two or a special occasion. Reviewer after reviewer picks up on the friendly, thoughtful service so expect a warm welcome and the kind of attention that\u0026rsquo;ll have you returning before the holiday\u0026rsquo;s over. Diners with special requirements can call ahead and let the staff know to ensure that they\u0026rsquo;re dishes are just right which always makes things a little easier, and it\u0026rsquo;s worth booking a table in advance too as this is such a popular choice.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menus change regularly, and there are set menu choices including two and three courses. 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The small village of Skinningrove is set close to the rugged North Yorkshire coast, and the spectacular display on bonfire night attracts hordes of visitors every year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEach year the night takes on a different theme, and the bonfire is built around it. From enormous ships and trains to gothic castles built of wood, the fire here isn\u0026#39;t just enormous, it\u0026#39;s unlike any other in the UK. When this grand spectacle goes up in flames you\u0026rsquo;re sure to be amazed, make sure you bring your camera to capture the event. You can even take part in workshops in the weeks building up to the night to help build and paint the bonfire, everyone is welcome to come and join in.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eShortly after the bonfire\u0026#39;s lit, visitors will be able to marvel in one of the biggest and best firework displays that Yorkshire has to offer. 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